South Sudan, 4 March 2014 – Outbreaks of fresh fighting in South Sudan is likely to displace tens of thousands of additional people and is hampering efforts to help children in need, warns the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in South Sudan
UN – The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about continued reports of growing violence in many parts of South Sudan, human rights abuses and killings fuelled by ethnic tensions. He demands that Government and opposition forces respect the rights of civilians and ensure their safety and security. He reminds them of their responsibilities and accountability under international humanitarian law.
UN – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council have strongly condemned an attack in the north-eastern Malian town of Kidal that killed two blue helmets and left several others, including members of the national armed forces, injured.
We, the staff of the United Nations Information Centre South Africa, are truly saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela. A mighty tree has fallen. Our beloved Madiba is gone but his legacy will linger in our hearts for many generations to come. May his life inspire us all.
The most common motivation of some men who have admitted to rape is the belief that they are entitled to sex even without the female partner’s consent, according to a newly released United Nations study of some Asia and Pacific countries, which urges greater measures to end impunity for men who use violence against women and girls.
G20 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that two-and-half years of conflict in Syria have produced only “embarrassing paralysis” in the Security Council and that he was considering proposals to the 15-member body in the search for a political solution.