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UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted and abused in South Sudan

18 October 2018 Human Rights Hundreds of civilians who were taken by opposition forces in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region during an uptick in fighting are still missing, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for … Continue reading

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West Bank: ‘imminent’ demolition of Palestinian village could be ‘war crime’ – ICC Prosecutor

17 October 2018 Human Rights The Prosecutor mandated to oversee the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the International Criminal Court (ICC) stated on Wednesday that her office is keeping “a close eye” on the planned demolition of a Palestinian village in … Continue reading

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Nigeria: UN chief ‘appalled’ by killing of aid worker; calls for release of remaining hostages

16 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid The United Nations Secretary-General strongly condemned on Tuesday the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria. He said he was “appalled” by her death on … Continue reading

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UN ‘stands in solidarity’ with cyclone-hit India – Secretary-General Guterres

16 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed sadness at the loss of lives and devastation caused by Cyclone Titli in India and said that the Organization is ready to provide assistance. In a statement issued … Continue reading

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Top UN rights official urges transparent probe into Khashoggi disappearance

16 October 2018 Human Rights The top United Nations human rights official has called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to “reveal everything they know” about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

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Human Rights Council election: 5 things you need to know about it

12 October 2018 Human Rights The United Nations General Assembly held secret-ballot elections for the Human Rights Council (HRC) on Friday. As of 1 January next year, the 18 newly-elected States will serve for three years on the UN’s highest … Continue reading

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UN relief official in Yemen condemns ‘horrific’ attack on passenger buses

14 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid Condemning an attack on passenger buses in Yemen’s Hudaydah governorate, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country has called on warring parties “to do everything possible” to protect civilians.

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UN welcomes ‘milestone’ release of 833 Nigerian children from anti-Boko Haram force

12 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid The United Nations welcomed on Friday as an “important milestone” the release in Nigeria of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF); a group formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the … Continue reading

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UN chief praises Malaysia’s death penalty repeal as ‘major step forward’

12 October 2018 Human Rights Malaysia has announced that it plans to abolish executions, a move hailed by United Nations chief António Guterres on Thursday, as a “major step forward.”

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At epicentre of Indonesia disaster, Guterres praises resilience of Sulawesi people

12 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid Standing amidst the wreckage of Balaroa, one of the worst hit areas of Palu, Indonesia, on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said it was “impossible not to feel heart-broken” at the destruction caused by the … Continue reading

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