Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Mali: UN alarmed at release of human rights abusers; warns de facto amnesty contrary to international law

12th August 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 11 August 2015 – The United Nations human rights office expressed deep concern over the reported release of detainees in Mali suspected of involvement in, or formally charged with, serious abuses, including war crimes, terrorist acts and gross human rights violations. (more…)

Central African Republic: Ban ‘dismayed’ by allegations of abuse by UN ‘blue helmets’

12th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 11 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his consternation regarding a number of allegations concerning the conduct of United Nations peacekeepers deployed to the Central African Republic (CAR), a spokesperson for the Organization has confirmed. (more…)

Central African Republic: UN releases funds for humanitarian aid amid ongoing crisis

12th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 11 August 2015 – The United Nations has allocated over $13 million dollars for the immediate distribution of life-saving assistance targeting those affected by the ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Organization’s relief arm reported today. (more…)

With political will, Libyan parties can reach settlement by month’s end – UN envoy

12th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 11 August 2015 – With Libya’s disparate factions starting to coalesce around United Nations-backed proposals on a comprehensive settlement and a unity government, UN special envoy Bernardino León previewed the latest round of talks opening in Geneva today, telling reporters that with political will, the parties could wrap up “this very difficult process” with an agreement by the end of August. (more…)

UN rights expert urges Mauritania to repeal bill threatening civil society groups

11th August 2015 Press Releases

Mauritania, 10 August 2015 – A United Nations human rights expert today called upon the Mauritanian Parliament to reject a draft law on civil society associations that, without public consultations, was approved last month by the Council of Ministers. (more…)