United Nations

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:25
Military and diplomatic efforts in Syria are converging in Aleppo, once the country’s largest city and commercial center. Last week, U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura reported to the Security Council that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had agreed to suspend for six weeks all aerial and artillery bombardment of the besieged city
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 06:14
A United Nations panel Friday said Mexico faced a widespread problem of disappearances of civilians at the hands of police and military, worsened by the government's failure to investigate.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 07:22
The United States on Thursday sharply criticized Sudan for obstructing a United Nations investigation into what Washington's U.N. envoy said were credible allegations of mass rape in the conflict-torn western Darfur region.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 06:31
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday released evidence of the alleged mass rape by Sudanese soldiers of more than 200 women and girls in Darfur in October 2014, an atrocity that the Sudanese government continues to deny.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 06:30
Are we doing enough to prevent the use of child soldiers? Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick say while UN resolutions and national legislation are a step in the right direction, they don’t address the little stressed impact that military assistance has on the recruiting of child combatants.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 07:09
US Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for a United Nations vote creating an arms embargo on South Sudan in an effort to end the civil war there, a US official said Thursday.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:57
About 3,000 child soldiers will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the United Nations children's agency said after 280 children were freed on Tuesday.
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:26
With the opening on January 22 of a newly constructed police station in Jalal-Abad in southern Kyrgyzstan, the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Government of the United States of America marked the results of a two-year project aimed at strengthening cooperation between police and local communities on crime prevention and public safety, the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan said.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 06:20
The Mexican government will face close scrutiny from the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances – a phenomenon that made international headlines after 43 students from a rural teachers college were killed in September in Iguala, in a case that has not yet been fully clarified.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 08:08
The United Nations on Tuesday called on Libya's warring factions to maintain a ceasefire agreed as part of U.N.-backed negotiations, amid reports of continued fighting in parts of the North African country.