May 27, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing called Tuesday on the Serbian government to take immediate action to improve the current housing crisis that has left many Serbian citizens without adequate housing. While Serbia boasts a high rate of homeownership due to the privatization ...[read more]
May 25, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Three Yemeni officials on Sunday said they were notified that the UN-sponsored peace conference designed to establish peace in Yemen has been indefinitely postponed. The conference was scheduled to begin on Thursday, and no new date has been set. Sultan al-Atwani, an aide to exiled President Abd- ...[read more]
May 25, 2015
by Brittany Felder
United Nations Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag on Monday, urged leaders in Lebanon to end their political divisions in order to pick a new president, warning that the year-long debate over the matter had "undermined Lebanon's ability to address the growing security, economic and social challenges ...[read more]
May 24, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed disappointment in the inability of Member States to reach an agreement on a nuclear non-proliferation treaty, according to a UN spokesperson. The spokesperson released a statement at the conclusion of the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties ...[read more]
May 23, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The United Nations Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution which encourages increased cooperation in preventing the "illicit transfer, destabilizing, accumulation and misuse" of weapons, including small arms and light weapons. The resolution was adopted after a vote of nine in favor and ...[read more]
May 20, 2015
by Matt Belenky
The top UN human rights expert on torture, Juan Mendez, called Monday for the adoption of the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners in an open letter to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The revised Rules include several practical elements that ...[read more]
May 17, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The UN human rights chief on Friday urged Southeast Asian governments to take action to protect the lives of migrants in difficult maritime situations and not turn away incoming migrant boats. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that he is "appalled" at reports of ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to take action to strengthen the deteriorating security situation in Libya. Fatou Bensouda expressed her concerns over the recent increases in assassinations, terrorist attacks and targeting of ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) committed "grave violations of international humanitarian law" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of 2014, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported Wednesday. The report claims that the ADF, a Ugandan rebel ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday urgently called on all parties in Burundi to "exercise calm and restraint" amid reports of a coup taking place in the Burundian capital. The coup reportedly took place after President Pierre Nkurunziza left for a summit intended to resolve the crisis. ...[read more]

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