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05.04.2013

UN human rights chief urges US to close Guantánamo detention centre

UN human rights chief urges US to close Guantánamo detention centre

The United Nations human rights chief today urged all branches of the United States Government to work together to close the Guantánamo detention centre, stressing that the indefinite incarceration of detainees is a clear breach of international law. “I am deeply disappointed that the US Government has not been able… »

05.04.2013

1,000 days and counting: UN calls for accelerated action on the Millennium Development Goals

1,000 days and counting: UN calls for accelerated action on the Millennium Development Goals

The United Nations today called for accelerated action in the next 1,000 days from governments, international organizations and civil society groups to reach the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their deadline at the end of 2015. “The MDGs are the most successful global… »

03.04.2013

Hungary must retract law that makes homelessness a crime – UN experts

Hungary must retract law that makes homelessness a crime – UN experts

Two United Nations independent experts today urged the Hungarian Government to retract a recently passed amendment that criminalizes homelessness, stressing this will result in discrimination against those without shelter. “Through this amendment, the Hungarian Parliament institutionalizes the criminalization of homelessness and enshrines discrimination against and stigmatization of homeless persons in the… »

03.04.2013

UN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty

UN General Assembly approves global arms trade treaty

The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global arms trade treaty that failed to achieve unanimous support last week but garnered the support of a majority of Member States when put to a vote today. The resolution containing the text of the treaty, which regulates the international trade in… »

02.04.2013

Korean peninsula crisis has ‘gone too far’, warns UN chief

Korean peninsula crisis has ‘gone too far’, warns UN chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the current crisis on the Korean peninsula “has already gone too far,” following an announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to restart its Yongbyon nuclear reactor. “I am deeply troubled. As Secretary-General, it is my duty to prevent war and to pursue… »

27.03.2013

Falklands/Malvinas dispute tops talks between Ban Ki-moon and Latin American officials

Falklands/Malvinas dispute tops talks between Ban Ki-moon and Latin American officials

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Cuba, Peru and Uruguay discussed the issue of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) during their meeting today at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom have been engaged in a dispute concerning the sovereignty of… »

26.03.2013

Honouring over 15 million victims of slave trade, UN calls for end to remnants of slavery

Honouring over 15 million victims of slave trade, UN calls for end to remnants of slavery

The United Nations today honoured the memory of an estimated 15 million innocent victims who suffered over four centuries as a result of the transatlantic slave trade, while highlighting the plight of millions more who still endure the brutality of modern slavery. Speaking at the commemoration of the International Day… »

24.03.2013

Post-2015 development agenda must address youth issues – new UN envoy

Post-2015 development agenda must address youth issues – new UN envoy

The process of establishing a post-2015 development agenda must include youth input and participation to reflect the issues that concern them, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Envoy on Youth stressed today in his first press conference since he assumed office. “We are at a crossroads. With 1,000 days left to meet… »

24.03.2013

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda now in custody of International Criminal Court

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda now in custody of International Criminal Court

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has welcomed the news of the transfer of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to The Hague, where he faces charges for a range of alleged war crimes, including rape, murder and the recruitment of children. Mr. Ntaganda has been indicted by the… »

21.03.2013

Ban Ki-Moon announces independent probe into allegations of chemical attack in Syria

Ban Ki-Moon announces independent probe into allegations of chemical attack in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today said that the United Nations will launch an independent investigation into allegations of the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, after receiving a formal request from the country’s Government. “The investigation mission is to look into the specific incident brought to my attention by the… »

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