Attack on Temple in Deep South a War Crime
(New York) – Separatist insurgents in Thailand’s southern border provinces killed two Buddhist monks in an unlawful assault on a temple, Human Rights Watch said today. The deliberate attack on civilians and a place of worship is a war crime.
À la suite de consultations entre le Président de l'Union africaine (UA) et Président de la République du Rwanda, S.E.
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, 17 JANUARY 2019: Following consultations between the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and President of the Republic of Rwanda, H.E.
A KEY ELEMENT OF DURABLE SOLUTIONS FOR VENEZUELANS
Somos Panas Colombia se lanzó el 20 de diciembre de 2017 y tiene como eje de acción una estrategia de contenidos para reducir las manifestaciones de xenofobia y promover la solidaridad de los colombianos hacía los venezolanos en Colombia. El planteamiento estratégico de la campaña es evidenciar que los venezolanos son PERSONAS que TUVIERON que salir de su país y AGRADECEN la acogida en Colombia.
The campaign's strategic approach is to show that Venezuelans are PEOPLE who HAD to leave their country and, who are THANKFUL for being accepted in Colombia.
Blog Post by Asch Harwood
This blog post has been updated with data for the entire calendar year 2018.
Has sectarian violence in the Middle Belt increased significantly in 2018? If so, has it eclipsed the Boko Haram conflict? On December 20, 2018, we published year-to-date data. Below we publish data for the entire year of 2018.
Read more on The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President José Singer Weisinger (Dominican Republic):
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack at the General Santander National Police Academy in Bogotá on 17 January 2019, which left several fatalities and dozens injured.
The Zimbabwean government’s decision to hike fuel prices has sparked fierce opposition. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Senior Consultant Piers Pigou explains how economic hardship is driving ordinary citizens to unprecedented acts of resistance.
Piers Pigou Senior Consultant, Southern Africa
What triggered this explosion of unrest?
This page may contain links to third-party Web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the United Nations and the United Nations is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The United Nations provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply endorsement of the linked site by the United Nations. This newsletter is a project of the Division for Palestinian Rights, and is intended to provide information on NGO activities relevant to the question of Palestine .
Friday 18 January 2019
By: Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Country Director in Yemen
Yemeni children are living in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. I see their suffering every day while working on the ground in Yemen. The only way to end this suffering is to end the conflict. It is therefore a shame if national parliaments keep giving the green light to continued sales of military equipment to the Saudi-led coalition.
Documents Reveal Concentrated Targeting of Migrant Families
Michael Garcia Bochenek
Senior Counsel, Children’s Rights Division
8448TH MEETING* (AM)
Permanent Representative Calls for End to Arms Embargo, Foreign Interference
Without the international community’s support in Libya, spoilers will sabotage the political process and unravel the fragile and easily reversible progress made amid an already grim backdrop of sporadic violence and rising humanitarian needs, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the country warned today in a briefing to the Security Council.
BUJUMBURA, Burundi – “During my youth, I had to abort four times,” said Cecile Nshimirimana*, a student in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura. The procedures were illegal – in Burundi, abortion is permitted only to save a woman’s life.
“I was afraid for my life when [on one occasion] it was dark and the doctor had only two candles to light [the room],” she recalled.
She had not learned how to protect herself from an unintended pregnancy – something that is considered taboo in her conservative community.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the car bombing at a police academy in Bogotá. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes speedy recovery to the injured.
The Colombian authorities have indicated that they have proof that this terrorist act was conducted by the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN). The perpetrators must be brought to justice.
by Youssef Mahmoud
An art project helps female asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras become more aware of their rights and discover a new family in Mexico.
By Marta Martinez in Tapachula, Mexico
A new mural decorates the streets of Tapachula, the busiest town on the Mexican side of the border with Guatemala. In vivid earthy tones, it depicts a woman holding a baby in her arms, sprinkled with the names of the two dozen women from north Central America who painted it and profound words capturing their aspirations: love, trust, freedom, safety.
By Vanessa Glavinskas
Eladio Montalvo faced a stark choice: risk drowning in his one-story home or climb through a window into the house next door. It was under construction but had a second floor where he could escape the rising floodwaters. He boosted his dog through and scrambled in after him. The two huddled inside an upstairs bathroom for 22 hours while Hurricane Maria raged over Puerto Rico. With 155 mph winds and torrential rains, Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit the island in more than 80 years.