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Six aid workers killed in an ambush in South Sudan, U.N. says
Reuters - 2017-03-26 18:41
GENEVA (Reuters) - Six aid workers were killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Saturday while traveling from the capital Juba to the town of Pibor, the United Nations said on Sunday without specifying if they worked for the U.N. or giving other details. ...

UN “Profoundly Concerned” about Civilian Casualties in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-26 00:26
BAGHDAD — The United Nations is profoundly concerned by reports of a high number of civilian casualties in al-Aghawat al-Jadidah, a densely populated neighborhood in Mosul. Initial reports indicate hundreds of causalities, said the United Nations Assista ...

Venezuela asks the UN to help boost supply of medicines
BBC - 2017-03-25 02:13
Amid a worsening economic crisis, President Maduro of Venezuela asks the United Nations for help. ...

100 civilians killed a month in Yemen war, most by coalition: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-03-24 16:23
GENEVA (Reuters) - An average of 100 civilians a month are dying in Yemen's war which enters its third year this weekend, most killed by the Saudi-led coalition's air strikes and shelling, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday. ...

U.N. launches probe of crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine ...

United Nations News Centre - Iraq a country of hope amid debris of war, says UNICEF chief wrapping up visit
UN - 2017-03-23 20:22

UN concerned over flying Kurdish flag in Iraq’s Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
BAGHDAD,— The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed concern over the governor of Kirkuk’s decision to raise the Kurdish flag over official premises in the Iraqi ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk. UNAMI released a statement on Tuesday ...

Neighboring countries have no right to intervene in Iraqi Kirkuk’s affairs: governor
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
KIRKUK,— Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim said neighboring countries have no right to intervene in the internal affairs of Kirkuk, responding to Turkey and United Nations criticism over the raising of the Kurdistan Region flag on official premises. “The d ...

Syria: UN chief Guterres condemns terrorist attacks in Damascus
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist bombings in the Syrian capital of Damascus yesterday, his spokesman said today. ...

'Unprecedented suffering' for Syrian children in 2016 – UNICEF
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
The suffering of children in war-torn Syria “hit rock bottom” in 2016 with the highest number of grave violations against them since verification began in 2014, underscored the United Nations children's agency urging all parties to the conflict, those who ...

Syria 'worst man-made disaster since World War II' – UN rights chief
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief today said, calling for an end to all tortures, executions and unfair trials, and at the very least, for the names and loca ...

Peace in Syria an imperative ‘that cannot wait,’ UN chief Guterres says as war enters seventh year
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
As the brutal war in Syria enters its seventh year, peace “is a moral and political imperative both for the Syrian people and for the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, urging the conflict parties to fully back a fragile ...

UNAMI Condemns Monday's Terrorist Attack in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
BAGHDAD — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the “cowardly” terrorist bombing in Baghdad’s southwestern al-Amil district on Monday, 20th of March, in which scores of civilians were re ...

UNAMI Extends Greetings on Kurdish New Year
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
BAGHDAD – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, extended his greetings and best wishes to the Kurds and Iraqi people in general. “Nowruz is a time of renewal, a new beginning and for getting togeth ...

U.N. explores land route options to get aid to Syria’s Qamishli
Reuters - 2017-03-20 17:58
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is testing a new road route to deliver aid to the Syrian city of Qamishli, and also has provisional approval from the Syrian government for supplies to cross the border from Turkey, according to minutes of a logistics ...

UN report refutes ethnic cleansing claims against Syrian Kurdish YPG, SDF
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
YPG says U.N. report proves Turkish accusations of changing demographics baseless QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) of Syrian Kurdistan said a report released by the United Nations proves that the claim by Turkey an ...

UN says Syrian Kurdish YPG forcibly conscripts men, boys for military service
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
GENEVA,— The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) of Syrian Kurdistan continues to forcibly conscript men and boys for military service in Syria in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, the United Nations said. The U.N. Independent Internati ...

Saudi-led coalition calls for U.N. supervision of Yemen port
Reuters - 2017-03-19 22:55
DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen called on Sunday for the United Nations to place a strategic port under its supervision after 42 Somalis were killed in an attack on their refugee boat nearby. ...

