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Central African Republic: UN official urges strong action to protect women, girls

24 June 2014 – With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of “terrifying” violations ¬perpetrated by armed groups – from rape to sexual slavery and forced marriage ¬– the head of UN Women today urged the Security Council to take strong action to help restore the rule of law in the country and bolster women’s participation, leadership and protection.


In Windhoek, Ban inaugurates UN House, hails cooperation with Namibia

24 June 2014 – Hailing the valuable history between the United Nations and the Namibian people, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Windhoek to “write another chapter in our cooperation,” as he inaugurate the UN House there, which will help enhance the coordination of the world body’s activities and agencies working in the country.


Marking International Widows’ Day, Ban urges end to harmful practices, abuse against women

23 June 2014 – No woman should lose her status, livelihood or property when her husband dies, yet millions of widows in our world face persistent abuse, discrimination, disinheritance and destitution stressed United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today in his message for this year’s International Widows’ Day.


Deploring continued use of heavy weapons, Ban urges Syrian parties to end violence

19 June 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly condemned the continued heavy shelling, aerial attacks and use of barrel bombs by the Syrian Government, and renewed his appeal to all parties to the conflict to end violence and seek a political solution.


Mali’s leaders must do more to ensure lasting peace, ease humanitarian suffering – UN official

19 June 2014 – A senior United Nations relief official today highlighted the need for “courageous leadership” by the authorities in Mali to tackle the country’s political issues, warning that the already grave humanitarian situation is likely to deteriorate unless peace and stability are restored.


Impunity, unprecedented violence, denial of aid hallmarks of Syria conflict – UN rights panel

17 June 2014 – The majority of civilians in Syria continue to bear the brunt of the ongoing conflict, the head of a United Nations-appointed human rights panel said today, noting that violence has escalated to an unprecedented level, humanitarian aid is arbitrarily denied and perpetrators of crimes have no fear of consequence.


UN strongly condemns targeted attacks against Afghan election workers

17 June 2014 – The United Nations today strongly condemned the continued, targeted killing of Afghan election workers in the wake of last Saturday’s presidential run-off poll, and stressed that they must be able to carry out their important work without the threat of violence.