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Posts Tagged / The United Nations (subject)

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Europe

“Accepting refugees is a win for everyone”

Gordon Brown talks to Ban Ki-moon. What is your vision of global citizenship? Many of the challenges we face are clearly ones that the governments and peoples of the world need to deal with collectively: violent extremism, climate change and the spread of infectious diseases. No one country, no matter how powerful or resourceful, can [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

The United States is announcing its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to join 28 [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

Ambassador Says Nation Committed to Kigali Principles

May 16, 2016 (The Ethiopian Herald/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Ethiopia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Tekeda Alemu said that Ethiopia is always committed to the Kigali Principles which gives UN peacekeepers the mandate to use military force against armed groups to protect civilians in danger. Ethiopia is as well ready to work with [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE TO MEETING ON UNITED NATIONS-LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES COOPERATION, CALLS REGIONAL BODY ‘INDISPENSABLE’ TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE EFFORTS

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 — The United Nations issued the following press release: Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, delivered by Taye-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, to the thirteenth General Meeting of Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States, in Geneva today: I am pleased to send greetings to [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe

Finland promotes the protection of civilians in peacekeeping operations

Source: Government of Finland – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Finland promotes the protection of civilians in peacekeeping operations Press release 93/2016 13 May 2016 Finland joined the 29 signatories of the so-called Kigali Principles in a public ceremony in New York on 11 May. The principles, adopted in Kigali, Rwanda, in May 2015, aim to improve [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

More Countries Endorse the Kigali Principles On Peacekeeping

May 13, 2016 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Several countries, including the US, Belgium, Estonia, Guinea and Djibouti, have joined a growing number of countries in endorsing the Kigali Principles bringing the total to 24. The Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians, adopted in May 2015, are a set of [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Middle East

UN: Amnesty Int’l tasks world leaders on human rights violations

New York, US (PANA) – Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International on Friday said that unless world leaders decisively address the widespread disregard for international law that is forcing millions of people from their homes, any moves to improve the humanitarian system will fail to tackle the underlying causes of the refugee crisis, The call was contained in [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

UN: Statesmen, women task UN Security Council on mass atrocities

New York, US (PANA) – Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, a group of eminent personalities, The Elders, and New York-based Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, on Saturday called on the UN Security Council to take action to prevent and halt mass atrocities by agreeing to voluntarily refrain from using the veto and adopt a Code of Conduct. [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

Deputy Secretary-General Urges Culture of Prevention, Fast Response to Atrocities, at Event on Security Council Action for Ending Crimes against Humanity

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Deputy Secretary-General Urges Culture of Prevention, Fast Response to Atrocities, at Event on Security Council Action for Ending Crimes against Humanity Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the side event at the World Humanitarian Summit on “Security Council Action in [...]