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PYNK calls for action against crimes and occupation in Syria

ANF - 2020-09-20 17:37
The Kurdish National Unity Parties (PYNK) welcomed the report issued by the United Nations, which highlighted Turkey's crimes against the Kurdish people, and called on the international community to end the Turkish occupation of Kurdish and Syrian areas. ...

US announces imposition of unilateral sanctions against Iran

ANF - 2020-09-20 10:00
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that they are unilaterally implementing the United Nations sanctions against Iran. ...

National Security at the United Nations This Week (Sept. 11-18)

Justsecurity - 2020-09-19 14:33

The United Nations holds a meeting with the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Autonomous Administration of North and Eastern Syria, and appreciates their role in the field of child protection

SDF Press - 2020-09-16 06:27
Mrs. Virginia Gamba the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict held on Yesterday Monday a televised meeting with the leadership of the Syrian Democratic Forces and the co-chair of the Executive Council of the Au ...

The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a Genocide-Denier • MassisPost

Massispost - 2020-09-14 18:25

The President of the United Nations General Assembly Is a Genocide-Denier | archive , opinions , letter to the editor | The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2020-09-14 17:31

Letter to the Editor: The President of the United Nations General Assembly is a Genocide-Denier - Hellenic News of America

Hellenicnews - 2020-09-13 23:41

Guterres calls for closure of Libya migrant detention centers

ANF - 2020-09-04 13:20
“I renew my appeal to the Libyan authorities... to fulfill their obligations under international law and to close all detention centers, in close coordination with United Nations entities,” UN Secretary-General said. ...

President Nechirvan Barzani and UN Special Representative Plasschaert hold discussions

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-09-02 23:01
Baghdad, Iraq, September 2, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis- Plasschaert, in Baghdad on Wednesday. The two sides discussed the latest dev ...

South Africa: Govt Statement to United Nations During the Security Council Meeting On Iraq - allAfrica.com

Allafrica - 2020-08-31 20:58

300 thousand people still without water after Beirut explosion

ANF - 2020-08-29 13:06
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday that over 300.000 people in Beirut continue to suffer a lack of access and sanitation services in the aftermath of the blast. ...

UNICEF warns of a global education emergency due to Covid-19

ANF - 2020-08-28 10:56
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned about a global education emergency since at least a third of the world's schoolchildren have been unable to access remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

UN says 45 massacres occurred in Colombia since January

ANF - 2020-08-25 10:06
the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recorded 45 massacres in Colombia since January 2020. ...

Staff surveys reveal widespread racism at the United Nations

ANF - 2020-08-23 17:32
A survey of over 688 UN staffers in Geneva reveals that more than 1 in 3 staff have personally experienced racial discrimination and/or have witnessed others facing racial discrimination in the workplace. ...

UN hails aid workers after record attacks

ANF - 2020-08-19 16:14
The United Nations (UN) paid tribute Wednesday to humanitarian workers now battling the COVID-19 pandemic after a year in which they found themselves under greater attack than ever before. ...

Protesters in Iraqi Kurdistan call for government to step down, early elections

E-Kurd - 2020-08-12 22:28
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Protesters gathered in cities across Iraqi Kurdistan Region on Wednesday to demand that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) step down and that early elections be held under the auspices of the United Nations, but w ...

First coronavirus cases reported in Al-Hol camp in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2020-08-07 06:43
BEIRUT,— Three health workers in a displaced persons’ camp in northeastern Syria have contracted the novel coronavirus, the United Nations said Thursday, the first reported infections in the vast tent city. The Al-Hol camp is home to tens of thousands of ...

Actions for lawyers Timtik and Ünsal in front of UN in Geneva

ANF - 2020-07-30 10:08
An action was organised in front of the United Nations (UN) Geneva Office for People's Law Firm (HHB) for lawyers Ebru Timtik and Aytaç Ünsal. ...

UN says over 60 killed in Sudan’s Darfur

ANF - 2020-07-27 16:58
The United Nations says a new bout of violence in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region left more than 60 people dead. ...

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen briefing to the Security Council, 23 July 2020 [EN/AR] - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2020-07-23 20:58

President Nechirvan Barzani expresses support for the mission of UNITAD

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-07-22 22:41
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, July 22, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Karim Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh (UNITAD). The lat ...

National Security at the United Nations This Week (July 10-17)

Justsecurity - 2020-07-19 02:28

United Nation: The IDs of 160 ISIS terrorists have been revealed

Waar Media - 2020-07-18 18:17
WAAR_DUHOK United Nation revealed the IDs of 160 ISIS terrorists who are involved in Yazidi’s genocide. Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by ISIS announ ...

