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20 stories found over the past 45 days
UN rights expert deplores conviction of tax whistleblowers in LuxLeaks trial

30 June 2016 – A United Nations independent human rights expert today deplored the conviction of two whistleblowers who revealed how tax avoidance and tax evasion occurred in Luxembourg banks in the so-called LuxLeaks scandal.


UN chief signs condolence book for victims of Turkish terrorism attack

30 June 2016 – There is no justification for terrorism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated after signing a book of condolences for the victims of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.


Condemning death of Syrian journalist, UNESCO head highlights protection of civilians in conflicts

30 June 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the media today denounced the death of Syrian photojournalist, Khalid Al Issa, who was killed after a homemade bomb detonated in his building.


DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding spotlight’ – UN humanitarian official

29 June 2016 – Following a visit to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today called on the international community to pay more attention to the dire needs of its residents.


UNESCO chief condemns killing of two journalists in Guatemala

29 June 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today urged investigations into the killing of two broadcast journalists in Guatemala.


Senior UN relief official warns of demographic challenges and growing humanitarian needs in the Sahel

28 June 2016 – More than 9.2 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 4.4 million face severe food insecurity, a senior United Nations relief official said today, appealing for greater efforts from the international community and development partners to meet the region’s growing needs.


UNESCO chief urges probe into killing of journalist in Mexico

27 June 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of journalist Zamira Esther Bautista in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.


In Kuwait, Ban urges Yemeni delegations in peace talks to find lasting solution to end conflict

26 June 2016 – In Kuwait today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the situation in Yemen, urging the delegations involved in the UN-supported Yemeni peace talks to prevent a further deterioration of the situation and arrive at a comprehensive agreement ending the conflict.


UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Texas

22 June 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today called for an investigation into the killing of Jacinto Hernández Torres, also known as Jay Torres, a Spanish-language journalist in Texas.


Progress on economy, improving security is imperative for Afghanistan, UN envoy reports

21 June 2016 – Progress on the economy and improving security is imperative so that Afghans have confidence in their Government, the United Nations envoy in Afghanistan said today.