UN human rights chief alarmed by security forces killing protesters — Global Issues

The high commissioner said in a statement that the deaths occurred: “even after the police announced they would not use lethal force disperse the protesters”. The protests in the capital Khartoum and elsewhere marked the third anniversary of the massive demonstrations that led to the overthrow of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. thousands in the streets … Read more

‘Effort and patience’ needed to restore Iran nuclear deal — Global Issues

In the landmark agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – reached in 2015 between Iran, the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom – Iran agreed to dismantle much of its nuclear program and open its facilities to international inspections in exchange for sanctions relief. In 2018, then-President … Read more

Four months after Russian invasion, humanitarian needs intensify — Global Issues

Speaking of Kyiv, Ukraine’s Humanitarian Coordinator Osnat Lubrani described the heartbreak she felt after seeing “this destruction, this suffering” in Mariupol, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Bucha, Irpin and beyond. “I have traveled through Ukraine and my heart breaks when I see this destruction, this suffering” @OsnatLubrani talking about the thousands of schools, hospitals and homes destroyed, and … Read more

Human rights threatened in the Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, hears Security Council — Global Issues

Bintou Keita, who also heads the UN Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), said the peacekeepers under his command are “determined to protect civilians and help fight conflict and violence.” However, she added that “unity of purpose within the Council and among troop and police contributing countries remains essential for the Mission to fulfill its … Read more

Decade of brutal warfare leaves nearly 307,000 civilians dead — Global Issues

“The conflict-related casualty figures in this report are not simply a set of abstract numbers, but represent individual human beings,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said in a press release. “The impact of the death of each of these 306,887 civilians would have a profound and reverberating impact on the family and … Read more

Cycle of death, destruction, displacement and disruption ‘must stop’ — Global Issues

“The cycle of death, destruction, displacement and disruption must stop,” Rosemary DiCarlo stressed. war depravity Amid a fresh wave in recent days of missiles and air strikes in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and other cities far from the front lines, the senior UN official drew attention to the missile attack on Kremenchuk in a … Read more

More than 70 serious violations against children caught up in the war recorded daily: UNICEF — Global Issues

This is one of the main conclusions of a new report entitled, 25 years of children and armed conflict: taking steps to protect children in warlaunched by the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF on Tuesday. The UNICEF report exposes in the starkest possible terms the world’s failure to protect its children from grave violations during … Read more

UN highlights need to accelerate progress towards national elections — Global Issues

“The United Nations priority in Libya remains to facilitate return to the electoral process, based on a solid and consensual constitutional basis for the elections. This is what the Libyan people asked for,” he declared. Elections are the only way to resolve differences over the democratic legitimacy of Libyan institutions. I urge the leadership of … Read more

Growing violence leaving ‘dozens of Palestinian and Israeli victims’ — Global Issues

Speaking by videoconference from Jerusalem, Tor Wennesland expressed concern about the continuing demonstrations and clashes; settler-related violence; and the launch of a rocket from Gaza into Israel, the first in months, which he called “a sobering reminder of the fragility” within the Palestinian enclave. “The escalating violence has been further fueled and exacerbated by provocative … Read more

Dozens dead and injured as UN condemns ‘utterly deplorable’ shopping mall attack — Global Issues

At least 10 people were reportedly killed in what Ukrainian officials said was a Russian missile attack on a crowded shopping mall, and an attack that the UN on Monday condemned as “utterly deplorable”. The mall in the eastern city of Kremenchuk – a city that largely escaped being targeted – was hit late in … Read more