Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

UN human rights experts welcome release of Syrian human rights defenders

17th August 2015 Press Releases

Syria, 14 August 2015 – Welcoming recent release of three human rights defenders from Syrian Government custody, the head of a United Nations-appointed human rights panel today urged the authorities to grant an independent organization regular access to those allegedly detained. (more…)

UN chief ‘deeply saddened’ after deadly industrial explosions in northern China

14th August 2015 Press Releases

China, 13 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the injuries to scores of people as a result of deadly explosions in Tianjin, China. (more…)

South Sudan: UN health agency ramps up efforts to tackle cholera outbreak

14th August 2015 Press Releases

South Sudan, 13 August 2015 – As the battle against cholera outbreak continues in South Sudan, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are boosting assistance to help children and the most vulnerable prevent and reduce the spread of further cases. (more…)

At Security Council, top UN health officials spotlight role of emergency preparedness in Ebola fight

14th August 2015 Press Releases

Geneva, 13 August 2015 – The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world, said two senior United Nations health officials who noted that if the current intense focus on case detection and contact tracing is maintained, the virus could be “soundly defeated” by year’s end. (more…)

Libyan parties say ‘no alternative’ to peace outside UN-sponsored dialogue process

14th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 13 August 2015 – The latest round of the United Nations-facilitated Libyan political dialogue has concluded in Geneva, with the different parties emphasizing the need to set aside partisan agendas and uphold the country’s higher national interests. (more…)