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Security Council Toughens Sanctions Against Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2371 (2017)

The Security Council today further strengthened its sanctions regime against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, condemning in the strongest terms that country’s ballistic missile launches and reaffirming its decision that Pyongyang ...Read More

DRC: VICTIMS’ HARROWING ACCOUNTS INDICATE GOVERNMENT COMPLICITY IN ETHNIC-BASED MASSACRES IN KASAI – UN REPORT

4 August 2017 (Issued as received) – GENEVA (4 August 2017) – Violence in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be taking on an increasing and disturbing ethnic dimension, a report by the UN Human Rights Off...Read More

SENIOR UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL VISITS LIBERIA

31 July 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) – UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour will visit Liberia from 1 to 3 August, seeking to mobilise support for the establishment of a UN Human Rights Office in the country fo...Read More

Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea Must Comply Fully With Obligations, Secretary-General Stresses, Condemning Latest Ballistic Missile Launch

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR URGES SEOUL AND PYONGYANG TO DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS

27 July 2017 GENEVA / SEOUL (Issued as received) – Human rights should feature high on the talks agenda in South Korea’s proposed initiative to resume military and humanitarian dialogue with the North, a United Nations rights expert has sai...Read More

Security Council Issues Presidential Statement Stressing Need To Implement 31 December 2016 Peace Accord In Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Security Council stressed today the urgent need for swift implementation of the 31 December 2016 political agreement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, so that the Government could organize peaceful, credible, inclusive and timely...Read More

DRC: ZEID APPOINTS TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS ON THE KASAIS

26 July 2017 GENEVA (Issued as received) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday announced the appointment of Bacre Ndiaye (Senegal), Luc Côté (Canada) and Fatimata M’Baye (Mauritania) as international exp...Read More

REGULAR PRESS BRIEFING BY THE INFORMATION SERVICE

25 July 2017 Michele Zaccheo, Chief of the Radio and Television Section, United Nations Information Service, chaired the briefing attended by the spokespersons for the United Nations Children’s Fund, International Organization for Migration...Read More

The Cultural Defense of Nations

Never in human history has so much attention been paid to human movement. Global migration yields demographic shifts of historical significance, profoundly shaking up world politics as has been seen in the refugee crisis, the Brexit referen...Read More

Security Council Encourages Enhanced Support To Implement Liberia Peacebuilding Plan, Ensure Upcoming Presidential, Legislative Elections Are Free, Fair

The Security Council today commended the commitment of the people and Government of Liberia to peace and to developing democratic processes, welcoming the new peacebuilding plan and noting the importance of upcoming presidential and legisla...Read More

TERRORISM: COMMENTARY ON SECURITY DOCUMENTS VOLUME 145

Introduction A. WORSENING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND THE UNITED STATES Commentary by Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr. DOCUMENT NO. 1: Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic...Read More