UN rights experts ‘gravely’ concerned at spike in civilian casualties in north-west Myanmar following internet shutdown

Independent UN human rights experts on Tuesday voiced grave concern over the killing and displacement of civilians in north-west Myanmar during the intensifying conflict between the military and an armed group, the Arakan Army, amid an information blackout in some parts of Rakhine and Chin states. 

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February 18, 2020 at 02:41PM
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Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ over deadly assault in northwest Cameroon

United Nations Secretary-General has extended his deepest condolences to the families of those killed in an attack on a village in northwest Cameroon.

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February 18, 2020 at 10:13AM
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UN rights chief, agencies appalled at civilian toll in war-torn Syria’s north-east

Facing freezing temperatures and bombing, more than 900,000 civilians in Syria’s north-west have been forced into ever smaller areas in search of safety, the UN’s top human rights official said on Tuesday. 

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February 18, 2020 at 09:08AM
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World must ‘act and deliver’, match Pakistan’s compassion for refugees, says UN chief

Pakistan’s solidarity and compassion for hosting Afghan refugees is a remarkable blueprint that the rest of the world should follow.  

World must ‘act and deliver’, match Pakistan’s compassion for refugees, says UN chief
February 17, 2020 at 12:26PM : International People Search
February 17, 2020 at 12:26PM

Amid global ‘learning crisis’, Parliaments can ensure adequate resources for education, says UN Assembly President

Amid global ‘learning crisis’, Parliaments can ensure adequate resources for education, says UN Assembly President

Amid global ‘learning crisis’, Parliaments can ensure adequate resources for education, says UN Assembly President
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Holocaust survivors rebuild lives and traditions in Rio de Janeiro

With millions of people displaced from their homes worldwide, a UN ceremony celebrating Holocaust survivors in Brazil, has provided a stark reminder that throughout the 75 years of the Organization’s existence, the plight of refugees has been an ever-present theme.

Holocaust survivors rebuild lives and traditions in Rio de Janeiro
February 14, 2020 at 07:15PM : International People Search
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Database of businesses linked to Israeli settlements ‘important initial step’ towards accountability: rights expert 

A database of 112 businesses connected to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory has been hailed by an independent human rights expert as “an important initial step towards accountability and the end to impunity”. 

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February 14, 2020 at 12:29PM
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Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa

A monthly average of 11,500 people traveling from the Horn of Africa to Yemen last year made the so-called Eastern Route the busiest maritime migration path on earth, the UN migration agency said on Friday. 

Amidst protection challenges, Eastern Route outpaces Mediterranean for people leaving Africa
February 14, 2020 at 08:41AM : International People Search
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Transitional justice processes critical to lasting peace, Security Council hears

For countries to move forward after conflict or mass atrocities, suffering must be acknowledged and justice served, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights told the Security Council on Thursday. 

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February 13, 2020 at 11:48AM
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‘We must all do more’ to protect children in armed conflict: UN chief

On the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized the need to integrate child protection into peace processes during a high-level Security Council briefing on Wednesday.

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February 12, 2020 at 10:22AM
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