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As voters across Afghanistan cast their ballots in the presidential and provincial council elections, the top UN official there congratulated them for participating in a “historic moment”.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has cited deeper global cooperation as “indispensable” to strengthening nuclear security.
Sri Lankan government 'dirty tactics' to silence and smear dissidents are a brazen attempt to deflect criticism, say human rights advocates.
Iran executed 331 people for drug-related charges in 2013, a new report published by the non-profit organisation Iran Human Rights reveals.
UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson met today (6 March) with Ukrainian community leaders in Kiev, and will brief the Security Council on the situation later today.
The UN has announced that Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is heading to Ukraine to get an understanding of the situation on the ground in the ongoing crisis.
The UN Secretary-General has called for direct dialogue between all concerned amid the growing tensions in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Calls have been renewed for an international investigation into human rights violations and war crimes in Sri Lanka
The UN Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to improve its human rights record
Church leaders have urged David Cameron to rethink government policy on Britain accepting Syrian refugees.