01 July 2015

World Health Organization provided medicine to 30,000 Ukrainians

01 July 2015

The staff members of the World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched five tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to the eastern regions of Ukraine, the UN news centre said.

Ban urges global community to help Syria end 'cataclysmic conflict'

Ban urges global community to help Syria end 'cataclysmic conflict'

01 July 2015

The international community should be ashamed that three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, the Middle Eastern country’s "cataclysmic conflict" continues unabated, United Nations  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  said today.

30 June 2015
UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

30 June 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle East.

Syria: deputy UN relief chief urges political solution amid humanitarian crisis

Syria: deputy UN relief chief urges political solution amid humanitarian crisis

30 June 2015

Humanitarian access to civilians trapped by the Syrian conflict is being increasingly obstructed by the ongoing fighting in the country and a shortfall in critical funding, a senior United Nations relief official warned today.

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist bombing in Egypt

30 June 2015
29 June 2015 — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians. According to media reports, Mr. Barakat died when a car bomb detonated in the Egyptian capital’s suburb of Heliopolis. At least eight others were also hurt in the attack.…
29 June 2015
Perpetrators of terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia must be brought to justice - UN

Perpetrators of terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia must be brought to justice - UN

29 June 2015

Strongly condemning the terrorist attacks carried out separately today in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, United Nations  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  underscored that, far from weakening the world’s resolve, the heinous incidents will only strengthen commitment to defeating all forms of terrorism.

Tunisia attack: Cameron says IS fight 'struggle of our generation'

Tunisia attack: Cameron says IS fight 'struggle of our generation'

29 June 2015

The fight against Islamic State is "the struggle of our generation", Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has said, as it emerged the British death toll in the Tunisian attack will rise above 30, the BBC reported.

26 June 2015
UN deputy chief asks stakeholders to consider assessed contribution for peacebuilding

UN deputy chief asks stakeholders to consider assessed contribution for peacebuilding

26 June 2015

24 June 2015 — The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is "something positive which works, in a troubled, turbulent and  turmoil-driven  world," Deputy  Secretary-General  Jan Eliasson said today, while asking its stakeholders to consider devoting a small amount of assessed contributions for peacebuilding purposes.

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights voiced concern over recent developments in Yerevan

26 June 2015

On 23 June the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks has voiced serious concern over the use of force applied by the police to disperse peaceful protesters in Yerevan, Armenia.

UN rights chief calls opening of office to monitor issues in DPR Korea a ‘breakthrough’

26 June 2015
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called the opening in Seoul, Republic of Korea, of an office to work on human rights issues in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) a "breakthrough that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago." "It is rare that the opening of a small office is such big news," the High Commissioner told…