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New York, Jan 31 (JEN): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan is seeking to verify reports of human rights violations in the conflict that erupted just over a month ago, a spokesperson on Thursday said, as peacekeepers are boosting patrols in the world’s youngest nation. more
UN urges Tunisian politicians to ensure peaceful transition

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): Following Tunisia's adoption of a new constitution, the United Nations human rights office Tuesday added its voice to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's in encouragi ...

Somalia: UN urges continued protection for asylum-seekers

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday it has released updated guidelines on the needs of people fleeing southern and central Somalia that underscore the nee ...

Egypt: UN urges investigations amid escalating violence

New York, Jan 28 (JEN): The top United Nations human rights official on Monday voiced grave concern about the escalating violence in Egypt, and called for a prompt investigation into recent ...

UN urges Iran to halt executions

New York, Jan 23 (JEN): Independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesdaycalled on the Government of Iran to urgently halt executions, given reports that at least 40 people have be ...

Syria: UN to reach besieged Palestinian refugee camp

New York, Jan 16 (JEN): “Bursts of gunfire, including machine gun fire, erupted close to the trucks and UNRWA vehicles,” the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees said Wedn ...

CAR: UN team documents grave human rights abuses

New York, Jan 15 (JEN): The human rights situation remains extremely volatile in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations said Tuesday, as it released its findings on a wave o ...

UN urges Kenya to protect rights of indigenous people

New York, Jan 14 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday urged the Kenyan Government to protect the rights of the Sengwer indigenous people who have lived in the E ...

UNESCO denounces killing of Pakistani journalist

New York, Jan 14 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday denounced the murder of television journalist Zakir Ali in Pakistan’s Sindh prov ...

UN urges Spain to halt extradition of Kazakh terrorism suspect

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): United Nations independent human rights experts on Friday urged the Spanish Government to reconsider its decision to extradite Alexsandr Pavlov, who oversaw security ...