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UN / TERRORISM

The United Nations Security Council today (19 DECEMBER) called on the Secretary General to come up with "concrete" options to combat terrorism and organized crime. UN

19 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN/ AFGHANISTAN

Leaders of the UN's mission in Afghanistan said today that although the  Taliban insurgents, reacting to UN efforts, have publicly  claimed to have changed their methods  and have promised to protect civilians, they still cause the majority of  civilian casualties in that country. UNAMA

19 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / COUNTER-TERRORISM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that "despite strengthened efforts to combat the threat, the number of foreign terrorist fighters in the Syria and Iraq conflicts has grown to over 15,000 from more than 80 countries." He called on the international community to think more deeply into the fundamental conditions that allow extremism to thrive [...]

19 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

The atrocious crimes perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) risk plunging Iraq into catastrophe as the country reels from bitter sectarian tensions and a growing humanitarian crisis affecting over 5 million people, top United Nations officials warned as they called on the international community to increase efforts in aiding Iraq's [...]

18 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COI

A new report of the UN Commission of Inquiry dealing with Syria has documented shocking accounts of the ISIS (Da'esh) armed group's use of terror to subjugate Syrians living in its areas of control, as well as the use of extreme violence against both civilians and captured fighters. CH UNTV

14 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / DE MISTURA SYRIA

The UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said the people of that country are tired and desperate after more than three years of civil war, adding in "the feeling was: anything, but let's stop this carnage." UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / HUMAN RIGHTS SURVEILLANCE

The UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism Ben Emmerson  said "we have reached a point at which it is now essential for states to squarely confront the reality, which is that massive surveillance programmes do away with to the right to internet privacy altogether." [...]

23 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SPORTS FOR PEACE PALESTINE

Speaking at a General Assembly debate on Sport for Development and Peace, the Israeli representative recalled the terrorist attack that killed 11 Israelis during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich and said that today "Israeli athletes still have to contend with discrimination." The Palestinian representative said  "Israel has broken all records when it comes to human [...]

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISIS AMBAR

The UN refugee agency said that an estimated 180,000 people have fled from the city ofHitinIraq's Anbar province in the past few days, many having already been displaced. People fled Hit after it was captured byISISand other affiliated armed groups over the weekend. UNTV CH

14 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA DE MISTURA PRESSER

UN Special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura appealed to Turkey to allow volunteer fighters to cross the border with Syria and fight against ISIL militants. UNTV CH

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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