UN Highlights Role of Youths in Future of Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-18 21:09
NAJAF – The third of a series of cross-country youth forums convened in Najaf on Saturday, with the United Nations stressing the important role youth play in future reconciliation and highlighting the significance of the holy city in consolidating the sp ...

Senior U.N. official quits after 'apartheid' Israel report pulled
Reuters - 2017-03-18 02:31
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official resigned on Friday over the withdrawal of a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians, saying "powerful member states" pressured the world body and its chief with "vic ...

UN chief calls to disarm Hezbollah, end its involvement in Syria Orient Net United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded on Thursday (March 16) the need to disarm the ..
Orient News - 2017-03-18 02:01

Civilian Displacement from Western Mosul Continues
BAS News - 2017-03-17 13:53
ISTANBUL — As the battle in western Mosul continues, resulting in a continual increase in the number of displaced individuals, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to provide reproductive health services to the female segment in the IDP ...

Syria government urges U.N. chief to avert 'looming dam catastrophe'
Reuters - 2017-03-16 23:50
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's government urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to demand that a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants stop targeting the Euphrates and Tishrin dams and surrounding areas "to forestall a loo ...

U.N. warns more than military spending needed to fight terrorism
Reuters - 2017-03-16 18:24
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that "more than military spending" is needed to combat terrorism, after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed an extra $54 billion in military spending in 2018. ...

Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney appeal to the UN to not let Daesh “get away with genocide.”
Nadia Murad - 2017-03-15 07:31
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her client Nadia Murad a human rights activist and Yazidi genocide survivor, listen during a United Nations human rights meeting called “The Fight against Impunity for Atrocities: Bringing Daesh [ISIS] to Justice” ...

Aid convoys reach four Syrian towns, first time since November
Reuters - 2017-03-14 21:44
GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid convoys reached four besieged towns in Syria on Tuesday, delivering food and medical supplies to 60,000 people for the first time since November, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and United Nations said. ...

UN Denies Comments by UN Official on Corruption
BAS News - 2017-03-14 20:45
BAGHDAD – The United Nations categorically denies that Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande, had spoken or issued comments recently on corruption in Iraq critical of the relief effort to assist the displaced tha ...

Rêdûr Xelîl: Safety of civilians a humanitarian, national responsibility
ANHA - 2017-03-14 16:23
The People’s Defense Units (YPG) official spokesman Rêdûr Xelil said in a statement that with the statement from the United Nations the smear campaign against the YPG-YPJ forces has been wasted, and added, "The safety of civilians is a humanitarian and na ...

Barzani and UN Secretary-General Envoy to Iraq Discuss Post-IS Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-13 14:22
Jan Kubiš congratulated Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga on Newroz occasion ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Monday the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubiš and his accompanyi ...

UN Distributes Kurdish-language Book on Human Rights in Kurdistan
BAS News - 2017-03-12 21:08
ERBIL – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office has started distributing the booklet “Nine Core Human Rights Treaties and Three Optional Protocols” in Kurdish language to different subjects in the Kurdistan Region, acco ...

UNAMI Provides Kurdish Students with Training on Human Rights Principles
BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:51
ERBIL – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), within its program of technical support to academic institutions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, held four training sessions for students of the Faculty of Law and ...

Amal Clooney urges Iraq to allow probe of Islamic State Yazidi crimes
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
UNITED NATIONS,— International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Kurdish Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group. Brita ...

U.N. accuses Turkey of ‘serious’ abuses, killings in Kurdish region
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
GENEVA,— The UN on Friday accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in Turkish Kurdistan (southeast Turkey) after a regional ceasefire collapsed in July 2015. A report from the United Nations ...

Syrian govt calls on UN to force Turkey to pull its troops from Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
DAMASCUS,— The Syrian government has called on the United Nations to force Turkey to pull “its invasion forces” out of Syria, state media said on Friday. Turkey’s military shelled Syrian government forces and their allies in northern Syria on Thursday, c ...

