Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

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…)

With peace deal set to be signed, South Sudanese parties must address ‘drivers of conflict,’ Security Council told

26th August 2015 Press Releases

South Sudan, 25 August 2015 – Welcoming the decision by rival parties in South Sudan to convene tomorrow a ‘mini-summit,’ where the Government, “in the interest of peace,” is expected to sign the agreement already endorsed by former Vice-President Riek Machar, the top United Nations official in the country today said that the security situation on the ground remains “volatile and tense.” (more…)

Ban welcomes agreement to resume regular inter-Korean dialogue, hopes for talks on nuclear issue

25th August 2015 Press Releases

New York, 24 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of the agreement reached between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea today. (more…)