Virginia Gamba:” We welcome actions taken by SDF to protect children and schools”

SDF Press - 2020-07-17 19:06
The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcomed the military procedures and orders issued by the General Command of our forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces, on July 13th, which ...

Military Instructions Issued by the General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces

SDF Press - 2020-07-14 00:18
“Affirmation of Our Policy towards the Military Use of Schools and Educational Facilities and the Protection of Children” In accordance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1998 (2011) and 2143 (2014), regarding the military use of schools ...

Egypt’s Military Limitations: Cairo’s Options to Defend Eastern Libya

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2020-07-13 21:51
In late June, with the United Nations-backed General National Accord (GNA) government reversing several years’ worth of gains made by the Khalifa Hafta-led Libyan National Army (LNA) in a matter of weeks, Egyptian President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi issued a f ...

National Security at the United Nations This Week (July 3-10)

Justsecurity - 2020-07-10 15:36

Targeting Avrin Hospital exceeded all red lines

ANHA/Kurdî - 2020-07-08 19:40
The Turkish regime, in its barbaric aggression against Afrin, exceeded all red lines and violated the customs, traditions and laws adopted by all the countries of the world, which formed a charter for the United Nations. ...

PETITION – GIVE THE KURDS AN IDENTITY AND VOICE @ THE UNITED NATIONS

Koerdisch Instituut - 2020-07-08 19:25
In the United Kingdom, a petition has been launched to recognize the Kurds as “people” at the United Nations. With an estimated 35 to 45 million people, the Kurds are one of the larger peoples in the world without an own state. It is high time to grant th ...

Technology and Local Peace Committees: How UNDP Iraq is responding and adapting to the challenges posed by COVID-19

The Global Coalition - 2020-07-01 02:41
Since 1976 the United Nations Development Programme has supported the Government and people of Iraq through stabilization and humanitarian projects. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new challenges to the country in 2020, UNDP Iraq has adapted ...

Many large US firms sell, hire, and invest more overseas than in the US and have to think globally to survive

AEI - 2020-06-23 00:38
The table above (click to enlarge) is based on financial data included in the World Investment Report, a report produced annually by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and just released last week with data for 2019. Table 19 o ...

Call for a no-fly zone over Shengal

ANF - 2020-06-21 10:18
Civil society and women's organisations from Iraq are calling on the Iraqi government and the United Nations to establish a no-fly zone for Turkey over Shengal. ...

President Nechirvan Barzani meets with UNSG Special Representative Plasschaert

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-06-20 20:52
Baghdad, Iraq, June 20, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis- Plasschaert, in Baghdad on Saturday. The latest political and economic developments ...

United Nations human rights probe of the US is a farce

Washingtonexaminer - 2020-06-18 01:00

President Barzani Reiterates Support for UNITAD Mission in Iraq

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-06-15 22:39
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, June 15, 2020 Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received a phone call from the United Nations Special Advisor Karim Khan, who heads the U.N. Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Is ...

A letter from the Afrin Women’s to the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – in Qamishloo

Roji Kurd - 2020-06-03 00:49
To Mr. António Gutteres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.To Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.To Mr. Paulo Pinheiro, chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. Videos and ...

The UN adds Daesh’s leader to its official sanctions list, but what does it all mean?

The Global Coalition - 2020-06-01 12:48
On 21 May 2020 the United Nations Security Council 1267 ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added the new leader of Daesh, Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, to its official sanctions list. This is an important milestone for the Global ...

20 organizations call for urgent UN action for Afrin

ANF - 2020-05-30 17:46
20 civil and legal organizations urgently appeal to the United Nations to take action as the violations and crimes against the defenseless civilians in the Afrin region reached the most dramatic and horrible intensity. ...

National Security at the United Nations This Week (May 15-22)

Justsecurity - 2020-05-24 07:47

Briefing to the Security Council by Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (12 May 2020) [EN/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2020-05-13 11:19

Rights group: COVID-19 supplies not reaching northeast Syria

Washington Times - 2020-04-29 18:20
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that medical supplies to prevent and treat the new coronavirus are not reaching northeast Syria because of restrictions imposed by the Syrian government and the Kurdish regional government. The interna ...

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani meets with UNAMI and WHO representatives, thanks them for aid in fight against coronavirus

KRG-Spain - 2020-04-28 00:07
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani on Sunday met with representatives from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Erbil, to discuss the latest developme ...

