UN News stories

17 stories found over the past 45 days
UN condemns attack on human rights workers in Afghanistan that killed two, injured six

26 October 2015 – The top UN official in Afghanistan has condemned the killing of two human rights workers today by a remote-controlled explosive device in the eastern city of Jalalabad, saying “the climate of fear created by such attacks, threatens vital human rights work” being carried out throughout the country.

UN human rights chief sends assessment mission to South Sudan following reports of rights abuses

26 October 2015 – After reports of alleged violations and abuses of human rights committed by both parties to the conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is deploying a 10-member mission to the country to assess the situation.

Libya: UN mission condemns terrorist attack against Benghazi demonstration

23 October 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) today strongly condemned the terrorist attack which targeted a peaceful demonstration in Benghazi, killing and injuring many civilians.

Hardliners will not ‘hijack’ Libyan political process, declares UN envoy, vowing to press ahead

21 October 2015 – The effort towards forming a unity government in Libya will continue, the United Nations envoy for the country said today, emphasizing that while a position had been announced that some parties had not voted for the UN-backed political agreement, “there is no chance for small groups or personalities to hijack this process.”

UN mission ‘seriously concerned’ by Taliban threats against Afghan media outlets

13 October 2015 – Expressing serious concerns at recent statements made from the Taliban that identified specific Afghan media outlets and its staff as targets, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) today urged all parties to the conflict to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression.

Afghanistan: UN urges prompt investigation into murder of mission staff member

12 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply troubled and saddened over today’s killing in Kandahar of Ms. Toorpaki Ulfat, a staff member of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

African Union-UN mission in Darfur welcomes rebel group order to ban recruitment of child soldiers

12 October 2015 – The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today welcomed as a “significant step” an order by the rebel Justice and Equality Movement known as JEM that prohibits the recruitment and use of children in its ranks.