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Geneva – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, expressed Friday her shock and deep sadness at the atrocious rape, mutilation and murder of Anene Booysen, a 17-year-old South African woman, and urged a more comprehensive approach to tackling the “pandemic of sexual violence” affecting tens of thousands of women every year in… Read More »
New York – The head of United Nations peacekeeping today highlighted the role being played by “blue helmets” in a variety of hotspots worldwide, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, and told journalists that a UN mission in Mali looks increasingly likely.
New York – The Secretary-General strongly condemns the assassination yesterday of Mr. Chokri Belaid, Secretary-General of the Democratic Patriots Movement and one of the leaders of the Popular Front in Tunisia.
Pretoria – In spite of the recent steps taken by various parties in Guinea-Bissau to advance the transition process, insecurity and impunity are still serious issues that the Government must urgently address, a senior United Nations official said today.