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Late one night in May 2009, Shannon Mouillesseaux, an American working for the United Nations Refugee Agency, awoke to a bang in her hotel room in Sri Lanka. A band ... The U.N.'s security office failed to properly investigate the crime scene, hampering her ability to bring a case against her attackers. Sexual Abuse
United Nations staff outside UN offices in Geneva during a strike to protest wage cuts on Friday. Photo: AFP. AFP. news@thelocal.ch · @thelocalswitzer. 24 March 2018. 09:28 CET+01:00. The head of the United Nations office in Geneva warned Friday that "trust" in the world body as an employer was ...
At the ceremony, Deputy Secretary-General Mohammed was accompanied by the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Ms. Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mr. Mohamed ... Liberia
The political, humanitarian and economic developments of the past six months, underscore the urgent need for a resumption of meaningful negotiations between Israel and Palestine. Only a negotiated two-state solution, based on internationally recognized and agreed principles, and as enshrined ... United Nations Middle East
Previously, Ms. Gbeho was Chief of Section for the Africa I Division (2012-2015) and Head of Office for Somalia (2008‑2012) with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Between 2006 and 2008, Ms. Gbeho was Director of the monitoring and evaluation unit in the Resident ... United Nations Middle East

The Syrian government initially barred most medical supplies in the aid convoy from getting through, according to Linda Tom, spokeswoman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Syria. On Sunday, government forces took control of several villages inside Eastern ... United Nations Middle East
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng returned to the United Nations office in Switzerland for discussions on racism and human rights, five years after his first visit. In March 2013, the former AC Milan star addressed the United Nations at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial ... United Nations Middle East
It is said that the bike sharing scheme at the UN offices in Nairobi will help facilitate smooth flow of human traffic that has intensified in recent times. Sahle-Work Zewde, the director-general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi said the user-friendly bicycles will enable over 3,500 staff to move freely within ... United Nations Middle East
The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism was established in June 2017 to provide leadership on the implementation of General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates, to enhance coordination and coherence, and to strengthen the delivery of the United Nations counter-terrorism capacity building ... United Nations Middle East
A panel debate entitled “Veiling/Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism” was held at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 23 February 2018 from 11:45 to 13:00 in room XXI. The exhibition is part of the Geneva Centre's awareness raising campaign to promote inter-cultural ... United Nations Middle East
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) held a meeting on Monday, 19 February 2018, where it presented the Report on the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Burundi, which would be aimed at alleviating the suffering of affected populations, and whose situation ... United Nations Middle East
The United Nations has declared a priority this year to unify and strengthen its work in building peace--and U.N. bodies will meet in the next two months ... field offices should engage a broader range of groups by including those beyond the circle of formal, registered non-government organizations (NGOs).
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human Rights situation in Honduras (A/HRC/37/3/Add.2) (Advance Edited ... The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Honduras monitors the situation of human rights and ...
Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2404 (2018) ... Among other priorities, it also asked UNIOGBIS to provide good offices to support the holding of inclusive, free and credible elections in 2018; help ...
Inner City Press, which while it pursue the story of Macau-based businessman Ng Lap Seng's bribery of President of the General Assembly John Ashe was evicted by the UN Department of Public Information from its office, is STILL confined to minders as it pursues the new UN bribery scandal, of Patrick Ho and Cheikh ...
Deeply alarmed by the escalating violence in Syria's east Ghouta, the United Nations has reiterated a call for an end to hostilities so that the sick and ... mostly in airstrikes hitting residential areas, according to reports documented by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNITED NATIONS, February 21 – Amid talk that a call for a ceasefire in Syria is unrealistic, Inner City Press on February 14 published the full text of the UN ... Middle East Officer in Rome (where she spent the first year as an exchange diplomat at the NATO office of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Staff Assistant to the ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 22 – The day after Inner City Press asked the UN why its children's agency UNICEF hired Justin Forsyth after three sexual harassment complaints, UNICEF on .... UNAIDS is an agency which, for these types of issues, deals through the World Health Organization's Office of Internal Oversight.
Harris "pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a bribery case that involves a brother and nephew of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ... As to Kang now, "a U.N. staffer surnamed Woo, who worked for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva under Kang's supervision, ...
Three thousand to 4,000 Congolese refugees were camped out Wednesday in front of a U.N. office in western Rwanda, demanding better living conditions at their camp. The refugees refused to go after marching out of the Kiziba camp on Tuesday and protesting in front of the office of UNHCR, the U.N. ...
Netanyahu's office issued a statement saying: "Abbas didn't say anything new. He continues to run away from peace, and continues to pay terrorists and their families $347 million." Danon accused Abbas of using "hateful speech" and glorifying violence instead of improving the lives of Palestinians.
... Cooperation and Burkinabe Abroad since November 2015, and as Director General of Judicial and Consular Affairs between 2013 and 2015. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Sougouri was First Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations Office and other international organizations ...
20. The United Nations has run out of words to describe the tragedy—officially. This morning, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) addressed the attack in Ghouta. Its regional office issued a powerful blank statement—a desperate attempt to draw attention to the casualties of a war that the world ...
UNITED NATIONS, February 15 – The UN has been the venue for bribes paid from Macau based operative Ng Lap Seng and now Patrick Ho of the China Energy ... The tank ad was for Pindad, with offices in Bandung and Jakarta. ... And what's the purpose of… of marketing weapons inside the United Nations building?
