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New York, Nov 22 (JEN): Saying they themselves had received threats, United Nations human rights experts Thursday called on the Government of the Netherlands to facilitate the growing national debate on whether the portrayal of a servant in an age-old Christmas parade perpetuates a negative stereotype of Africans and people of African descent. more
UN: Violence against young hobbles development

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): Drawing a direct link between violence against children and poverty, United Nations officials marked Universal Children’s Day with a call to make child protection a ...

Somalia: Ban condemns attack against police station

New York, Nov 21 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the deadly attacks on Tuesday against a police station in Beledweyne, Somalia, which follow a numb ...

Ban urges ratification in Rome Statute of ICC

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 ( ...

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 ...