CIHRS celebrates its 21st anniversary in Tunisia and honors chair Kamal Jendoubi

CIHRS celebrates its 21st anniversary in Tunisia and honors chair Kamal Jendoubi

CAIRO, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- April 23, 2015, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies organized a celebration in Tunis to mark its 21st anniversary. The Minister of ...

UN official in Darfur says mission’s peacekeepers acted proportionately in response to attacks

UN official in Darfur says mission’s peacekeepers acted proportionately in response to attacks

NEW YORK, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today reiterated that its peacekeepers responded proportionately to two attacks ...

Secretary-General appoints new acting Special Representative for UN Mission against Ebola

Secretary-General appoints new acting Special Representative for UN Mission against Ebola

NEW YORK, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the Secretary-General's ...

UNAMID reiterates its peacekeepers responded proportionally to attacks in Kass

UNAMID reiterates its peacekeepers responded proportionally to attacks in Kass

EL FASHER, North Darfur, Sudan, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reiterates that its peacekeepers responded to two attacks ...

UN resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa

UN resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia ...

On eve of Togo national election, Ban calls for calm and transparency

On eve of Togo national election, Ban calls for calm and transparency

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- On the eve of the presidential election in Togo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all national stakeholders to ...

UNICEF welcomes final release of child soldiers by armed group in South Sudan

UNICEF welcomes final release of child soldiers by armed group in South Sudan

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Militants in South Sudan have handed over to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) a final group of 283 children in what the ...

CIHRS celebrates its 21st anniversary in Tunisia and honors chair Kamal Jendoubi

CAIRO, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- April 23, 2015, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies organized a celebration in Tunis to mark its 21st anniversary. The Minister of Justice Mohammed Saleh Bin Eissa, the Moroccan ambassador, and diplomats and representatives of the embassies of the US, UK, France, Belgium, Japan, Finland, and The EU mission in Tunisia joined in the celebrations. The director of ...

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UN official in Darfur says mission’s peacekeepers acted proportionately in response to attacks

NEW YORK, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today reiterated that its peacekeepers responded proportionately to two attacks launched against them by armed men in Kass, South Darfur, this week. “In both incidents, UNAMID troops returned fire but did not initiate any shooting; they only acted to protect themselves,” said African Union-United Nations ...

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Secretary-General appoints new acting Special Representative for UN Mission against Ebola

NEW YORK, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The United Nations Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). In his role as Acting Special Representative, Mr. Graaff will work closely with the Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David ...

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UNAMID reiterates its peacekeepers responded proportionally to attacks in Kass

EL FASHER, North Darfur, Sudan, 25 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reiterates that its peacekeepers responded to two attacks against them by armed men in Kass, South Darfur, on 23 and 24 April 2015, denying recent media misreporting on the incident. “In both incidents, UNAMID troops returned fire but did not initiate any shooting; they only acted to ...

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UN resumes vaccination drive for three million children in West Africa

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect three million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases such as measles and polio. “While the effort to get to zero cases of Ebola ...

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On eve of Togo national election, Ban calls for calm and transparency

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- On the eve of the presidential election in Togo, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all national stakeholders to recommit themselves to ensuring that the election is conducted in a peaceful, free and transparent manner and reflects the will of the people of Togo. “The Secretary-General calls on all political leaders and their supporters to ...

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UNICEF welcomes final release of child soldiers by armed group in South Sudan

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Militants in South Sudan have handed over to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) a final group of 283 children in what the agency described as “a small piece of good news in what is otherwise a terrible situation for children in other parts of [the country],” where many boys and girls have been abducted and forcibly recruited as child soldiers. The ...

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Mali: Ban voices concern over series of targeted attacks against UN mission and personnel

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern over a series of attacks targeting the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which have resulted in numerous casualties, a statement issued by a UN spokesperson said today. According to the UN, seven peacekeepers were wounded on 23 April in Mali's north-eastern Kidal region when a MINUSMA ...

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UN forum in Morocco agrees draft action plan for religious leaders on preventing incitement to violence

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- A United Nations-backed forum today concluded in Fez, Morocco, having developed a plan of action aimed at preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes. The 'Forum on the Role of Religious Leaders in Preventing Incitement that could Lead to Atrocity Crimes' was organized by the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the ...

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Secretary-General Appoints Ali H. Al-Za’tari of Jordan as Deputy Special Representative for Libya

NEW YORK, 24 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Ali H. Al-Za'tari of Jordan as his new Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), where he will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations ...

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