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27 Jul 2009 description
report UN News Service

The systematic use of sexual violence as a weapon, mainly against women, is rife in armed conflicts in Africa, Asia and Europe, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today in his latest report on the scourge, calling for States to strengthen prevention and protection measures against the crime.

"In a number of contemporary conflicts, sexual violence has taken on particularly brutal dimensions, sometimes as means of pursuing military, political, social and economic objectives," Mr.

27 Jul 2009 description
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Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, juge alarmant le recours à la violence sexuelle à l'encontre des civils pendant les conflits armés et par la suite, dans un rapport publié lundi.

« La violence sexuelle est profondément déshumanisante, provoque des traumatismes mentaux et physiques intenses et s'accompagne souvent de la peur, de la honte et de la stigmatisation. C'est une méthode de torture bien établie.

15 Apr 2009 description
report United Nations

Following is the full text of remarks by Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro to the High-Level Meeting on the United Nations and the European Union: Building an Effective Multilateralism, 14 April, in Barcelona, Spain:

It is wonderful and an honour to be with you tonight and join together with Commissioner [Benita Ferrero-] Waldner and others. In today's turbulent world, multilateralism is more important than ever.

27 Jul 2001 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesman Ron Redmond - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

09 Jul 2001 description

Democratic Republic of Congo