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01 Jun 2011 description

Human Rights Council

Seventeenth session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development


30 May 2011 description

Geneva, 30 May 2011

Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

11 May 2011 description
report UN Security Council

Security Council
6531st Meeting (AM & PM)

Top Humanitarian, Human Rights, Peacekeeping Officials Brief Members amid Concerns over Escalating Violence, Indiscriminate Use of Force

The unprecedented crises in the Middle East and parts of North and sub-Saharan Africa over the last six months drove home the need for the Security Council to implement its five resolutions intended to protect civilians trapped in the crossfire of armed conflict, the top United Nations humanitarian official said today.

02 May 2011 description

The situation deteriorated in Sudan (Northern) as both North and South appear to be militarising Abyei ahead of the South Kordofan elections scheduled for May. Tensions triggered militia attacks in el-Faid town leaving at least seventeen dead and over 250 houses burned. President Bashir’s removal of Salah Gosh from the national security committee signalled growing divisions within the ruling party.