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New York, Nov 21 (JEN): Despite collective efforts, much remains to be done towards universal ratification of the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday said encouraging Member States to ratify or accede to it. more
CAR: UN concerned over new spate of killings and robbery

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): A spate of armed robberies and extrajudicial killings, including those of army soldiers and a senior magistrate, has shaken Bangui, capital of the conflict-torn Centr ...

Ban urges dignity of human life at Nazi death camp

New York, Nov 19 (JEN): Visiting the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, where millions of Jews and members of other minorities perished during the Second World War, Uni ...

DPRK: UN seeks justice based on human rights approach

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): Tackling human rights issues in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is crucial to pave the way for justice and reconciliation in the wider Korean Peni ...

UN concerned over entry of Syrian refugees in EU

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency Friday said it is deeply concerned over reports of some European Union (EU) countries denying entry or forcibly returning asylum-se ...

Work remains to rid Syria of chemical weapons: UN

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): While there has been good progress so far in the effort to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, a great deal of work remains, the Organisation for the Prohibition of ...

ICC trials of Kenyan leaders fails to pass in UNSC

New York, Nov 16 (JEN): A resolution before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the deferral of the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials of Kenya’s President and his deputy ...

Qatar World Cup crucial to improve plight of migrants: UN

New York, Nov 14 (JEN): A United Nations independent expert Wednesday urged Qatari authorities to use the 2022 soccer World Cup to improve the situation of migrant workers and their familie ...

General Assembly elects 14 members of UNHRC

New York, Nov 13 (JEN): The United Nations General Assembly Tuesday elected 14 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for a period of three years beginning on J ...

UNSC seeks attention on situation in Bosnia, Herzegovina

New York, Nov 13 (JEN): The sustained attention of the international community is vital to helping Bosnia and Herzegovina on the path to prosperity and political stability, the United Natio ...