Daily Archives: 3rd June 2018

Nicaragua: UN condemns loss of lives in protest-related violence; calls on Government to allow in UN rights monitors

1 June 2018 Human Rights The United Nations has called on Nicaragua to allow access to the Organization’s human rights arm into the country amid reports that over 100 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in over … Continue reading

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Favour dialogue’ over violence, UN chief urges all parties following clashes in Mali’s capital

2 June 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “calm and restraint” on Saturday, following violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police in Mali’s capital Bamako.

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UNHCR raises alarm over deadly detention centre escape in Libya

1 June 2018 Migrants and Refugees More than a dozen people have been killed or wounded by traffickers as they attempted to flee a detention centre in Libya last month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday, describing it … Continue reading

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Security Council fails to adopt competing texts on protection of Palestinian civilians in Gaza

1 June 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Security Council on Friday failed to adopt two competing draft resolutions; one produced by Kuwait, in response to the killing of dozens of Palestinian protestors in Gaza, and the other tabled … Continue reading

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Half of Afghan children out of school, due to conflict, poverty, discrimination: UNICEF

2 June 2018 Peace and Security Nearly 3.7 million Afghan children are missing out on school, due to on-going conflict, grinding poverty, and discrimination against girls, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

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UN agencies and Myanmar lay groundwork for possible Rohingya return

1 June 2018 Migrants and Refugees United Nations agencies and Myanmar have agreed a framework which it is hoped will lead to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, but only if their “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” return from camps in … Continue reading

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