06 December 2013 – The United Nations today released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in Côte d’Ivoire by traditional hunters called Dozos for over four years beginning in March 2009.
21 November 2013 – Marking World Philosophy Day, the head the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today appealed to every professional, author and teacher worldwide to unleash the power of critical thinking, and urged the international community to engage in reasoned dialogue to help find common solutions to shared challenges.
13 November 2013 – The United Nations Human Rights Council has achieved significant progress in the past year, implementing an increasing number of mandates despite inadequate financial resources, the body’s President told the General Assembly today.
12 November 2013 – The General Assembly today elected 14 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2014.
31 October 2013 – Senior officials from the top United Nations judicial body – the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – and from the International Criminal Court, briefed the UN General Assembly today, highlighting the work of the courts over the past year tackling their respective cases.
29 October 2013 – International football star Yaya Touré today joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year.