Category Archives: Press Releases

Ebola no longer ‘localized emergency,’ UN health officials tell regional summit in Cuba

By | 21 October 2014

Cuba, 20 October 2014 – Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials said in Havana today as they commended Cuba for sending doctors and nurses to the affected countries in West Africa, and addressed regional leaders gathering to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus… Read More »

South Sudan at ‘crossroads’ as it seeks to combat sexual violence, says UN official

By | 21 October 2014

New York, 20 October 2014 – Sexual violence has become a key feature of the continuing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, has declared, while affirming that the widespread use of rape could ultimately be stopped through greater political and legal… Read More »

Venezuela: UN rights chief calls for immediate release of opposition leader, politicians

By | 21 October 2014

Geneva, 20 October 2014 – Expressing serious concern at the detention of Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, as well as more than 69 other people who were arrested in February during mass public protests that took place across the country, the United Nations human rights chief called on the authorities for the “immediate release’ of… Read More »