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New York, Dec 10 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts Monday called on the Iraqi Government to clarify the whereabouts of seven residents of Camp Ashraf, who were allegedly abducted last September after an attack that left 52 people dead, guarantee their safety and prevent their extradition to Iran. more
Ban urges safety of missing Christian nuns in Syria

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday appealed for the safety of 12 nuns who went missing from a convent in the Syrian town of Ma’aloula and all ...

UN marks 65th anniversary of treaty preventing genocide

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Top United Nations officials joined international experts Monday in New York to mark the 65th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Cr ...

Dominican Republic: UN urges nationality for Haitian citizens

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): Voicing deep concern over a ruling that renders countless Dominicans of Haitian descent stateless, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged ...

UN urges probe into human rights abuses in Côte d’Ivoire

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): The United Nations Friday released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in Côte d’Ivoire by traditional hunters ca ...

UN honours Mandela as champion of peace

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): The United Nations family Friday mourned the loss – and celebrated the life and enduring legacy – of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and ...

Somalia: UN deplores deadly attack against Puntland forces

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned a violent and “cowardly” attack on Puntland government forces Thursday that reportedly kill ...

Malala Yousafzai receives 2013 UN human rights prize

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): A well-known Pakistani student activist and an anti-slavery campaigner from Mauritania are among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, it was ann ...

Nelson Mandela: The Rainbow Man

Johannesburg, Dec 6 (JEN) “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance ...

UNSC condemns attacks on aid workers in Afghanistan

New York, Dec 5 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned the recent attacks in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan and Faryab provinces resulting in the deaths of n ...