04 December 2013 – Syrian refugee women have a key role to play in shaping the future of their war-torn homeland, the protection chief of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) told a conference in London today.
02 December 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today delivered a “mixed report” on human rights progress around the world, with slow and steady advances in some areas alongside causes for alarm in others, including Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
27 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed serious concern about the detentions and violent dispersal of protesters in Egypt, including reports of sexual assault.
26 November 2013 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for urgent action to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip, where a power shortage has disrupted health services, sent raw sewage flooding into the streets and left 1.7 million Palestinians in a dire situation.
26 November 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today warned that a new law restricting demonstrations in Egypt is seriously flawed and must be amended or repealed.
08 November 2013 – Aiming to stop a polio outbreak in Syria from spreading across the region, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is spearheading the largest-ever immunization campaign in the Middle East today, with plans to vaccinate some 20 million children in seven countries and territories against the highly infectious virus.
01 November 2013 – A senior United Nations humanitarian official has voiced his concern about the shutdown of Gaza’s main power plant earlier today due to a critical fuel shortage, and warned of its impact on the already vulnerable 1.7 million residents living in the Strip.
01 November 2013 – More than $450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, Governments and other parties at the United Nations-organized Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi, where hundreds of participants spent this week exchanging ideas, solutions and technologies developed in the global South.
01 November 2013 – The proposed Geneva II conference to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis must include representatives from the Government as well as the opposition, the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States, Lakhdar Brahimi, told a news conference in Damascus today.