Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

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…)

Central African Republic: UN investigating incident leading to death of five blue helmets

11th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 9 August 2015 – The United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has launched an investigation into an incident on Saturday in which a Rwandan peacekeeper shot dead four of his colleagues and wounded eight others before he also died. (more…)

Mali: UN strongly condemns attack in Mopti region

11th August 2015 Press Releases

Mali, 7 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali have strongly condemned the attack that took place today in the town of Sevaré, in the Mopti region. (more…)

Assassination attempt prompts UN call for protection of human rights defenders in Burundi

11th August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 7 August 2015 – Following this week’s assassination attempt on one of Burundi’s leading human rights defenders, an independent United Nations expert has called on the Government to ensure the protection of all rights activists. (more…)

Almost 400 people rescued in the Mediterranean after fishing boat sinks – UN agency

7th August 2015 Press Releases

Mediterranean, 6 August 2015 – Almost 400 people have been rescued so far from a vessel which sank off the coast of Libya while attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea with an estimated 600 refugees and migrants on board, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. (more…)