Monthly Archives: October 2014

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 »

Model UN Finals

By | 20 October 2014

Cape Town, 20 October 2014 – The UN Information Centre (UNIC) Pretoria once again participated in the Finals of the South African Model United Nations Competition for High Schools (SAMUN) from 17 to 20 October 2014.