Iraq says no sign of Islamic State chemical weapons use in Mosul
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
UNITED NATIONS, U.S.,— Iraq’s UN envoy said Friday there was no evidence that the Islamic State group had used chemical weapons in the battle for Mosul. Ambassador Mohamed Alhakim said he conveyed the information to the United Nations after speaking with ...

Humanitarian crisis: 20m at risk of famine and starvation
BBC - 2017-03-11 15:02
The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says. ...

U.N. Report: 2,000 Killed in Turkey Since End of PKK Cease-Fire
WSJ - 2017-03-11 05:48
Around 1,200 residents and 800 members of Turkish security forces were killed in 18 months of security operations in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast, according to a United Nations report. ...

Intra-Syrian talks conclude in Geneva with ‘clear agenda’ and plans to resume later this month
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
The United Nations-facilitated intra-Syrian talks are “moving in the right direction,” the UN Special Envoy for Syria said today, wrapping up the latest round of discussions in Geneva with counter-terrorism added to the agenda and plans to resume in late ...

Next intra-Syrian talks set for late March – UN envoy
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
The next round of the United Nations-facilitated intra-Syrian talks is expected to convene on 23 March to discuss issues related to governance, constitution, elections and counter terrorism, the UN Special Envoy for Syria has said. ...

UN refugee agency issues renewed funding plea for Syria, as conflict enters seventh year
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
Unless drastic measures are taken to share up peace and security in Syria, the situation – which marks its sixth anniversary next week – will worsen, the United Nations refugee agency today said urging the international community to redouble its support f ...

Security Council encourages Syrian parties to take part in UN-supported talks ‘without preconditions’
United Nations - 2017-03-11 04:32
Looking forward to the early resumption of the United Nations-facilitated intra-Syrian negotiations, the Security Council today encouraged the Syrian parties to return to talks in good faith “and to engage constructively and without preconditions” on the ...

2,000 killed in southeast Turkey over 18 months: United Nations
Wionews - 2017-03-11 02:25

Iraq unsure if U.N. help needed to probe Islamic State crimes
Reuters - 2017-03-11 00:08
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq is assessing what help it might need to collect and preserve evidence of Islamic State crimes, but has not yet decided whether it needs United Nations assistance, the country's U.N. Ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, said on ...

Iraq says 'no evidence' of chemical weapons attacks in Mosul
Reuters - 2017-03-10 21:58
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraqi U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said on Friday there was "no evidence" that Islamic State had used chemical weapons in Mosul, where the militants are fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces. ...

Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney to Iraq: Allow U.N. probe of Islamic State Yazidi crimes
Waar Media - 2017-03-10 16:04
WAAR-DUHOK: International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group. Britain is draftin ...

Syrian government urges U.N. to make Turkey withdraw from Syria
Reuters - 2017-03-10 14:23
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government has called on the United Nations to force Turkey to pull "its invasion forces" out of Syria, state media said on Friday. ...

Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney Urge Iraq to Allow UN Probe IS Crimes Against Yezidis
BAS News - 2017-03-10 14:15
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of Islamic State (IS) captivity, Nadia Murad, and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney are pushing the Iraqi government to allow a United Nations investigation into the IS crimes against Kurdish Yezidis. Britain ...

U.N. documents serious human rights violations in southeast Turkey
Reuters - 2017-03-10 10:48
GENEVA (Reuters) - About 2,000 people were killed and entire neighborhoods razed in southeastern Turkey in 18 months of government security operations characterized by massive destruction and serious human rights violations, the United Nations said on Fri ...

Amal Clooney to Iraq: Allow U.N. probe of Islamic State Yazidi crimes
Reuters - 2017-03-10 03:58
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group. ...

Fifth Round of Geneva Talks on Syria to Begin on March 23
BAS News - 2017-03-09 15:19
ISTANBUL — The fifth next round of talks between the Syrian government and the opposition groups are planned to take place in Geneva on March 23, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced, after a closed-door meeting of the UN S ...

Staffan de Mistura: New round of Syria talks set for March 23
Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura plans to start the next round of talks between Damascus and the opposition on March 23. Talking to reporters after a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday he ...