Libyan National Army: GNA attacked civilians with grad missiles

ANF - 2020-04-25 12:33
LNA Spokesman called upon the United Nations Support Mission in Libya to perform their duties and condemn the real terrorists who just committed a war crime, ...

MED TUHAD-FED says violations in prison are growing steadily

ANF - 2020-04-18 10:17
MED TUHAD-FED confirmed that they have received numerous applications of rights violations from prisons. The association asked the demands of the United Nations be fulfilled. ...

Kurdistan 24: Syrian Kurds back Macron’s initiative for UN ceasefire plea during pandemic

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-17 19:26
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) expressed support on Wednesday for an initiative by French President Emmanuel Macron to rally United Nations’ Security Council members behind a worldwide military truce amid the coron ...

Japan Donates $3.6 million for UN-Habitat’s Reconstruction and Peace-building Programme in Iraq

BAS News - 2020-04-02 18:01
BAGHDAD (UN-Habitat) — The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) welcomes an additional contribution of USD 3.6 million from the Government of Japan to support reconstruction and peacebuilding in Iraq through the rehabilitation of war-d ...

National Security at the United Nations this Week (Mar. 21 to Mar. 27)

Justsecurity - 2020-03-27 18:48

UN’s Guterres: The virus could kill millions of people

ANF - 2020-03-19 20:33
“If we let the virus spread like wildfire – especially in the most vulnerable regions of the world -- it would kill millions of people," warned the Secretary General of the United Nations. ...

President Nechirvan Barzani meets with UN Special representative Plasschaert

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-03-16 17:58
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, March 16, 2020 The Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis- Plasschaert, on Monday. The latest political developments in the coun ...

The United Nations: Expectations vs Reality - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2020-03-11 19:06

Remembering Javier Pérez de Cuéllar’s “Piecemeal” Approach to UN Peacemaking

International Crisis Group - 2020-03-06 23:01
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, died this week. In this piece, originally published in World Politics Review in February, our UN Director assesses his legacy. ...

Sputnik Turkey Editor-in-Chief detained in Istanbul

ANF - 2020-03-01 14:35
Sputnik has appealed to the United Nations, OSCE and UNESCO in connection with the attack which was followed by detentions. ...

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization sides with western greens over East African farmers

AEI - 2020-02-29 00:35
Locusts are destroying vital food supplies in several African nations, yet the most important method of control, insecticide spraying, is being shunned by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. The post United Nations Food and Agriculture ...

EU Foreign Ministers meet today to discuss Libya

ANF - 2020-02-17 12:20
The arms embargo in place to curb the violent war in Libya has become a meaningless "joke," said United Nations Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie Williams. ...

UNFPA calls on Iraqi Kurdistan to protect girls from female genital mutilation FGM

E-Kurd - 2020-02-07 15:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) called on the relevant authorities in Iraq, especially the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ...

Animated chart of the day: World’s top ten manufacturing nations, 1970 to 2018

AEI - 2020-01-29 00:02
Here’s a new animated “bar chart race” visualization showing the world’s top ten manufacturing nations by share of global manufacturing output from 1970 to 2018 using data from the statistics division of the United Nations. Flourish has updated its graphi ...

UPR session on human rights in Turkey continues

ANF - 2020-01-28 16:51
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Turkey at the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council started today (January 28) in Geneva. ...

Elazığ earthquake: UN in solidarity and offers support

ANF - 2020-01-26 16:43
“The United Nations expresses its solidarity with Turkey and has offered support”, said Mr. Dujarric. ...

President Nechirvan Barzani meets the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-01-24 16:36
Davos, Switzerland, 24 January 2020 The President of the Kurdistan Region NechirvanBarzani met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, at the World Economic Forum in Davos. President Barzani commended the role of the United Nat ...

Turkey Deports 33 Asylum Seekers to Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-31 02:01
Turkey deported 33 Iranian asylum seekers to Iran, including Iranian Kurdish asylum seeker Adel Bahrami who had been registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Kurdish asylum seeker Adel Bahrami’s… The post Turkey Deports 33 Asylum ...

UNAMI Director visits MOPE Directorate of Reform

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-12-25 06:07
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga MOPE Director of Reform received Monyar Anti Motisi, Director of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). During the meeting, Major-General Dler Miran (Director of Peshmerga Reform) thanked the delegation fo ...

Pegasus Airlines Joins The United Nations Global Compact

Ftnnews - 2019-12-21 07:16

Iraq Responsible for Protecting Its People: UNAMI

BAS News - 2019-12-18 21:21
Time has come to act in favour of the people ERBIL - It is Iraq's responsibility to protect its people and put an end to the abductions and unlawful arrests, time has come to act in the interest of the people, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Ir ...

