Archive for May, 2014

UN’s West Africa envoy strongly condemns double bombings in Nigeria

22nd May 2014 News and Media

Nigeria, 21 May 2014 – The United Nations envoy for West Africa has strongly condemned the double bombings that targeted a market in the Nigerian city of Jos and resulted in the deaths of over 100 people and the wounding of scores more. (more…)

‘Act to Protect': UN launches guide on attacks against schools, hospitals

22nd May 2014 News and Media

New York, 21 May 2014 – Every child has a right to education and health, the United Nations today said launching a guidance note to assist the people monitoring, reporting and working to prevent attacks against schools and hospitals. (more…)

After assault on staff, UN in South Sudan calls for aid workers to be protected

22nd May 2014 News and Media

South Sudan, 21 May 2014 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today demanded unhindered freedom of movement for aid workers after alleged members of South Sudan’s security forces assaulted and illegally detained two UN staff. (more…)

UN rights experts urge Iran to halt execution of two Ahwazi Arabs

22nd May 2014 News and Media

New York, 21 May 2014 – UN human rights experts today appealed to Iranian authorities to halt the scheduled execution of two members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority after their death sentences were reportedly upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court. (more…)

Renewed violence in northern Mali threatens to destabilize entire sub-region, senior UN official warns

21st May 2014 News and Media

Mali, 20 May 2014 – Briefing the United Nations Security Council in the wake deadly violence that rocked the northern Malian town of Kidal this past weekend, the top UN official in the country urged all parties today to take immediate steps to de-escalate tensions and avoid further provocation to keep the long-troubled region from sliding back into crisis. (more…)