30 June 2015

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…
25 June 2015
Isil extremists blew up two Muslim burial sites in Palmyra

Isil extremists blew up two Muslim burial sites in Palmyra

25 June 2015

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) extremists blew up two Muslim burial sites in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a Unesco World Heritage site, the AFP reported.

Ban Ki-moon calls for mobilisation against violent extremism

Ban Ki-moon calls for mobilisation against violent extremism

25 June 2015

In his address to PACE convened 23 June in plenary session in Strasbourg, United Nations Secretary General Ban  Ki-moon  assured Europe of UN support in combating violent extremism and the rise of antisemitism,  anti-muslim  attacks and related forms of discrimination.

‘Business can be a global force for good,’ Bans says as General Assembly honours UN Global Compact

25 June 2015

25 June 2015 — The business community and the private sector can make a difference as United Nations Member States are in the process of formulating a new sustainability agenda,  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  today said at the General Assembly, which was meeting to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the UN Global Compact.

23 June 2015
UNICEF speeds up response to prevent child trafficking in Nepal

UNICEF speeds up response to prevent child trafficking in Nepal

23 June 2015

At least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children’s care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.