Monthly Archives: May 2014

Russia, China block Security Council referral of Syria to International Criminal Court

By | 23 May 2014

New York, 22 May 2014 – Despite repeated appeals by senior United Nations officials for accountability for crimes being committed in Syria, the Security Council was unable today to adopt a resolution that would have referred the situation in the war-torn nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC), due to vetoes by permanent members Russia… Read More »

UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

By | 23 May 2014

Launches Beijing+20 Campaign: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! New York, 22 May – UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike… Read More »

Ukraine: UN official cites ‘worsening’ human rights situation in southern, eastern regions

By | 22 May 2014

New York, 21 May 2014 – The southern and eastern regions of crisis-racked Ukraine are now awash in weapons and the scene of numerous cases of illegal detentions and abductions, a senior United Nations human rights official warned today, noting that he had discussed with the parties some rights-based and humanitarian de-escalation measures.