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UN / IRAQ KERRY

Addressing the Security Council, US Secretary of State John Kerry said "as president Obama has clearly explained – and I think everyone in this room is well aware of it at this point- the coalition required to eliminate ISIL is not only or even primarily military in nature, it must be comprehensive and includes close collaboration [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAN

UN Chief  Ban  Ki-moon met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at UN Headquarters to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, the human rights situation in the conflict in Iraq and Syria. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN

UN Chief Ban Ki-moon said that if “not properly treated”, Ebola may cause political instability in the affected countries. He called for “quick action” to tackle the spread of the virus. Ban also called on international airlines and shipment companies to lift the bans on travel and transport with the affected countries. UNFIEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / REAX OBAMA

Responding to questions on US President Barack Obama's statements about US military action in Syria, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said he would not "prejudge actions that have not yet (been) taken," but indicated that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agrees that "the threat of ISIS / ISIL needs to be faced." UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

US ambassador Samantha Power expressed her government's concern that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get chemical weapons in Syria. She said "if there are chemical weapons left in Syria, there will be a risk that those weapons fall into ISIL's hands. And we can only imagine what a group like that would [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / BOKO HARAM CHILDREN

At a launch of a report on children in armed conflict in north easternNigeria, a member of the human rights commission in that country called on the international community "to place pressure on the Nigerian Government and compel the right action to bring back the 219 girls still in custody as well as confront insurgency." UNIFEED [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

The US is planning to table a Security Council resolution to strengthen the ability of national governments to tackle the phenomenon of foreign fighters, especially of ISIL. US Ambassador Samantha Power noted the need to share intelligence and said the US will be contributing expertise to curb this issue. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL SHABAAB

As part of the ongoing joint military offensive, the Somalia National Army (SNA) and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops have liberated several towns in Middle Shabelle and Hiiran regions. AMISOM

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BULO MARER

Residents returned to the strategic town of Bulo Marer, under al-Shabaab control for years,  after it was captured from  the insurgents by joint forces of the Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM.)  

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC SPECIAL SESSION ISIS

United Nations said Monday ISIL forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes. CH UNTV

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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