Anne Hathaway on Why She Became a U.N. Ambassador for Paid Parental Leave
Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: On International Women’s day, Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway gave a speech at the United Nations calling on companies and countries around the world to offer paid parental leave. The United States offers 12 weeks of unpaid leave for mothers, a pr ...

U.S. envoy to U.N. says 'we need to get Iran' out of Syria
Reuters - 2017-03-09 01:20
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States supports the U.N.-led Syria peace talks, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Wednesday, saying Syria could no longer be a "safe haven for terrorists" and that it was important "we get Iran and their proxies out ...

Malaysia warns of long North Korea inquiry, China says no action yet
Reuters - 2017-03-08 22:46
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Malaysia has warned that an investigation into the murder of the North Korean leader's half brother "may take longer than what we hope," as Pyongyang ally China said on Wednesday that no international action should be considered ...

Trump signs revised travel ban excluding Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-03-08 16:09
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked i ...

International Women’s Day is not a day for congratulations to the women
Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-03-08 15:57
According to the United Nations Status of Women, disturbing and a violation of women’s rights in recent years has been in the past. The Kurdistan Human Rights Association International Women’s Day as a day of inequality and injustice in the world’s alert ...

UN Sets up New Camp for IDPs form Western Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-08 00:57
ISTANBUL — A new camp to accommodate those fleeing western Mosul has been established by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the vicinity of the major city in northern Iraq. Camp Chamakor was established this week, ...

United Nations representative appreciates the efforts of the Kurdistan Islamic Union
Kurdiu - 2017-03-07 23:13

WFP Warns of Dire Humanitarian Situation in Western Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-05 21:45
ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions, the organization said in a statement. “While acc ...

UN and Red Cross Condemn IS Use of Chemical Weapons
BAS News - 2017-03-04 19:58
LEEDS — The International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations have condemned the use of chemicals weapons in the ongoing clashes in Mosul. Hospitals near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and in Kurdistan Region’s capital city of Erbil have ...

UN Coordinates Between Iran, Iraq, Kuwait on Red Palm Weevil
BAS News - 2017-03-04 16:31
ERBIL — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq with the participation of the head of Plant Protection and technical experts from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the S ...

Twelve treated for chemical weapons agents in Mosul since March 1: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-03-04 11:09
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twelve people, including women and children, are being treated for possible exposure to chemical weapons agents in Mosul, where Islamic State is fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces, the United Nations said on Saturday ...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq held the regional coordination meeting between Iraq, Iran and Kuwait to control and monitor of the red palm weevil - Iraq | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-03 22:34

More Than 16,000 Children Fled Mosul Since Last Week
BAS News - 2017-03-03 22:23
MOSUL — More than 100,000 children have been forced to flee the city of Mosul since the start of the military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. The estimated number ...

Syrian opposition accepts U.N. principles at end of peace talks
Reuters - 2017-03-03 19:33
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition has provisionally accepted 12 principles given to delegates by the United Nations at the end of an eight-day round of peace talks, chief negotiator Nasr al-Hariri said. ...

UN to Establish Second Rehab Center for Women in Kurdistan
BAS News - 2017-03-01 18:41
PM Barzani receives UN representative Zainab Bangura in his office ERBIL — United Nations has plans to establish one rehabilitation and support center in Iraq and another one in Kurdistan Region for women who faced sexual violence, said the special repre ...

Syria negotiations may not yield breakthrough, but momentum needs to be maintained – UN envoy
United Nations - 2017-03-01 04:58
A day before negotiations on the crisis in Syria kick off in Geneva, the United Nations Special Envoy for the war-torn country acknowledged that while he is “not expecting a breakthrough,” the proactive momentum needs to be sustained, and the top United N ...

UN chief urges Syrians at Geneva negotiations to seek political solution; Envoy to meet parties on workplan
United Nations - 2017-03-01 04:58
Wrapping up the opening of the intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva this evening, United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said he would hold bilateral meetings with participants on Friday to decide on a work plan, as Secretary-General António Guter ...

Russia, China block Security Council action on use of chemical weapons in Syria
United Nations - 2017-03-01 04:58
With ‘no’ votes from permanent members Russia and China, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would, according to press reports, have imposed sanctions against parties using chemical weapons in war-torn Syria. ...

