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UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the General Assembly on the work of the Organization and his priorities for 2024
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“Peace is the UN's raison d’être”: Guterres’ call for action and his priorities for 2024

“Peace is our raison d’être. Yet, as I scan the landscape of today’s world, the one thing missing most dramatically is peace”. The UN Chief Antonio Guterres addressed ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
Alice Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on Genocide, briefs reporters ahead of International Day of Countering Hate Speech (18 June)
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The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide’s statement on the war in the Middle East

On 9 February 2024, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide released a statement on the horrifying continuous situation in the Middle East.  As the war in ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
An activist holds anti-death penalty signs outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
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United Nations: Volker Türk voices regret over first ever execution by nitrogen suffocation

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk expressed profound regret over the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith in Alabama, marking the first-ever use of nitrogen asphyxiation for capital punishment in ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
A UN Security Council session. The participants are seated around a circular table, in the center of which is positioned another, rectangular table.
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United Nations: The UN Security Council needs a reform to end its “paralysis”

In this moment of continuous war and violence worldwide, the UN Security Council is unable to take decisions and act accordingly. “The UN seems paralyzed” as Dennis Francis, the ...

Last update 18 Jan 2024
The Security Council adopts resolution 2712 (2023) calling for urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days to enable, consistent with international humanitarian law, the full, rapid, safe
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United Nations: Resolution 2712 (2023) adopted by the Security Council at its 9479th meeting, on 15 November 2023

The Security Council has recently adopted the Resolution 2712, which highlights the deep concern of the Security Council regarding the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and its serious impact ...

Last update 24 Nov 2023
Families flee their shattered neighbourhood, Tal al-Hawa, to seek refuge in the southern Gaza strip.
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"Gaza is running out of time" UN experts demand ceasefire to avert genocide

"Gaza is running out of time," UN experts warn, calling for a cease-fire to prevent genocide of Palestinians, following Gaza's repeated attacks by the Israeli military, prompting urgent calls for ...

Last update 8 Nov 2023
The remains’ after President Habyarimana’s plane crash on 6 April 1994, which initiated the Tutsi extermination and the Rwandan genocide.
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The United Nations and the Rwandan genocide

Martina Barbisotti holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padova. She is now attending an Interdisciplinary Master’s in ...

Last update 16 Oct 2023
UN: Health is not a privilege human rights
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Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

The "Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage" held at the United Nations on 21st September 2023 underscores the global commitment to achieving universal health ...

Last update 4 Oct 2023
Remains of exploded cluster munitions in an olive groove
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UN-partnered Cluster Munition Monitor: record civilian cluster munitions victims as experts urge global ban

The UN-partnered Cluster Munition Monitor (CMC) has released its 2023 report, revealing a disturbing rise in civilian casualties resulting from cluster munitions. In 2022, a total of 1,172 people ...

Last update 26 Sep 2023
UN: High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
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UN High-Level Dialogue urges tax reforms amidst rising illicit financial flows

On September 20, the UN convened a high-level dialogue on financing for development, with a specific focus on promoting inclusive and effective international tax cooperation and domestic resource ...

Last update 26 Sep 2023
Political Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response on 20th September 2023
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Political Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response on 20th September 2023

On the 20th September 2023 the President of the General Assembly, together with the Heads of State and Government, participated in a one-day meeting aiming to take on a political declaration with ...

Last update 26 Sep 2023
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Adoption of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders: the outcome of AHRI Conference in Bilbao

The international conference held at the University of Deusto in Bilbao from September 7 to 9, 2023, organized by the Pedro Arrupe Institute of Human Rights in collaboration with the Association of ...

Last update 26 Sep 2023
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International Day of Peace: 21st September 2023

The International Day of Peace (IDP) is followed annually around the world on the 21st September. Declared by the UN General Assembly as a day dedicated to reinforcing the ideals of peace through ...

Last update 9 Nov 2023
UN logo with colourful background
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UN General Assembly: High-level Week 2023 kicks off

The High-level Week 2023 within the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly kicked off. From 18 to 23 September, world leaders will meet to discuss important global issues revolving ...

Last update 20 Sep 2023
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United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestine: Israel’s illegal prison practices in the occupied Palestinian territories have turned into an open prison

The report presented by Francesca Albanese, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestine, to the United Nations Human Rights Council last June, denounces Israel's use of various means, ...

Last update 11 Sep 2023