Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 06:18
US president faces calls to intervene in war-torn country after Human Rights Watch presents new evidence of alleged atrocities
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 06:12
A top UN human rights official who admitted in March that she “failed to follow up” on allegations that French soldiers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic (CAR) resigned from her post on Wednesday, citing health reasons.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 06:12
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Monday to endorse a landmark nuclear pact that would lift international sanctions against Iran in exchange for Tehran’s commitment to subject its nuclear program to far greater scrutiny.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 07:08
The U.N.’s head of peacekeeping, Hervé Ladsous, urged the Security Council on Wednesday to impose a comprehensive arms embargo on both the government and opposition in South Sudan.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 06:19
A top Eritrean diplomat said human traffickers, not rights abuses, were driving people to leave the impoverished African country, after a U.N. body accused the government of presiding over forced labor, torture and other rights violations.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 06:45
Burundi's parliamentary election has been declared neither fair nor free by UN monitors. Monday's poll was boycotted by opposition parties. The USA says Burundi's July 15 presidential election should be delayed.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 06:29
Following claims of serious rights abuses in South Sudan, the UN is sending in a team of monitors to investigate. Sanctions have been imposed on six military leaders from both sides of the conflict.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 06:36
The U.N. mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, has called on the government to deploy its police force more widely.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:32
United Nations peacekeepers will remain in the Darfur region of Sudan for at least another year, the Security Council decided in a unanimous vote on Monday.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 06:27
The United Nations Security Council on Monday threatened to blacklist anyone who hinders a peace deal in Mali and authorized the deployment of 40 military ceasefire monitors.