03 November 2013 – The Security Council and the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom have strongly condemned the kidnapping and assassinations of two French journalists in northern Mali, and called on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.
01 November 2013 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said that it is reaching close to 3.3 million people in Syria – a record for its operations – but many are still without food in areas cut off by fighting, particularly in Damascus and the capital’s besieged suburbs.
01 November 2013 – The United Nations refugee agency is concerned that as the rainy season ends in Myanmar and the annual sailing season reopens, people from the Rakhine state are increasingly likely to try to flee, subjecting themselves to exploitation by smugglers.
01 November 2013 – Concerned by rising food insecurity in the Central African Republic, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that it plans to boost its humanitarian efforts, while also calling for more financial support.
30 October 2013 – The head of the United Nations agency defending press freedom today denounced the murder of Honduran cameraman Manuel Murillo Varela, who was found shot dead last week in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.
29 October 2013 – Members of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today reiterated that they are not biased against Pyongyang, as they are poised to finalize their investigative work this week.
29 October 2013 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the murder of Somali television journalist Mohamed Mohamud, who was gunned down in the capital, Mogadishu.
28 October 2013 – Justice, security and development cannot be promoted one at the expense of the other, either through reductionism or strict sequencing, a United Nations independent expert today urged following his briefing to the General Assembly.