Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Amid rising tensions and instability, UN chief reiterates concerns to Burundian President

7th August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 6 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza to resume the political dialogue that was suspended last month, and reiterated his strong condemnation of the recent killing of General Adolphe Nshimirimana and the attempted assassination of human rights defender Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. (more…)

Libya: new round of UN-facilitated political dialogue set to begin next week

7th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 6 August 2015 – With a new round of the United Nations-facilitated political dialogue set to begin next week, the top UN envoy for Libya, Bernardino León, has urged the parties to redouble their efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict in the country. (more…)

“Indigenous Peoples’ participation is key to the advancement of their human rights”

6th August 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Geneva, 9 August 2015 – Message by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples* and the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples** to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Sunday 9 August 2015. (more…)

Kiribati: UN backs new vaccine to protect children from life-threatening diarrhea

6th August 2015 Press Releases

Kiribati, 5 August 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are supporting a new vaccination campaign announced today by the Government of Kiribati to protect children from a potentially killer virus. (more…)

UN experts urge Pakistan to strengthen protection of children after latest execution

6th August 2015 Press Releases

Pakistan, 5 August 2015 – United Nations human rights experts today condemned the execution in Pakistan of Shafqat Hussein, who was reportedly 14 years old when he was convicted of murder, and called on the country to strengthen the protection of children. (more…)