Archive for July, 2015

UNESCO voices alarm at reported killing of Iraqi journalists by extremists

31st July 2015 Press Releases

Iraq, 30 July 2015 – The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced deep concern today over the reported killing of two Iraqi journalists in Mosul. (more…)

INTERVIEW: “Every conflict has an end, and this conflict… has to come to an end after five years” – UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

31st July 2015 Press Releases

New York, 30 July 2015 – The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has been tasked with reinvigorating an inclusive political process towards ending the crisis in the country, based on the aims set out in the 2012 Geneva Communiqué, which was adopted by the first international conference on the issue and has been endorsed by the UN security Council. (more…)

Yemen: UN begins food aid distribution in war-torn districts of Aden

31st July 2015 Press Releases

Yemen, 30 July 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distribution of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. (more…)

Fighting human trafficking is not just about law enforcement” – UN rights expert

30th July 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Geneva, 28 July 2015 – Speaking ahead of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro calls for sweeping changes in policy and on perception of trafficking. Fighting trafficking is not just about law enforcement, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children reminds governments across the world.


Security Council approves one year renewal of UN Assistance Mission in Iraq

30th July 2015 Press Releases

Iraq, 29 July 2015 – The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and expressed its intention to review the operation’s mandate in 12 months or sooner, if requested by the Iraqi Government. (more…)