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Londono emphasized that Gilmore aims to improve the mechanisms and efforts to consolidate peace in Colombia and to facilitate an increase in the access to state funding for development projects. Last June, the FARC handed in the last of its weapons to United Nations officials, effectively ending 53 ...
Back in 2012, Danish writer/director Per Fly (Drabet, The Inheritance) was introduced to Michael Soussan's memoir Backstabbing for Beginners: My Crash Course in International Diplomacy. The book is based on the true story of Michael Soussan, a former U.N. member and a first-hand witness to ...

United Nations investigators have discovered five probable mass grave sites in eastern Congo's Ituri province where an outbreak of ethnic violence has killed at least 263 people, a UN peacekeeping mission said. The report from the mission provides the most comprehensive portrait to date of the ...
Rome, April 27 (IANS/AKI) United Nations officials, ministers researchers and civil society organisation representatives from over 15 countries will attend a rural inequality summit on May 2-3 at the UN agricultural development fund IFAD's headquarters here, the agency said on Thursday. In all regions of ...
On Tuesday, government officials held talks with senior United Nations officials in a bid to "correct the misinformation in the public domain" regarding the deportation of nearly 100 Venezuelan nationals last weekend. A statement issued by the Ministry of National Security said that National Security ...
The Trinidad and Tobago government has held talks with senior United Nations officials in a bid to "correct what it calls the misinformation in the public domain' regarding the deportation of nearly 100 Venezuelan nationals. A statement issued by the Ministry of National Security said Minister Edmund ...

The announcement this week of a five-year plan to rebuild Mosul's centuries-old religious complex represents the largest cultural restoration project in Iraq, according to United Nations officials overseeing the project. Noura al-Kaabi, the U.A.E. culture minister, said her nation's involvement was intended ...
Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials urged a gathering of world leaders on Tuesday to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN's work. "The first line of ...
The civil war is part of a larger regional power struggle between the Sunni monarchy in Saudi Arabia, and the Shiite rulers of Iran. The conflict has killed more than 10,000 people, displaced millions and caused what United Nations officials have called the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Yemen was ...
That forced United Nations officials and workers on the convoy to hide in basements, said observers in Douma with the Violations Documentation Center, a Syrian organization that tracks the conflict. The United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Damascus, Ali al-Za'tari, noted that the shelling near ...
Egypt has purchased North Korean weapons and allowed North Korean diplomats to use their Cairo embassy as a base for military sales across the region, American and United Nations officials say. Those transactions earned vital hard cash for North Korea, but they violated international sanctions and ...
A Russian plan for a five-hour pause in fighting in Syria's Eastern Ghouta needs to be upgraded to allow aid deliveries and medical evacuations, which must not be linked to prisoner swaps, the United Nations officials told reporters on Thursday.U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said the U.N. would not ...
United Nations officials are allowed to enter the government-run camps to look for potential asylum cases — principally Eritreans and Somalis, whose flight from political persecution and chaos might qualify them. From lists supplied by the United Nations, the French choose whom they will interview.
The team also visited Addis Ababa and engaged with African Union officials and representatives from the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition, former detainees, the National Salvation Front and other political parties, as well as United Nations officials. In the first parts of the report I present ...
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council, facing staunch opposition from Russia, failed to pass a resolution on Thursday that would have imposed a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reached a besieged Damascus suburb. With new reports on Thursday of a rocket ...
United Nations officials have warned the federal government that proposed changes to national security laws would impose “draconian criminal penalties” on the freedom of expression and may be “inconsistent” with Australia's obligations under international treaties. In a submission to a parliamentary ...
The report put a spotlight on “complex attacks,” a type of suicide assault that is becoming more deadly, United Nations officials say. These involve two or more commandos with suicide vests seizing a building or taking hostages, fighting for hours and detonating their explosives only when security forces ...

