Novice OZN

FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.01.2019 - 23:12
After fleeing her home in Macina, a small village in central Mali, where she was due to be forced into marriage against her will, 16-year-old Fatouma took shelter with her brother.

Car bomb attack on National Police Academy in Colombia, ‘strongly condemned’ by UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.01.2019 - 22:15
A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has been ‘strongly condemned’ by the United Nations.

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.01.2019 - 20:26
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization  there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two historic churches in Mosul “in a barbaric and arbitrary manner.”

Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.01.2019 - 18:36
The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday.

Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Čet, 17.01.2019 - 00:13
A group of six independent United Nations rights experts called on Iran Wednesday to urgently provide Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi access to appropriate health care, and reiterated calls for their immediate release, as they continue a hunger strike in protest.

Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.01.2019 - 23:20
The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.

Mali: ‘Dire’ humanitarian situation, ‘grave’ security concerns challenge fragile peace

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.01.2019 - 23:08
With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali “remains dire”.

‘Proving our worth through action’: 5 things Guterres wants the UN to focus on in 2019

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.01.2019 - 21:55
Despite countless “headwinds” and “ills”, the United Nations has “made a real difference” in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019, as the planet faces “a world of trouble”. 

Yemen: Security Council backs new mission in support of key port city truce

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.01.2019 - 19:04
The Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday in favour of deploying up to 75 observers to monitor a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah which went into effect late last month; a lifeline for millions of Yemenis on the verge of starvation.

More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.01.2019 - 17:47
Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.01.2019 - 01:32
Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday.

Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djibouti’s streets

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Sre, 16.01.2019 - 00:30
Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the International Organization Migration (IOM) on Tuesday.  

‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of UN coalition of developing countries

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 15.01.2019 - 23:59
Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed on Tuesday “the historic leadership of the state of Palestine” as the new Chair of the Group of 77’s (G77).

UN chief, Security Council, strongly condemn ‘horrible terrorist act’ in Nairobi

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 15.01.2019 - 22:47
Following a deadly terrorist attack in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, on Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, and the President of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, condemned the act and said they stand in solidarity with the Kenyan people.

International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 15.01.2019 - 20:28
Former President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been cleared of crimes against humanity in Côte d’Ivoire by the International Criminal Court (ICC), it announced on Tuesday.

Thousands of Syrians in ‘life and death’ struggle amid harsh conditions in remote desert camp, UN warns

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 15.01.2019 - 19:23
Conditions in a makeshift Syrian camp near the border with Jordan are “increasingly desperate” and “have become a matter of life and death”, United Nations officials warned on Tuesday, after at least eight children died there from extreme cold and a lack of medical care.

First aid in six months reaches families in western Yemen, 'timelines' slip over Hudaydah ceasefire talks

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 15.01.2019 - 16:50
Thousands of families in conflict-affected communities south of the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah in Yemen have received aid for the first time since last July, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

FROM THE FIELD: Liberia boosts efforts to guard against rising seas

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Tor, 15.01.2019 - 00:42
With rising sea levels due to climate change already affecting coastal communities in Liberia, there are fears that densely populated parts of the capital Monrovia could be submerged, unless action is taken.

UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 14.01.2019 - 23:25
The Mayor of the historic port city of Gdansk in Poland, has died in hospital after being stabbed at a televised charity event on Sunday, prompting the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to issue a statement on Monday praising him as “a deeply courageous, moral leader, who showed the way in helping refugees and migrants to integrate”.

Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms

Splošne novice OZN (v angleščini) - Pon, 14.01.2019 - 19:42
With demonstrations expected to take place in various Guatemalan cities on Monday and Tuesday, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urging the Guatemalan Government to guarantee freedom of expression and opinion, and the right to peaceful assembly and association.