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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 ...
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 ...
... of villages -- have recently intensified to such an extent that United Nations officials have said they may constitute crimes against humanity.
veteran United Nations officials said this month they had never seen a wealthy democracy go to such extremes to punish asylum seekers and ...
The Dominican Republic submitted its Third National Communication on climate change to the United Nations. Officials from the National ...
... plans to use blockchain technology to eradicate child trafficking, in cooperation with United Nations officials, according to Thomson Reuters.
NERMEEN SHAIKH: We turn now to Yemen, which United Nations officials say will face the world's largest famine in decades if the Saudi-led ...
United Nations officials have described the military's actions in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State as "ethnic cleansing", an accusation the ...
Francis welcomed Nobel laureates, United Nations officials, NATO representatives and diplomats from countries with the bomb to a Vatican ...
Indeed, the closure of Yemen's ports of entry threatens to worsen a situation that United Nations officials have also described as "catastrophic.".
Mr. Koehler met with the Secretary-General and senior United Nations officials, representatives of the parties and neighbors, Member States and the African ...
... back boats and processing asylum claims in offshore detention centers have been criticized as illegal by United Nations officials, including by ...
"Although he claimed to be 'U.S. Representative at the 2012 Geneva International Model United Nations,' officials at that organization said they ...
United Nations officials say the crackdown is likely tantamount to ethnic cleansing and pressure has mounted on Myanmar to protect the ...
Although he claimed to be "U.S. Representative at the 2012 Geneva International Model United Nations," officials at that organization said they ...
31 October 2017 - Multilateralism is facing challenges just when it is most needed, senior United Nations officials told a UN Educational, Scientific and cultural ...


 

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