UNITED NATIONS, February 15 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has a "zero tolerance" policy for sexual harassment, and for retaliation. But his chief of "Global ... UNAIDS is an agency which, for these types of issues, deals through the World Health Organization's Office of Internal Oversight. As you know ...
This includes an overall international affairs budget of just $41.7 billion, which is a 30% cut from the last enacted budget before Trump came to office. Here are some of the ways this budget would impact the United Nations and its agencies, according to analysis provided by the Better World Campaign. * ...
3 February 2018 – The top leaders of the African Union and the United Nations on Saturday expressed concern over the prolonged political crisis in Guinea-Bissau ... The DPA provides support and oversight to the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office for Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), a special political mission first established ...
“The Secretary-General reiterates his belief in finding a solution to the political stalemate in the Maldives through all-party talks, which the United Nations continues to stand ready to facilitate,” the statement added. On Friday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) also urged ...
Around 206 companies, most of which are from the U.S. and Israel, have ongoing operations inside Israeli settlements that are considered illegal under international law, according to a report issued by the United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) on Wednesday. The report says that the businesses ...
The United Nations (UN) human rights office has said it has identified 206 companies so far doing business linked to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, where it said violations against Palestinians are “pervasive and devastating”. Israel fears that companies listed on any UN “blacklist” could be targeted ...
Among the other co-sponsors of the symposium were ACT Alliance, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, and the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force for Engagement with Faith-based Organizations.
The United Nations Refugee Agency's office in Indonesia has begun informing the nearly 14,000 refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia that they should not expect to be welcomed by another country. Instead, they should prepare to assimilate into Indonesian society as best they can, or consider ...
Is that the objective of the opposition?“he concluded with his statement before fielding questions from the press for more than two hours. Kabila, 46, has been in power since 2001, at the helm of a regime widely criticised for corruption, repression and incompetence. His constitutional term in office expired in ...
23 January 2018 – Surging violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) has put unprecedented numbers of people on the run, the United Nations refugee agency said ... Overall, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said the violence has pushed displacement to its highest levels since the start of the ...
United Nations human rights monitors in Kinshasa had verified the deaths of six people but were investigating reports that four more people had been killed and believed the number of fatalities could rise, said Ravina Shamdasani, a spokeswoman for the United Nations human rights office in Geneva.
23 January 2018 – The United Nations human rights arm on Tuesday voiced deep concern over the deaths of at least seven people celebrating a religious festival in ... Speaking to the media at the regular news briefing in Geneva, Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human ...
23 January 2018 – At least six people died and 68 were wounded during weekend demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) capital, Kinshasa, the United Nations human rights office reported Tuesday, urging the Government to investigate all incidents where security forces may have used excessive ...
22 January 2018 – George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country. The new Liberian President took office at a ceremony in the packed SKD stadium ...
22 January 2018 – The United Nations should change the way it does business in high-security risk peacekeeping operations, as the UN flag no longer offers 'natural' protection ... the Special Assistant to the Director, Africa II Division of the Office of Operations in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
15 January 2018 – Amid continuing violence in Afghanistan, the United Nations and the humanitarian community has appealed for $430 million to provide assistance ... According to a news release issued by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the plan includes activities of more than 150 national ...
Also present for the meeting at State House today was the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Head of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), Mr. Alan Cole, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Coordinator Regional Office for South Asia, Mr.
... isolate North Korea or hailing cuts to the United Nations budget, Haley's ability to channel Trump's blunt style is prompting fellow U.N. envoys and foreign policy specialists to wonder whether the 45-year-old former South Carolina governor is laying the groundwork to succeed her boss in the Oval Office.
A top level UN Security Council delegation that included US Ambassador Nikki Haley visited Kabul and met with the Afghan authorities, the government and the United Nations said today. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office said he met with the UN team yesterday and discussed Afghanistan's security ...
It is my honour to be here with you today to introduce the Secretary-General's report on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel. Despite continuous progress in West Africa and the Sahel, notably regarding democratic and peaceful political transitions, the security situation in ...
12 January 2018 – Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current ... The third contribution from his Office to the ongoing implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an event on financing on 11 June.
The United Nations human rights office called President Trump's dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations "shocking and shameful," with the spokesman for the U.N. high commissioner for human rights adding: "I'm sorry, but there's no other word one can use but racist." Trump allegedly asked why ...
12 January 2018 – The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the authorities in Tunisia to ensure that protestors are not arrested in an arbitrary ... “We are closely watching the demonstrations across Tunisia and the authorities' response to them,” Rupert Colville, spokesperson of the Office of the UN High ...
5 January 2018 – Amid ongoing political tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent actions by the security forces during recent protests in Kinshasa and other cities suggest “deliberate intention to suppress civil and political rights,” the United Nations human rights office reported on Friday. “From the ...
5 January 2018 – The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for ...


 

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