Following Tunisia's adoption of a new constitution, the United Nations human rights office today added its voice to Ban Ki-moon's in encouraging politicians to ensure that the next steps in the country's democratic transition are conducted in a “peaceful, inclusive and transparent" manner.
The key issue of a transitional government in Syria has deadlocked talks at the Geneva 2 peace conference which has so far focused on humanitarian issues.
The United Nations in Libya is preparing to deliver in the next 48 hours more food, medicines and other supplies to displaced families in Sabha, in the southern part of the country, the top UN humanitarian official in the country said expressing concern about the ongoing violence.
The United Nations today paid tribute to the 6 million Jews and countless others massacred in the Nazi Holocaust with a solemn ceremony in the General Assembly Hall, a rebuke to Holocaust deniers, and a warning from Ban Ki-moon of the perils of anti-Semitism and hatred of any kind.
Warning that the Central African Republic (CAR) is now at a critical juncture, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community to help restore security in the country, including by boosting the peacekeeping effort there.
The recently concluded action plan aimed at allaying international concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme is an important development, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog said today, while adding that there is still a long way to go in this effort.
The General Assembly on Monday voted to elect one permanent judge to the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991.
The Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire (UNOCI) , General Muhammad Iqbal Asi, presided over the award ceremony for the Togolese Battalion held at their cantonment site in Abidjan on Wednesday.
The United Nations today welcomed the international community’s pledge of €3.25 billion to support a recovery plan for Mali, which is emerging from a recent crisis that saw its northern territory overtaken by extremists and hundreds of thousands of people uprooted by conflict.
Ban Ki-moon today commended “another historic milestone” in Tunisia's democratic transition with the adoption of the country's new constitution. In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban encouraged Tunisia's political actors to ensure the next steps of the transition are conducted in a “peaceful, inclusive and transparent manner”.
The United Nations today called for security to be re-established along the main roads in strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) to allow access for vital aid and humanitarian staff as 38 trucks with a month’s supply of food for 155,000 people remained blocked at the frontier.
The United Nations refugee agency said today that more than 65,000 people had fled the conflict in the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in central Iraq’s Anbar province over the past week, bringing the total number of people uprooted since fighting began at the end of 2013 to over 140,000.