Syria and Russia said that opposition shelling and sniper fire along the route were preventing aid deliveries; United Nations officials said the time allowed was insufficient to get aid past all the checkpoints, and accused Syrian officials of stalling approvals for aid convoys. If Monday's convoy to the town of ...
Tunis, 5 February 2018 - As part of the project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya”, representatives from the local council of Awal (Tuareg) and the city of Ghadames met with United Nations officials to discuss advancing cohesion and harmony between the two communities. In 2011, conflict erupted ...
It was the bloodiest day so far in a weekslong escalation that prompted United Nations officials to issue an unusual call for an immediate cease-fire. The toll, compiled by rescue workers and rising into the night, came as at least six more people were killed in another rebel-held area, in the northern province ...
6 February 2018 – Senior United Nations officials in Syria warned on Tuesday of the dire humanitarian crisis in several parts of the country, calling on warring parties to immediately stop fighting so aid and basic services can reach those in need, and the sick and critically wounded can evacuate. “The United Nations ...
UNITED NATIONS: Senior United Nations officials, including the head of its education agency and the UN youth envoy, have called for cooperation to strengthen quality education and learning programmes for young people and children in all corners of the world. “No single country or agency can tackle the ...
Two senior United Nations officials are reportedly being investigated for alleged sexual harassment. The reports emerged a week after The Guardian published a story detailing widespread misconduct and abuse at the intergovernmental organization.
United Nations officials say Myanmar's military should be investigated for crimes against humanity and potential genocide, and the Trump administration recently accused Myanmar of ethnic cleansing. For hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, the first imperative is to find a way out of Myanmar, ...
The report is a response to what United Nations officials have called the most lethal five-year period for the global organization's peacekeeping soldiers and police officers, mostly in unstable parts of Africa like Mali, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo. Since 2013, at least 195 ...
19 January 2018 – Concerned over the devastating impact of escalating violence in Syria, where dozens of people in eastern Ghouta have been killed in recent airstrikes, and schools and hospitals are being deliberately destroyed, senior United Nations officials have underscored the obligation on all parties to the conflict, ...
United Nations officials last week said that Trump's reported use Jan. 11 of an expletive to describe Haiti and other countries could potentially damage and disrupt the lives of many people. Trump's purported remarks provoked a backlash from the United Nations and African countries. Chittister said in her ...
United Nations officials stressed at year's end that its peacekeepers in Haiti and other places save many lives, despite challenges. Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers — with more than 60 “blue helmets” killed in hostile acts — officials of the global body insisted that, in 2017, ...
Mr. Koehler met with the Secretary-General and senior United Nations officials, representatives of the parties and neighbors, Member States and the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security. The Secretary-General welcomed the intention of his Personal Envoy to travel to the region. He stressed the importance ...
United Nations officials, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, PEN America and the United States Embassy in Beijing have all publicly criticized the Chinese government over the case. Last March, the European Union and Germany voiced concerns at the United Nations Human Rights Council over ...
Mr. Koehler met with the Secretary-General and senior United Nations officials, representatives of the parties and neighbors, Member States and the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security. The Secretary-General welcomed the intention of his Personal Envoy to travel to the region. He stressed the importance ...
Mr. Koehler met with the Secretary-General and senior United Nations officials, representatives of the parties and neighbors, Member States and the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security. The Secretary-General welcomed the intention of his Personal Envoy to travel to the region. He stressed the importance ...
A dozen members of the militia were put on trial in June, but those proceedings were put on hold in October pending investigations by United Nations officials. “We did our job and we found the person who was implicated in the murder case of the experts,” Justin Milonga, acting governor of Kasai Central, ...
United Nations officials are very upset about U.S. funding cuts to their budget. They see the announced $285 million reduction in America's contribution as a slap in the face and an affront to global cooperation. So as not to hurt too many feelings, and in that very spirit of global cooperation, we want to offer a ...
United Nations officials recently called out U.S. jailers – particularly in counties in four states, including Cheatham County – for allegedly using excessive force via Taser shocks against inmates in incidents which could be construed as “torture.” The U.N. special rapporteur on torture cited a recent Reuters ...
United Nations officials learned of the executions from a statement posted on the Ministry of Justice's Facebook page, she said. The government has stopped providing information on executions, and human rights investigators suspect that many go unrecorded. Iraqi authorities disclosed 88 executions in ...
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Top United Nations officials will be coming to Chicago to address violence in the city. It comes after Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin had a meeting with U.N. officials in New York on Thursday. The purpose of Boykin's trip was a desperate plea for help to stop violence ...
11 December 2017 – Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Over seven decades, this mighty document has helped to ...
7 December 2017 – With the conflict in South Sudan entering its fifth year, senior United Nations officials on Thursday expressed concern about the precarious security situation and bleak humanitarian conditions in the world's youngest country. “The people of South Sudan have simply suffered far too much for far too long ...
4 December 2017 – Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – senior United Nations officials called on the country to ensure adequate protection for children across Iraq. “It is a matter of concern that these draft amendments ...
2 February 2018 – Stressing the importance of quality education for the future of young people and children, senior United Nations officials, including the head of its education agency and the UN youth envoy, called for cooperation to strengthen education and learning programmes in all corners of the world. “No single ...
Government officials from some of the world's major nations, including the United States, Britain and Canada, as well as top United Nations officials, have called for the release of the reporters. "One of the key (Annan) recommendations is the freedom of journalists to observe and report on the situation," ...
Tuesday's announced cut alarmed United Nations officials and aid groups that regard the United Nations Relief and Works Agency as a critical pillar of well-being for Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza and in neighboring countries. The Norwegian Refugee Council, which works in more than ...
Somali security personnel walk past burning vehicles as they secure an area in Mogadishu on July 30, 2017 after a car bomb explosion in the Somalian capital. UN officials are offering a mixed but mainly negative year-end assessment of conditions in Somalia. PHOTO | STR | AFP ...
The death of Mr. Saleh — who became a strong ally of the Houthis, but was killed after publicly breaking with them — has further exacerbated the humanitarian crisis, local and United Nations officials said. The Saudi-led coalition has attempted to capitalize on his death by increasing its airstrikes to roughly ...
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations High Commissioner for human rights, who has openly criticized powerful governments, including the Trump administration, has made the unusual decision to not seek a second four-year term, saying it “might involve bending a knee in supplication.” The decision by ...
United Nations officials learned of the executions from a statement posted on the Ministry of Justice's Facebook page, she said. The government has stopped providing information on executions, and human rights investigators suspect that many go unrecorded. Iraqi authorities disclosed 88 executions in ...
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Top United Nations officials will be coming to Chicago to address violence in the city. It comes after Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin had a meeting with U.N. officials in New York on Thursday. The purpose of Boykin's trip was a desperate plea for help to stop violence ...
United Nations officials are asking U.S. authorities to investigate a 2009 Taser incident at the Franklin County jail in which a 20-year-old woman who was pregnant miscarried after a deputy stunned her with the device. Nils Melzer, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, was quoted in a Reuters report last ...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has hosted a delegation of United Nations officials at its main anti-mine facility. The United Nations' delegation was led by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a French diplomat who serves as the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations. The Russian Defense ...


 

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