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DR Congo: UN and partners renew call for surrender of Rwandan rebel group

01 June 2014 – The United Nations and its partners today renewed their call for the complete surrender of all leaders and combatants of the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which has caused untold suffering in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for many years.

UN rights office welcomes new US Supreme Court death penalty ruling

30 May 2014 – Citing a new ruling issued by the United States Supreme Court, the United Nations human rights office today touted this latest development as a watershed moment in the country’s rulings regarding the use of the death penalty against people with mental and intellectual disabilities.

Maya Angelou's words will forever resonate at United Nations – Ban

29 May 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon mourned the death of celebrated African-American poet and author Maya Angelou, saying the United Nations owed her a particular debt of gratitude for the moving poem she wrote for the world body's 50th anniversary.