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At DC think tank, UN peacekeeping chief lays out future priorities, challenges

17 June 2014 – The United Nations peacekeeping chief presented to a Washington, DC-based think tank today a broad survey of new challenges, priorities and strategies for UN peacekeeping as the world Organization embarks on a major review of its operations, requested by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

UN strongly condemns targeted attacks against Afghan election workers

17 June 2014 – The United Nations today strongly condemned the continued, targeted killing of Afghan election workers in the wake of last Saturday’s presidential run-off poll, and stressed that they must be able to carry out their important work without the threat of violence.

Senior UN officials congratulate Afghans on presidential election run-off

14 June 2014 – Today's second round of the presidential election in Afghanistan is a major achievement in the country's historic democratic transition, top United Nations officials said, congratulating the voters and highlighting the efforts of the national security forces.

Human rights essential to reconciliation in wake of Thailand political crisis – UN experts

13 June 2014 – Stability and reconciliation can hardly be achieved in Thailand if human rights guarantees are neglected, a group of United Nations independent experts declared today, while urging the current authorities to reverse all measures affecting basic rights and to restore democratic rule in the country.