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Assistant Secretary-General stresses need to uphold human rights standards in Security Council briefing on Ukraine visits

Security Council SC/11358

Protest-related human rights violations in Ukraine must be urgently investigated and verified, and security forces must maintain public order in accordance with human rights standards, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović told the Security Council today.

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Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine, 15 April 2014

GENEVA (15 April 2014) – Misinformation, propaganda and incitement to hatred need to be urgently countered in Ukraine to avoid the further escalation of tension in the country, according to a UN human rights report issued on Tuesday.

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ICBL-CMC Newsletter (March 2014)

News from the International Campaign to Ban Landmines - Cluster Munition Coalition

The latest news from ICBL-CMC includes the welcome announcement from Denmark that it has completed destruction of its stockpiled cluster munitions well ahead of the mandated treaty deadline, as well as disturbing reports of recent use of landmines in Crimea and cluster bombs in South Sudan. Also included is ICBL's challenge to states to finish the job as the Mine Ban Treaty turns 15, a spotlight on mine ban advocacy and action in Turkey, and lots more.

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Ban urges restraint as tensions mount in eastern Ukraine; Security Council to meet

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UN News Service

13 April 2014 – With tensions flaring in eastern Ukraine, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to all sides to work towards calming the situation, which has the “growing potential” to spark violent clashes, while the United Nations Security Council is set to hold an open meeting on the situation later this evening.

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Remarks by the Ukrainian delegation on compliance with the provisions of the Ottawa Treaty

Mr. Chairman,

The delegation of Ukraine is strongly concerned about the use of anti-personnel mines by the Russian Armed Forces in several parts of the Ukrainian territory, occupied by the Russian Federation, which could result in suffering and casualties caused to the civil population.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #6 - 5 April 2014

Highlights

  • The situation in South Ukraine and Crimea remains tense but quiet. Information about the military situation on the Eastern border of Ukraine is unclear with contradictory information.

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CrisisWatch N°128 - 01 April 2014

As the Central African Republic becomes increasingly fractured along communal and regional lines, the re-emergence of the rebel Front populaire pour le redressement (FPR) in the north further worsened insecurity. Muslims continue to be targeted daily. African Union peacekeepers fell victim to two attacks by anti-balaka militias, with at least one killed. Chadian peacekeepers were accused of firing on civilians in a predominantly Christian neighbourhood of Bangui, reportedly killing at least 24.

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Ban warns against escalation of crisis in Ukraine, saying ‘small sparks’ could ‘ignite larger flames’

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UN News Service

28 March 2014 – Reiterating his strong call for a diplomatic solution to the crisis over Ukraine, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this evening warned the concerned parties – and the wider international community – that “at this time of heightened tensions, even small sparks can ignite larger flames of unintended consequences.”

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GIEWS Country Brief: Ukraine 26-March-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

•Early prospects for 2014 winter cereal crops are favourable

•Record high 2013 cereal production and 2013/14 cereal exports

•Domestic cereal prices increasing despite ample production reflecting the national currency depreciation

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Backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity, UN Assembly declares Crimea referendum invalid

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UN News Service

27 March 2014 – In a vote that reaffirmed Ukraine’s unity and territorial integrity, the United Nations General Assembly today adopted a measure underscoring that the mid-March referendum in Crimea that led to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia “has no validity” and that the parties should “pursue immediately a peaceful resolution of the situation.”

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ADRA International responds to crises in Ukraine and Zimbabwe

By: Erykah St. Louis

By Natalia Lopez-Thismon

As violence in Ukraine escalates and the dangers of Zimbabwean floods remain, ADRA International has prepared emergency response plans at both locations.

Conflict in Ukraine

After peaceful protests turned violent in Kiev, Ukraine, more than 1,000 people have been injured and more than 100 are dead.

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All sides will benefit from the decision to deploy an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, Swiss OSCE Chair says

BERN, 21 March 2014 – The decision of the Permanent Council of the OSCE today to deploy a Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine was welcomed by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #4 - 21 March 2014

Highlights

  • The impact of rapid geopolitical changes and military operations in the Crimea have caused displacements of people and increased the risk of further displacements from Crimea.

  • 2,000 IDPs of mainly Tartar ethnicity (80%) from Crimea have arrived and sought refuge mainly in western parts of Ukraine.

  • UNICEF has ordered first batch of hygiene kits (1,000 sets) in Ukraine while awaiting a review of custom regulations by the Government to facilitate importation of humanitarian supplies.

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Les prévisions relatives aux prix alimentaires mondiaux assombries par la situation en Ukraine

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IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 23 mars 2014 (IRIN) - L'Ukraine est le troisième exportateur de maïs du monde et approvisionne principalement l'Afrique du Nord, le Moyen-Orient et la Chine. Selon les experts, la crise politique qui secoue le pays pourrait affecter les cours mondiaux de cette céréale et les réserves planétaires de la saison 2014-2015.

IRIN:

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Diplomatic solution only way to resolve Russia-Ukraine crisis, Ban stresses in Kyiv

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UN News Service

22 March 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday reiterated his message that only a diplomatic solution, based on the ideals of the United Nations Charter, would solve the current crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

In a meeting in Kyiv with Ukraine's Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Mr. Ban added that a direct dialogue between the two neighbours is critical to reducing the ongoing tensions.

The UN chief was in Russia on Thursday and arrived in Ukraine on Friday as part of his efforts to help de-escalate tensions between Moscow and Kyiv.

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In Russia, Ban calls for ‘honest and constructive dialogue between Kyiv and Moscow’

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UN News Service

20 March 2014 – Leading diplomatic efforts to encourage all parties involved in the Ukraine crisis to find a peaceful solution, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today with Russian President Vladimir Putin and emphasized the need for de-escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and restoring the “brotherly relationship” between the two countries.

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Ukraine clouds global food price forecasts

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IRIN

By Jaspreet Kindra

JOHANNESBURG, 20 March 2014 (IRIN) - The political crisis in Ukraine, the world’s third biggest exporter of maize, could affect global prices of the grain and global reserves in the 2014- 2015 season, say experts. The US Grain Council said in a recent statement that shipments from the Ukraine, which exports to North Africa, the Middle East and China, are “becoming increasingly difficult”.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Ukraine Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015 Revision n°2

  1. Who are we?

The programmes and services provided by the Ukrainian Red Cross Society are focused on the needs of vulnerable people.

These activities are responsive, sustainable and of acceptable standards in terms of performance, accountability and integrity.

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Ban heads to Russia and Ukraine amid rising tensions; Security Council briefed on latest events

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UN News Service

19 March 2014 – With Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon headed to Russia and Ukraine as part of his diplomatic efforts to de-escalate current tensions, the Security Council heard senior United Nations officials in New York urge adherence to fundamental principles of the UN Charter, including respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, and ensuring respect for the human rights of all.