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Amid multiple crises, ‘responsibility to protect’ more urgent than ever – UN officials

08 September 2014 – Today’s crises, from the horrors in Iraq and Syria to the persistent violence in South Sudan and Ukraine, demand urgent and collective action to stem atrocity crimes and protect civilians, United Nations officials said today, as the General Assembly met to discuss the ‘responsibility to protect’ adopted nearly 10 years ago by world leaders.

Security Council condemns 'cowardly' murder of journalist in Syria, demands release of hostages

06 September 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of Steven Sotloff, an American and Israeli journalist, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Iraq: UN envoy encourages all parties to proceed quickly with government formation

05 September 2014 – As the government formation process in Iraq nears the constitutional deadline, the top United Nations envoy to the country today encouraged all political parties to proceed in a spirit of compromise and quickly finalise negotiations.