Russia, China block U.N. sanctions on Syria over gas attacks
Reuters - 2017-02-28 18:22
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday cast its seventh veto to protect the Syrian government from United Nations Security Council action, blocking a bid by Western powers to impose sanctions over accusations of chemical weapons attacks during the s ...

U.N. to vote Tuesday on Syria sanctions despite Russia veto pledge
Reuters - 2017-02-27 22:34
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on Tuesday on a bid by Western powers to ban the supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist Syrian military commanders over accusations of toxic gas attacks, despite ...

WFP Warns about Food Crisis in Western Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-27 19:32
ERBIL — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions, said the WFP on Monday. “While access to reliabl ...

Show respect, avoid insults: U.N. envoy gets strict at Syria talks
Reuters - 2017-02-27 17:45
GENEVA (Reuters) - Like a headmaster addressing rowdy pupils, the United Nations envoy for Syria began peace talks in Geneva last week by telling the warring parties to behave and show respect. ...

Putin says Syria talks in Astana helped revive Geneva
Reuters - 2017-02-27 09:39
ALMATY (Reuters) - Talks on consolidating the Syrian ceasefire held in Kazakhstan this year helped jumpstart the United Nations-led peace negotiations in Geneva, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. ...

Syrian civil activists demand talks on transition, ceasefire monitoring
Reuters - 2017-02-26 19:16
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian activists called on Sunday for the Assad government to engage in serious talks on political transition and for the United Nations to strengthen the fragile ceasefire as violence engulfed parts of the country. ...

U.N. chief urges Burundi parties to participate in peace talks
Reuters - 2017-02-25 10:40
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United Nations has called on political parties in Burundi to commit fully to peace talks to resolve a two-year old political crisis in the east African nation. ...

U.N. rights office decries Israeli sentence as excessively lenient
Reuters - 2017-02-24 12:48
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations' human rights office said on Friday that an 18-month sentence handed down to an Israeli soldier for killing a wounded Palestinian was "excessively lenient" and "unacceptable". ...

UNESCO Works to Safeguard Cultural Heritage in Post-IS Iraq
BAS News - 2017-02-23 22:25
LEEDS — The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova opened a meeting for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the liberated areas of Iraq on Thursday. The meeting was attended by ...

Geneva IV: Sides fail to meet on first day
Waar Media - 2017-02-23 21:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The first day of Syrian peace talks at the United Nations have failed to bring the two sides together in direct negotiations. Expectations were low as government and opposition groups arrived in Geneva for the first time in almost a year. Sta ...

Philippines to defend Duterte's drug war at U.N. rights body
Reuters - 2017-02-23 13:04
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine foreign minister on Thursday said he would tell a United Nations rights body that the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs were not state-sponsored. ...

Mexico says will 'not accept' unilateral U.S. immigration policies
Reuters - 2017-02-22 18:39
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will not accept new "unilateral" U.S. immigration proposals, and will not hesitate in approaching the United Nations to defend immigrants, the country's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday, ahead of a meeting w ...

Japan Contributes in Iraq's Humanitarian Crisis with $7 Million
BAS News - 2017-02-22 17:56
ERBIL — The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of $7 million from the Government of Japan, which will be used to provide vital food assistance to thousands of Iraqi families affected by the ongoing crisis in Mosul as we ...

Fast Company Names Yazda One of The Top 10 Social Good Companies.
Nadia Murad - 2017-02-22 13:13
Yazda is an organization born from tragedy. After ISIS systematically attacked, enslaved, raped, and murdered the Yazidi people in northern Iraq beginning in 2014—in what now has been called a genocide by the United Nations, the European parliament, and U ...

Roja zimanê dayîkê tê pîroz kirin
BAS News - 2017-02-21 12:06
BasNews - Pîrozkirina roja zimanê dayikê ji aliyê United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCOyê vê ji bo balkişandina ser heqên perwerdeya ziman ê xelk netew û miletan hatiye îlankirin. Bi vê rojê tê xwestin ku civakên li ser ...

