Archive for October, 2014

UN Day Staff Commemoration 2014

24th October 2014 UN Activities

Pretoria, 24 October 2014 – The UNIC Library was the venue for a UN staff commemoration of United Nations Day 2014 on 24 October 2014. (more…)

‘Complex web’ of crises requires human rights-based solutions – UN rights chief

23rd October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 22 October 2014 – At the root of crises confronted by the United Nations usually lies a “complex web” of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights requiring solutions that can only come from more emphatic and comprehensive protections, the Organization’s top human rights official said today. (more…)

At General Assembly, UN experts urged global action on enforced disappearances

23rd October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 22 October 2014 – States must take full responsibility to solve all aspects of the issue of enforced disappearances: prevention; search for the disappeared; punishment of the perpetrators; and reparation for the victims, the Chairs of two United Nations expert bodies addressing the General Assembly on the issue declared today. (more…)

Amid ongoing Ebola outbreak, UN ramps up Organization-wide response

23rd October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 22 October 2014 – A United Nations health committee has met for the third time in three months to evaluate the Organization’s ongoing response to the global Ebola crisis amid broader agency-wide efforts in confronting the deadly disease, UN officials confirmed today. (more…)

Syria: UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing besieged Kobane

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

Syria, 21 October 2014 – Trucks carrying lifesaving supplies for Syrian children have managed to cross over the battle line in Aleppo for the first time in months, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today in what was described as a “small but significant breakthrough” in the UN agency’s efforts to help children displaced by the fighting in Kobane. (more…)