U.N. Security Council set for showdown over Syria cross-border aid deliveries

Reuters - 2019-12-18 03:20
For the past six years the United Nations and other aid groups have been crossing into Syria from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan at four places authorized by the U.N. Security Council to deliver humanitarian assistance to millions of people. ...

UN Security Council Concerned over “Extrajudicial” Killings amid Iraq Protests

BAS News - 2019-12-14 09:37
ERBIL — United Nations Security Council convened on Friday to discuss the ongoing violent protests in Iraq, expressing concern over the involvement of armed groups in extrajudicial killings and kidnappings. The council urged in a statement the government ...

Joint Civil Society letter in Support of the UNGA Resolution on Human Rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-10 02:46
Monday, 9 December 2019 To: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organizations urge your government to support resolution… The post Joint Civil Soci ...

UN Condemns Friday Attack on “Peaceful” Protesters in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-12-07 18:32
ERBIL — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has strongly condemned the attack by unidentified armed group against “peaceful” protesters in central Baghdad overnight on Friday, which lef ...

Yazidi survivor still hears brothers before Islamic State kills them in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 13:37
UNITED NATIONS,— A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on November 26 that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremist ...

UNSC to Convene on Recent Developments in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-01 18:13
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to convene on Tuesday, December 3, to discuss the recent developments in Iraq as the country has been rocked by anti-government protests. The session, said to be briefed by the Special Repres ...

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

E-Kurd - 2019-11-27 14:00
UNITED NATIONS,— United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tu ...

UN Investigative Team Identifies 160 IS Jihadists Suspected of Crimes Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2019-11-27 09:24
ERBIL — The United Nations Investigative Team for the Accountability of Islamic State crimes (UNITAD) has identified up to 160 Islamic State (IS) jihadists who committed atrocities against Kurdish Yezidis during the groups’ genocidal attack on Sinjar. Ka ...

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

Reuters - 2019-11-26 23:11
United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. ...

Open Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Repression in Kurdistan and Iran

E-Kurd - 2019-11-24 20:20
Dr. Amir Sharifi | Ekurd.net November 19, 2019 Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, Switzerland Re: Joint Letter to Denounce Iran’s Crac ...

Women’s Council of NE Syria presents report on Turkish war crimes

ANF - 2019-11-21 14:40
The United Nations should establish a commission of inquiry and investigate the violations of the Turkish army and its members in Northern and Eastern Syria, said the Women’s Council of Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

An opportunity the United Nations and its Secretary-General must not miss ǀ View | Euronews

Euronews - 2019-11-18 23:24

TEV-DEM calls for action to stop Turkish occupation

ANF - 2019-11-16 14:18
TEV-DEM called upon the United Nations and human rights organizations to fulfil their legal and humanitarian duties to stop Turkey’s attacks against North and East Syria. ...

At the UN, Erdogan shouldn’t have been permitted to show his ethnic cleansing map, and call it a “safe zone”

E-Kurd - 2019-11-15 20:50
Omar Sindi | Exclusive to Ekurd.net On September 24th, 2019, at the United Nations (UN) the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposed a safe zone in Rojava Kurdistan- East of the Euphrates River; the intention of this is not to establish a safe zon ...

Now Is the Time to Act: UN Envoy Calls for Reforms in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-14 11:49
ERBIL — United Nations envoy to Iraq has urged country’s authorities to step up efforts to enact reforms and meet demands of protesters who are on the streets for over a month. “The Iraqi people have paid an unthinkable price to get their voices heard”, ...

HAARETZ: WATCH // Nikki Haley: The U.S. Should Always Have the Backs of Our Kurdish Allies

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-13 06:37
Former UN ambassador says Kurds lost a lot of blood in ‘our fight’ and troops should be kept for prevention Former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that the U.S. should have the backs of the Kurds. “I think we should always have th ...

Sistani Calls for "Serious Reforms" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-11 19:07
ERBIL - Iraq's top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called for "serious reforms" in Iraq, reiterating his support to the United Nations' proposal for "one consolidated electoral framework," as protests against the government have intensifie ...

Autonomous Administration called on the UN to protect civilians

ANF - 2019-11-04 20:05
The Committee on Foreign Relations of the Autonomous Administration called on the United Nations (UN) to establish a committee to investigate the situation of civilians exposed to Turkish attacks and to prevent further attacks on civilians. ...

