Tag Archives: Conflict

Access to Quality Health Care, Education Vital for Improving Children’s Well-Being, Speakers Stress as Third Committee Concludes Debate

Governments around the world were focused on improving access to quality education and health care for children and adolescents to ensure they reached their full potential, speakers told the Third …

States Must Ensure Protection of World’s Most Vulnerable Children, Mandate Holders Tell Third Committee, as Failure ‘Could Not Be Condoned’

States had an obligation to ensure that vulnerable children received the rights they were due, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it continued its deliberations on …

Rising Tensions amid Crisis in Jerusalem Threaten Israel, Palestine with ‘Vortex of Violence’, Religious Conflict, Special Coordinator Warns Security Council

Both Sides Accused of Incitement to Violence Fuelled by Different Motivations

Swift, decisive action was required to revive negotiations and end the crisis in Jerusalem and beyond before rising tensions …

Governments Must Uphold Commitments, Prevent Reversal of Hard-Won Gains, Speakers Tell Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Fearing a rollback of achievements in implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, speakers appealed to Governments to uphold commitments protecting the rights of all indigenous …

Beware the Armyworm

The warning from FAO follows a three day meeting in Harare. “Zimbabwe is likely to be the country hardest hit by an outbreak of armyworms that is destroying crops

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**Violence against Women

Earlier today, the Secretary-General spoke at an event to …

Despite Other Middle East Crises, Intensifying Israeli-Palestinians Conflict Must Not Be Ignored, Delegates Tell Security Council during Day-long Debate

Speakers Urge End to Israel’s Settlement Activity, Intra-Palestinian Discord, Urging Renewal of Talks on Two-State Solution

Citing outbreaks of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, Israeli settlement activity, Palestinian political turmoil …

Secretary-General Warns Security Council about Extremists’ Eagerness to Fill Vacuum Created by Failure of Israeli, Palestinian Leaders in Advancing Peace

Speakers Say Quartet Report Tries to ‘Draw Equivalencies’ between Suffering on Each Side of Key Middle East Conflict

The failure of Israeli and Palestinian leaders to advance peace had created …