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Ebola response panel studying ways to enforce compliance with key UN legal health instrument

27th August 2015 Press Releases

Geneva, 26 August 2015 – A special United Nations international panel reviewing the role of existing international health regulations in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is studying the use of possible sanctions and other mechanisms to ensure better compliance with what it described as “a very important legal instrument in order to improve the global health security.” (more…)

At Security Council, UN envoy says Libyan parties must come together, make ‘final push’ for peace

27th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 26 August 2015 – With the United Nations-supported political dialogue process in Libya nearing its last stages, “time is running out” for leaders on all sides and at all levels to make the “final push,” the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNSMIL) told the Security Council today. (more…)

Concerned by ongoing political violence in Nepal, UN rights office urges peaceful resolution to crisis

26th August 2015 Press Releases

Nepal, 25 August 2015 – Voicing concern over continuing political violence and killing of protestors in Nepal, the United Nations human rights office today called on the authorities to respect dissenting voices and seek a peaceful solution with demonstrators. (more…)

UN human rights chief urges Maldives to consider release of imprisoned former President

26th August 2015 Press Releases

Maldives, 25 August 2015 – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed deep concern that Government of the Maldives after former President Mohammad Nasheed was once again sent to prison, calling the move a “serious set-back” for the country. (more…)

Experienced official from Netherlands appointed Deputy UN Special Representative for Mali

26th August 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 25 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Koen Davidse, of the Netherlands, as his Deputy Special Representative in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He will succeed Arnauld Akodjènou, of Benin, in September 2015. (more…)