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Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in 'de-escalation' areas

10 January 2018 – The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned an upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta in Syria amid the recent escalation in airstrikes and ground-based attacks by Government forces and their allies, noting that at least 85 civilians have been killed since 31 December.


Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will only deepen DR Congo political crisis, Security Council told

09 January 2018 – Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council Tuesday.


As Syria war grinds on, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are becoming poorer, more vulnerable – UN

09 January 2018 – More than half the war-weary Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty and borrowing money for food and to pay rent has become commonplace, the United Nations reported Tuesday.


PODCAST: 'UN can save the world' say veteran staffer, still passionate for peace at 90

08 January 2018 – He was one of the very first UN staff members, and 72 years on, Robert Kaminker is still advocating for peace and the power of the Organization to ultimately “save the world.”


In wake of violent protests in Iran, UN Security Council meets to take stock of situation

05 January 2018 – Even though days of anti-Government protests across Iran appear to have ebbed, a senior United Nations political official said Friday the UN will continue to monitor the situation and engage with Iranian authorities on addressing the legitimate concerns of the population through peaceful means.


Central African Republic: UN agency registers thousands of refugees arriving in Chad

05 January 2018 – In the wake of a recent flare-up of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is registering and assisting thousands of mostly women and children refugees arriving in Chad.