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Chernobyl: with disaster’s effects still being felt after 30 years, UN renews commitment to a safer future

26 April 2016 – Marking 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident, senior United Nations officials today underlined the need to take stock of the lessons learned from the disaster and the many problems that still linger, while renewing their commitment to a safer future.


UN to enforce ‘zero tolerance’ policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, senior official tells Member States

05 April 2016 – Briefing the General Assembly on recent disturbing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Chef de Cabinet reaffirmed the Organization’s determination to tackle the issue head on and indicated that such violations, if verified, would trigger a decision by Mr. Ban to repatriate the units in question.


‘Witchcraft’ beliefs trigger attacks against people with albinism, UN expert warns

22 March 2016 – People with albinism are being hunted for witchcraft rituals, their body parts hacked off with machetes, and even having their graves desecrated, a United Nations expert warned today in her first report to the UN Human Rights Council.