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DR Congo: UN peacekeeping chief expresses solidarity with people of troubled Kasai region

16 June 2017 – As part of his five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top United Nations peacekeeping official visited the vast country's troubled Kasai region and expressed "deep concern" about the ongoing violence there.


UN expert urges 'bold action' to address raft of human rights abuses in Eritrea

15 June 2017 – Actions against severe human rights abuses meted out to Eritrean citizens must not be delayed, a United Nations rights expert has warned in a new report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.


Independent UN probe reveals 'cruel and brutal nature' of human rights violations in Burundi

15 June 2017 – A United Nations-appointed panel of experts investigating human rights violations in Burundi today released the latest findings of their probe, noting that their initial fears concerning the scope and gravity of these abuses since April 2015 have been confirmed.


Angola: Funds urgently needed as Congolese refugee influx overwhelms services, warns UN agency

12 June 2017 – As refugees fleeing violence and communal tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to arrive in neighbouring Angola, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for more resources to cope with the influx and to provide those coming with the support they urgently need.


Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East – UN agency

09 June 2017 – Protracted fighting and unrest are swelling the ranks of displaced and hungry ins some parts of the world, even as large agricultural harvests in some regions are buoying global food supply conditions, according to a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency.


International community must ensure 'endemic' impunity in DR Congo brought to an end – UN rights chief

09 June 2017 – Voicing concern over lack of progress on the part of Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to undertake credible investigations into widespread allegations of rights violations and abuses in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental provinces, the top United Nations human rights official today called for setting up of an international investigation mechanism to look into the situation.


Addressing Human Rights Council, UN rights chief decries some States’ lack of cooperation

06 June 2017 – In a major address in Geneva, the United Nations human rights chief today stressed that denying access or not cooperating with UN bodies would not diminish scrutiny of a Government’s human rights record.


FEATURE: Climate change and the world’s oceans

05 June 2017 – The vital link between oceans and climate change is among the issues at the forefront of discussions at the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place in New York from 5 to 9 June.