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New York, July 11 (JEN): Visitors to the United Nations later Thursday and those to the Bronx Museum of Fine Arts tomorrow will have a chance to see an exhibit and a film focusing on the struggle by slaves for independence in Haiti – the first successful slave revolt in the world that "continues to inspire." more
Afghanistan: Ground combat taking ‘devastating’ civilian toll, says UN, reporting sharp rise in casualties

New York, July 10 (JEN) The nature of the Afghan conflict has added yet another grim dimension as ground combat among the warring parties surpassed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as the ...

UN rights office ‘deeply disturbed’ over Australia’s handling of Sri Lanka asylum seekers

New York, July 9 (JEN) The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday that is “deeply disturbed” that Australian authorities on Sunday returned to Sri Lanka 41 people see ...

UN calls on Iraqi leaders to agree on Speaker, hold next Parliament session

New York, July 8 (JEN): Ahead of on Tuesday’s elections, the United Nations envoy for Iraq has called on the country’s political leaders to reach an agreement on a Speaker for ...

UN rights chief urges all sides in eastern Ukraine to 'turn away from destructive path'

New York, July 5 (IBNS) Amid fresh deadly clashes in eastern Ukraine, destruction of civilian infrastructure and “utterly reprehensible” incitement to violence targeting women an ...

UN rights expert urges durable solutions for Haiti's displaced, vulnerable

New York, July 5 (JEN) Four years after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, it is time to move from a largely humanitarian approach to a development based drive, a United Nations ...

Number of South Sudanese sheltering at UN bases to remain high in coming months

New York, July 4 (JEN) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Thursday that the number of conflict-displaced persons sheltering at its bases is likely to remain high over ...

Syria: UN agency warns of grave risks to refugees if funding gaps remain unmet

New York, July 4 (JEN) Failure to close the funding gap to meet the needs of the growing number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria could mean grave risks for the refugees as well as for ...

'Death penalty has no place in 21st century,' declares UN chief

New York, July 3 (JEN) The death penalty has no place in the 21st century, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday, calling on all States take concrete steps towar ...

Sri Lanka must do more to rein in hate speech, faith-based violence: UN rights experts

New York, July 3 (JEN): Aiming to stem the tide of violent attacks and recrimination against Sri Lanka’s Muslim and Christian communities, a group of United Nations human rights exper ...