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UN human rights office urges Uganda to scrap anti-homosexuality bill

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Posted by admin 112 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations human rights office today called on the President of Uganda to refrain from signing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, and urged the country to ensure the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from violence and discrimination.

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Civilians in strife-torn South Sudan fleeing to UN bases now number 63,000

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Posted by admin 112 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Some 63,000 civilians have now sought refuge in United Nations bases in South Sudan as the UN peacekeeping mission there moves to reinforce its strength with troops and helicopters in the face of a conflict that has killed thousands and driven at least 122,000 others from their homes in the past 12 days.

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Somalia: UN expert urges Government to finalize human rights roadmap

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Posted by admin 113 days ago (http://www.un.org)
An independent United Nations expert today urged the Somali Government to finalize and carry out a human rights roadmap endorsed by the cabinet in August.

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UN hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements in strife-torn South Sudan within 48 hours

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Posted by admin 113 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements on the ground in strife-torn South Sudan within the next 48 hours, including both troops and critical assets such as helicopters, as it seeks to protect civilians in a conflict that is already estimated to have claimed well over 1,000 lives, the top UN official in the country said today.

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UN peacekeepers respond to Ugandan rebel attack in eastern DR Congo

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Posted by admin 113 days ago (http://www.un.org)
United Nations peacekeepers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) yesterday helped the national armed forces retake control over a town following an attack by a Ugandan rebel group that left dozens dead and displaced many more.

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UNICEF urges action to prevent child deaths from malnutrition in Central African Republic

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Posted by admin 113 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations has voiced "extreme concern" that recent violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) will cause a sharp increase in children suffering severe malnutrition, putting an already vulnerable population at further risk.

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UN human rights chief urges South Sudanese leadership to curb escalating violence

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Posted by admin 115 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Amid ethnically targeted killings, arbitrary detentions, rising displacement and now the discovery of mass graves, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the South Sudanese leadership to curb the escalating violence in the world's youngest nation and make it absolutely clear that those committing abuses will be held accountable.

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More must be done to aid those uprooted in Central African Republic conflict, UN warns

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Posted by admin 115 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations voiced increasing concern today for the security of 710,000 people uprooted by conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid difficulty of access to the sites where they have sought shelter and reports of youths prowling around with grenades and machetes.

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