April 11, 2014
by William Helbling
Amnesty International (AI) urged the UN Security Council on Friday to extend the MINURSO mandate to include human rights monitoring for its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara. AI sent a report to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon illustrating the immediate need for human rights monitoring in ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday made a statement in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, expressing regret for the UN's silence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide that resulted in the deaths of 800,000 people. Ban urged the international community to prevent such atrocities from occurring again ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all nations on Wednesday to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty will take effect when it receives 50 ratifications. Eighteen member states ratified the treaty on Tuesday in response, bringing the total number of ratifications to 31. The treaty was ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged global leaders Tuesday to commit to ensuring the protection of human rights and an end to mass atrocities. The Secretary-General spoke positively of progress that has been made in holding perpetrators of genocide accountable for their actions, especially with ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Julie Deisher
A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the violence against civilians and international forces working to aid the Central African Republic (CAR). Reports estimate that approximately 2.2 million citizens of CAR require humanitarian aid, with over 650,000 ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher
In recognition of the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged global leaders Monday to take seriously the recommendations of commissions of inquiry and truth commissions in ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Russian State Duma on Thursday voted nearly unanimously to approve Russia's annexation of Crimea despite threats of further sanctions from Western powers. The vote coincided with the arrival of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Moscow, who came to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin ...[read more]
March 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged members of the UN Security Council, including France, the US and UK, to throw their full weight behind proposals to address the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present his assessment report on the ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Addison Morris
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the recent escalating violence in Thailand and called for a cessation of violence, asking the government to bring all responsible parties to justice. Additionally, the Secretary-General urged all parties involved to respect human rights, and to ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged both the Ukraine government and protesters to find a peaceful resolution to the Kiev protests, which became increasingly violent on Tuesday. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also released a statement on Tuesday, expressing ...[read more]

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