UN advisers invoke ‘responsibility to protect’ civilians in Syria from mass atrocities

UN advisers invoke ‘responsibility to protect’ civilians in Syria from mass atrocities

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in Middle East, News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 14 June 2012 – Citing the Syrian Government’s “manifest” failure to protect its population, two senior United Nations officials today called on the international community to take immediate, decisive action to meet its responsibility to protect civilians in the country from further atrocities. “With the increasing violence and deepening sectarian tensions, the […]

UN: ‘List of Shame’ Cites School Attacks

UN: ‘List of Shame’ Cites School Attacks

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Laws of War, News, United Nations | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Security Council Should Impose Sanctions for Targeting Children, Teachers (New York) – Armed forces and armed groups that attack schools and teachers should face consequences from the United Nations Security Council, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said today. The UN Secretary-General’s annual reporton children and armed conflict, […]

Pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention can save the lives of over two million children – UN

Pneumonia and diarrhoea prevention can save the lives of over two million children – UN

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 8 June 2012 – Preventing and treating pneumonia and diarrhoea – the two leading causes of death among children under five – can help save the lives of more than two million children, according to a report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “We know what works against pneumonia […]

Toward Rio: Leading Universities and Management Schools are Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future for All

Toward Rio: Leading Universities and Management Schools are Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Future for All

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Business, Development, Environment, United Nations | No Comments

Published in: UN Global Compact Inspiring examples of how universities and management schools across the globe are aiding the transition to a sustainable future are detailed in a new publication, available online today, from the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) 4 June 2012, New York) – The Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of […]

On World Environment Day, UN officials highlight need to ensure sustainability of resources

On World Environment Day, UN officials highlight need to ensure sustainability of resources

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 5 June 2012 – Marking World Environment Day, United Nations officials today highlighted the need for a change in thinking and approach to ensure the sustainability of the Earth’s resources as the world population grows. “Sustainability entails providing opportunity for all by balancing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of development. We […]

UN refugee agency warns of worsening global displacement over next ten years

UN refugee agency warns of worsening global displacement over next ten years

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in News, Refugees, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre The number of displaced persons worldwide will significantly grow over the next ten years due to factors such as conflict, natural disasters and climate change, according to the flagship publication of the United Nations refugee agency, launched today, which stresses that international solidarity is needed to address the issue. “The world is […]

Taylor Sentencing Only a Step Toward Justice; More People Should be Prosecuted and Reparations Paid to Victims

Taylor Sentencing Only a Step Toward Justice; More People Should be Prosecuted and Reparations Paid to Victims

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Africa, Laws of War, News, United Nations | No Comments

Published in Amnesty International (New York) – Amnesty International today issued the following comments about the 50-year sentence imposed on former Liberian President Charles Taylorby the Special Court for Sierre Leone for aiding and abetting war crimes. “The criminal prosecution of Taylor should resonate with those in Syria, Sudan, and elsewhere where other heinous crimes […]

Joint UN-Arab League envoy urges Syrian President to take ‘bold steps’ to end violence

Joint UN-Arab League envoy urges Syrian President to take ‘bold steps’ to end violence

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 29 May 2012 – In a meeting with the Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian Crisis, Kofi Annan, today stressed that a peace plan, put forward in March, cannot succeed without “bold steps” to stop the violence […]

Joint UN-Arab League envoy arrives in Syria at ‘critical’ moment in crisis

Joint UN-Arab League envoy arrives in Syria at ‘critical’ moment in crisis

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 28 May 2012 – The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States arrived in the Syrian capital on Monday at what he called a “critical” moment in the crisis, just days after the massacre of men, women and children that has sparked widespread condemnation. The visit […]

Security Council strongly condemns massacre of civilians in Syria

Security Council strongly condemns massacre of civilians in Syria

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in News, United Nations | No Comments

UN News Centre 27 May 2012 – The Security Council, meeting in an emergency session on Sunday, added its voice to the condemnation by United Nations officials of the recent massacre of men, women and children in the Syrian village of Houla. The Council was briefed in a closed-door session by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations […]

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