‘Save peace while it lasts,’ says General Assembly President, ahead of UN summit on sustaining peace

‘Save peace while it lasts,’ says General Assembly President, ahead of UN summit on sustaining peace
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The world needs a new approach to peace, which is why the United Nations General Assembly will hold a major meeting next week to discuss ways to foster peace by focusing on conflict prevention, mediation, dialogue and diplomacy, the 193-member body’s President has said.

UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report holding Russia liable for downing airliner
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UN chief notes ‘with concern’ report holding Russia liable for downing airliner

This post was originally published on this siteFollowing the conclusion of an investigation that holds Russia responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in 2014, the United Nations chief said on Friday that he “has taken note with concern of the latest report”. Post Views: 3

UN Security Council condemns starvation of civilians as a war tactic
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UN Security Council condemns starvation of civilians as a war tactic

This post was originally published on this siteDenouncing the starvation of civilians as a method of warfare and the unlawful denial of humanitarian access to those need, the United Nations Security Council underscored that all parties to armed conflict must uphold their obligations under international law and protect civilians from …

France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert
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France: New terrorism laws may undercut human rights and freedoms, says UN expert

This post was originally published on this siteWhile commending efforts by the French government to combat terrorism, a United Nations rights expert has raised concerns about the effect recent counter-terrorism laws are having on fundamental human rights there, including freedom of movement, religion and association. Post Views: 2