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UN and partners seek emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing Central African Republic

16 April 2014 – United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners today launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December.


Rwandan genocide: Security Council told failure of political will led to ‘cascade of human tragedy’

16 April 2014 – The Security Council today marked the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by calling on all countries to recommit to prevent and fight such serious crimes, as a senior United Nations official warned that many of today’s conflicts reveal that protection of populations from atrocities remains “lagging and elusive.”


Argentine jail conditions violated rights of prisoner with disabilities, UN panel finds

16 April 2014 – A United Nations human rights panel said today that Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities and services on an equal basis with other detainees, and urged them to take steps to rectify the situation.


UNAIDS teams up with Brazilian footballer David Luiz ahead of World Cup

16 April 2014 – As the FIFA World Cup in Brazil draws closer, the United Nations agency leading the response to the AIDS epidemic today named the country’s football star David Luiz as a Goodwill Ambassador to raise awareness about HIV and drive young people to help end discrimination and commit to prevention.


UN calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in north-eastern Nigeria

16 April 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have condemned the abduction of some 100 school girls from their hostel in north-eastern Nigeria yesterday and called for their immediate release.


UN rights expert urges United Kingdom to step up response to violence against women

16 April 2014 – Violence against women remains a pervasive challenge in the United Kingdom and a more comprehensive and targeted response is needed to address the scourge, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today after a two-week mission to the country.


Security Council condemns abduction of Jordanian envoy in Libya, urges immediate release

15 April 2014 – The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned today’s attack in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, which resulted in the abduction of the Jordanian ambassador and injuries to his driver.


UN launches practical guide to mobilizing action for disarmament

15 April 2014 – “Your deeds will have an impact…be the new leaders of change,” United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas urged today during an event launching the book, Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!


In Mexico, Ban urges renewed global partnership for development in address to aid forum

15 April 2014 – With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.


Pepsi joins Coke in support of UN-backed guidelines on local peoples’ right to land, livelihoods

15 April 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set of global guidelines that protect the rights of poor and vulnerable people to land, livelihoods and food security.