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68 stories found over the past 45 days
Conflict in Ukraine continues to take civilian toll – UN human rights report

08 December 2016 – A new United Nations report out today has confirmed that Ukrainians living close to the “contact line” – the area between Government-controlled and armed group-controlled territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions – not only suffer due to fighting near their homes but also face the threat of landmines and unexploded ordinance as well as have to contend with severe restrictions on movement.


New UN report urges action to end 'unimaginable suffering' for separated families on Korean peninsula

07 December 2016 – A new report from the United Nations human rights wing calls attention to more than 60 years of separation between families on the Korean peninsula, and urges action in order to alleviate the suffering of families.


UN rights expert urges Australians to stand up against country's 'alarming' hate speech and racism

07 December 2016 – The United Nations human rights expert on contemporary forms of racism today urged all Australians – from the Government to the media and civil society – to stand up against “alarming” hate speech and racism racial discrimination in the country, especially against indigenous people, refugees, migrants, and Muslims.


United Nations news in brief: 6 December 2016

06 December 2016 – Following are brief summaries of some of today’s news stories from around the UN system. Click on the links provided for more detailed coverage.


With nearly four billion people still unable to get online, UN forum to tackle 'digital divide'

06 December 2016 – The 11th annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) opened in Jalisco, Mexico, where delegates from across the world will join thousands more online to weigh the challenges of today's digital age and equal access opportunities for all members of society.


Libyan political accord 'stands firm, but stuck' – UN envoy tells Security Council

06 December 2016 – Briefing the Security Council just days ahead of the first anniversary of the Libyan Political Agreement, the United Nations envoy for the north African country highlighted that while there has been progress, the deal has stalled and “much more should have happened.”


DR Congo: Security Council urges all stakeholders to ensure upcoming polls are free and fair

05 December 2016 – Expressing concern over the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as in light of the upcoming elections the United Nations Security Council has called on all stakeholders to ensure that the polls are conducted in a free, fair, credible, inclusive and transparent environment.


United Nations news in brief: 5 December 2016

05 December 2016 – Following are brief summaries of some of today’s news stories from around the UN system. Click on the links provided for more detailed coverage.