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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 »

GENEVA / KOBANE REFUGEES WRAP

Syrian Kurdish refugees fleeing fighting around the Syrian border town of Kobane have told UNHCR officials about atrocities carried out by ISIL militants. UNTV CH / UNHCR

10 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / MALI WRAP

After 31 peacekeeper was killed in Mali over last 15 months, the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous warned today that that the UN in Mali is no longer operating in "peacekeeping environment." UNIFEED-UNTV /MINUSMA

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / BARAWE

The coastal city ofBarawe in Somalia, the last stronghold of extremist group al-Shabaab, is now fully under the control of the Somali National Army (SNA) supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). This is the first time in 23 years that its residents will experience a government's presence since the collapse of central [...]

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA DE MISTURA

The United Nations Special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura called for urgent international action to stop ISIS taking over the city of Kobane on Syria’s northern border with Turkey. UNTV CH

7 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ REPORT

The United Nations has released a report on the impact of civilians from the conflict in Iraq citing a "staggering array" of gross human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant known as ISIL. OHCHR

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

At the end of her country's presidency of the Security Council, US Ambassador Samantha Power said that “when transnational problems demand transnational solutions, the United States leads, and over the course of the last few weeks you have seen work building the international coalitions necessary to foster real solutions on the ground.” UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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