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The United Nations human rights chief has called on the international community to end the Syrian conflict, saying it is “an intolerable affront to the human conscience.”
An independent United Nations panel says that it has “no conclusive findings” regarding the use of chemical weapons by any of the parties to the conflict in the country.
UK agencies are calling on the UK government to raise the issue of conflict-related sexual violence at a United Nations review in Geneva today (23 April)
The United Nations Forum on Forests has agreed measures to improve the sustainable management of forests snd a voluntary global fund for their support.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply concerned and troubled” by rising tension on the Korean Peninsula and has called on all parties to help calm the situation.
Campaigners for the civil society coalition Control Arms say radical changes are still needed in the latest draft of the Arms Trade Treaty under negotiation at the UN.
The United Nations has demanded an immediate halt to expansion of a gas project in the Peruvian Amazon, over concerns of the risk to lives of uncontacted Indians.
A new UN resolution does a good job of highlighting past and ongoing human rights violations in Sri Lanka, but not yet to establish a justice procedure.
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Burma (Myanmar) says that the process of reform needs to go far deeper.
Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.