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After assault on staff, UN in South Sudan calls for aid workers to be protected

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Posted by admin 154 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today demanded unhindered freedom of movement for aid workers after alleged members of South Sudan’s security forces assaulted and illegally detained two UN staff.

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UN rights chief calls for greater protection for Albinos after barbaric killing in Tanzania

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Posted by admin 160 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The barbaric murder of a woman with albinism in Tanzania has prompted the United Nations human rights chief to call for greater protection for this “exceptionally vulnerable” community.

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Envoy pledges UN support for Nigeria’s efforts towards release of abducted schoolgirls

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Posted by admin 160 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations is committed to supporting Nigeria’s efforts to ensure the release of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants, the world body’s newly-appointed envoy to the country said today, as he announced that the UN has initiated preparation of a “support package” that will include assistance for affected families and the girls after their release.

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Egypt’s legal system needs reform, UN and African experts say after mass death sentences

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Posted by admin 160 days ago (http://www.un.org)
In the wake of the second wave of mass death sentences handed down in Egypt last month, a group of African and United Nations human rights experts today called on authorities to bring the country’s legal system into compliance with international and regional standards.

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Bringing perpetrators of serious crimes to justice vital for Libya’s transition – ICC Prosecutor

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Posted by admin 162 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Ensuring that there is no impunity for those alleged to have committed serious crimes in Libya is crucial to bring lasting peace to the country, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) stressed today, as she lamented the slow progress to date in this vital aspect of the democratic transition.

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Backing universal education, UN educational chief condemns Nigerian abduction

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Posted by admin 162 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Stressing the need to educate all children, the head of the United Nations education agency today condemned the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria – calling it “an attack against the aspirations of these girls” – and urged greater cooperation among Member States on educational needs.

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South Sudan: UN Mission welcomes deal to resolve conflict in long-troubled Pibor

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Posted by admin 161 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has welcomed the signing of an agreement between the Government and the South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (Cobra Faction) on the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Greater Pibor County, Jonglei state.

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Central African Republic’s children witnessing ‘sheer brutality,’ says senior UN official

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Posted by admin 162 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The children of the Central African Republic are witnessing terrible violence in what has become a forgotten crisis, a senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official today said, urging the international community to ‘stand up’ and stop the violence as soon as possible.

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