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-02-21 10:46
GENEVA (Reuters) - The trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the ousted Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia, did not meet international standards and he should face murder charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations s ...

Îro roja zimanê diyakê ye
Sputnik - 2017-02-21 10:38
Pîrozkirina roja zimanê dayikê ji aliyê United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCOyê vê ji bo balkişandina ser heqên perwerdeya ziman ê xelk netew û miletan hatiye îlankirin. ...

Îro roja zimanê zikmakî ye
Sputnik - 2017-02-21 09:00
Pîrozkirina roja zimanê zikmakî ji aliyê United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCOyê vê ji bo balkişandina ser heqên perwerdeya ziman ê xelk netew û miletan hatiye îlankirin. ...

Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin has died suddenly Orient Net Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York ..
Orient News - 2017-02-21 02:01

UNAMI Warns About Serious Humanitarian Crises in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-19 21:04
People are suffering from lack of clean water and food MOSUL — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) released a statement on Sunday saying that as the operation in western Mosul is beginning, all humanitarian organizations are warning tha ...

UN Giving a Voice to Youth for a Peaceful Iraq
BAS News - 2017-02-19 17:36
ERBIL —Youth are the key to the future of coexistence in Iraq and reconciliation would be incomplete without their input into the process, the United Nations stressed at the itinerary youth forum “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” which stopped in Erbil on Sa ...

Battle in west Mosul could see siege, mass displacement: U.N.
Reuters - 2017-02-18 17:03
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's U.S.-backed offensive against Islamic State in western Mosul could displace up to 400,000 civilians and involve a siege in the densely populated old city, the United Nations' Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said on Saturda ...

Civilians in Syria’s ‘Four Towns’ need support as humanitarian catastrophe looms – UN relief official
United Nations - 2017-02-18 04:31
A senior United Nations relief official has today called on all parties to come to an agreement and allow immediate and unfettered humanitarian access to more than 60,000 civilians trapped in four Syrian towns of Al-Zabadani, Al-Fu’ah, Kafraya and Madaya. ...

Aid obstacles are ‘matter of life and death’ for besieged Syrians, says senior UN adviser
United Nations - 2017-02-18 04:31
Assurances have been given to humanitarians by the Syrian Government that obstacles to aid deliveries will be removed across the war-torn country, a senior United Nations adviser said today. ...

U.S. backs U.N. role in resolving Syria crisis: Gabriel
Reuters - 2017-02-17 10:20
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including the United States, backed continued efforts by the United Nations to broker a political solution to the bloody civil war in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Ga ...

New U.N. team aims to bring Syria war crimes to court
Reuters - 2017-02-16 15:18
GENEVA (Reuters) - A new body is being set up at the United Nations in Geneva to prepare prosecutions of war crimes committed in Syria, U.N. officials and diplomats said on Thursday. ...

U.N. Syria envoy says plans to meet Russia's Lavrov in Munich: agency
Reuters - 2017-02-16 07:53
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United Nations special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said on Thursday he plans to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for further talks in Munich, RIA news agency reported. ...

Myanmar says military operation in troubled Rakhine has ended
Reuters - 2017-02-16 05:24
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military has ended a clearance operation in the country's troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, ending a four-month sweep that the United Nations said may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic clea ...

De Mistura: The year 2017 will pave the way for ending the actual conflict in Syria
Waar Media - 2017-02-15 22:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The year 2017 will pave the way for ending the Syrian conflict, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday at a joint press conference with Italian Foreign Ministry Angelino Alfano. “The year 2017 will pave th ...

U.N. aid to Mosul paused on security concerns, to resume soon
Reuters - 2017-02-15 17:18
ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Security concerns forced the United Nations to pause its aid operations this week in east Mosul, which Iraqi forces recaptured from Islamic State last month, but they will resume soon, a U.N. humanitarian official said on Wednesday ...

U.N. warns of catastrophic dam failure in Syria battle
Reuters - 2017-02-15 13:18
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is warning of catastrophic flooding in Syria from the Tabqa dam, which is at risk from high water levels, deliberate sabotage by Islamic State (IS) and further damage from air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition. ...

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