Syrian Constitutional Committee talks continue

ANF - 2019-11-02 08:14
The meetings of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, which officially began at the United Nations Office in Geneva on 30 October, continue on Friday, for the third round of talks. ...

Iraq at a Crossroads: UN Urges National Dialogue

BAS News - 2019-10-31 18:51
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) —Since demonstrations swept across many parts of Iraq in early October, the United Nations has engaged with a wide range of Iraqis in the search for solutions. From day one, we have consistently called for the protection of peaceful prot ...

Iraq's Legacy of Past Challenges Can't be Addressed in One Year: UN

BAS News - 2019-10-30 15:34
ERBIL - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has argued that the Iraqi government cannot address the legacy of the past and current challenges in one year alone. Hennis-Plasschaert made ...

Kongra Star Social Committee calls for international action

ANF - 2019-10-30 14:22
Kongra Star appealed to all humanitarian and human rights organizations that are working in the field of people with special needs and the United Nations to carry out their humanitarian duty. ...

UN Calls for National dialogue to End “vicious Cycle” amid Iraq Violent Protests

BAS News - 2019-10-29 21:49
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, condemns in the strongest terms the rising number of deaths and injuries during the demonstrations engulfing many parts of Iraq. T ...

UN Iraq Special Representative: “Armed entities threatening Iraq’s stability cannot be tolerated, dialogue in the interest of all”

BAS News - 2019-10-26 16:21
Baghdad (UNAMI), 26 October 2019 – Responding to the latest wave of protests, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, deeply regrets and condemns the further loss of life and injuries, and ...

UN Urges Iraqi Forces, Protesters to Exercise "Maximum Restraint"

BAS News - 2019-10-26 14:11
ERBIL - Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has expressed strong concerns over the fresh demonstrations in Iraq, urging both the security forces and protesters to avoid violence and exercise "maximum restraint." Thousands of people i ...

Increasing numbers of Syrian refugees to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-10-24 20:10
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, visited Bardarash camp on Wednesday, 23 October. The camp in Dohuk Governorate recently reopened to host incoming refugees fro ...

Syrian Kurdish man sets himself on fire outside UN building: police

E-Kurd - 2019-10-23 16:19
GENEVA,— A Syrian Kurdish man set himself on fire Wednesday outside the headquarters of the United Nations refugee agency and was receiving treatment for his injuries, police told AFP. The 31-year-old German resident did not provide any explanation for h ...

[VIDEO]: Syrian Kurd Sets Himself on Fire Outside UNHCR Office in Geneva

BAS News - 2019-10-23 13:46
ERBIL — A young Syrian Kurdish man set himself on Fire on Wednesday just outside the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) headquarters in Geneva. Geneva police spokesperson Silvain Guillaume-Gentil told 20 Minutes that the man, a Syrian Kurdish national ...

Iran, Syria, Turkey, and whatever happened to the United Nations?

Canadafreepress - 2019-10-23 00:51

Thousands protest for Rojava in Freiburg and Stuttgart

ANF - 2019-10-19 23:18
In Freiburg and Stuttgart thousands of people protested against Turkish incursion into northern Syria. Demonstrators called upon the German government, the European Union and United Nations to take immediate action. ...

National Security at the United Nations This Week - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-10-18 19:41

Over 2,300, mostly Syrian Kurds, fleeing Turkish invasion seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-10-18 15:23
GENEVA,—The United Nations said Friday that more than 2,300 people, mostly women and children, had fled fighting in Syrian Kurdistan (northeastern Syria) and crossed into Iraqi Kurdistan in recent days. “For the fourth consecutive day, UNHCR … has been r ...

U.N. Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, U.S., China, Europeans urge ceasefire

Reuters - 2019-10-16 21:19
The United Nations Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday over the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on U.S.-allied Syrian K ...

War crimes will continue without a political solution

ANF - 2019-10-16 20:02
United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Karen Smith, expressed their alarm over the situation in NE Syria following the Turkish attack. ...

United Nations Climate Action Summit: Greta Thunberg and 15 other children filed a complaint against five countries over the climate crisis - CNN

CNN - 2019-10-15 23:36

UN Security Council to Meet Wednesday, Discuss Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-10-15 16:18
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council will most likely convene on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Kurdish areas of northeast Syria where Turkey is leading a massive aerial and ground operation, an unnamed diplomat told Reuters. A clo ...

Turkey says it is acting in self-defense in Syria against Kurdish ‘terrorists’

Seattle Times - 2019-10-15 03:19
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it’s exercising its right to self-defense under the U.N. Charter, according to a letter circulated Monday. Ankara said the military offensi ...
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