United Nations

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 06:56
The United States has signed an agreement with Rwandan Ministry of Internal Security for partnership on training of police peacekeepers.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 07:16
The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had a "constructive exchange" with Iran this week but there was no sign of a breakthrough on aspects of its nuclear program that the agency says Tehran has failed to fully address.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 07:10
In an ominous sign of possible donor fatigue, delegates to an international fund-raising conference for victims of the Syrian war pledged $3.8 billion on Tuesday, less than half the emergency humanitarian assistance sought by the United Nations for this year, even as the number of Syrians suffering mass displacement from the four-year-old conflict showed no sign of easing.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 07:03
The U.N. is moving ahead with the gradual downsizing of its peacekeeping force in Liberia as the country's threat from Ebola appears to be fading.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 06:57
Congolese army commanders signed a declaration to combat rape in war, a move the United Nations welcomed Tuesday as an important step in the fight against sexual violence during conflicts.
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 09:18
UN member states must be held to the highest standards and – at an absolute minimum – we must ensure that national armed forces do not unlawfully recruit and use children.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:45
As in other parts of the world, most prison systems in sub-Saharan Africa are abusive. Routine and bureaucratized abuses are widespread throughout the region. This article looks at the challenges facing the continent’s prison systems, using case studies from several countries to better understand the possible paths to reform.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 07:10
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday is expected to adopt a resolution that would authorize more than 1,000 additional military and police personnel for the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.
Friday, March 20, 2015 - 06:59
Robert Piper, the United Nations' regional humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel, said the U.N. is scrambling to raise money to respond to the "protection crisis" triggered by the militant group Boko Haram, without diverting funds from other humanitarian needs.
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 06:37
Implementing measures such as asset freezes and travel bans, however, calls for joint effort and active involvement from South Sudan’s neighbours, since most of the country’s elite have personal interests – including homes – in the region. The interests of the respective neighbouring countries might therefore shape or undermine the enforcement process.