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  1. Destruction of Ukraine's Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Jan 27 (IPS) - While recent reports highlight the growing list of human rights abuses and war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, new research has laid bare the massive scale of arguably Russia’s most systematic and deadly campaign of rights violations in the country – the targeting and almost complete destruction of healthcare facilities.

  2. Guterres strongly condemns attack at Jerusalem synagogue which left at least seven Israelis dead

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General on Friday strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack by a Palestinian man outside a synagogue in a Jerusalem neighbourhood which has left at least seven Israelis dead, and three others injured.

  3. Mali: ‘Critical year’ begins in country’s return to constitutional order

    - UN News

    Stabilizing Mali is crucial, not only for the country but for the entire region, UN Special Representative El-Ghassim Wane told the Security Council on Friday. 

  4. UN envoy ‘deeply alarmed’ over deaths of nine Palestinians in West Bank raid

    - UN News

    The top UN official for the Middle East peace process, said on Thursday he was “deeply alarmed and saddened” at the continuing cycle of violence in the occupied West Bank, after nine Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military raid.

  5. Peacebuilding must be rooted in ‘bedrock of inclusive, sustainable development’

    - UN News

    While describing maintaining peace as core to the UN – it's very reason for being - Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed warned the Security Council on Thursday that it was a mission now “under grave threat.”

  6. United Nations Security Council, International Security & Human Security

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 25 (IPS) - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the principal organ within the United Nations System that is mandated under the tenets of the UN Charter for maintaining international peace and security. The focus here is to prevent and resolve international conflicts and disputes – i.e., using diplomatic means and leverage, as well as international treaties and laws that protect human rights and govern the rules of war.

  7. UN deputy chief reminds Taliban: Islam does not ban women from education

    - UN News

    The UN must present “a united front” in the fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said after returning from a two-week country visit spanning several continents. 

  8. Sudan: Progress in Darfur militia leader trial, but Government cooperation wanes

    - UN News

    “Swift progress” has been made at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the trial against a former Janjaweed leader in Sudan’s Darfur region, but cooperation with the Government has deteriorated, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. 

  9. Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection

    - UN News

    Some 21.6 million people in Yemen – that’s two-thirds of the population – are going to need some kind of humanitarian assistance and protection services during the course of 2023, according to the UN’s Humanitarian Response plan published on Wednesday.

  10. Security Council: 12 years of war, leaves 70 per cent of Syrians needing aid

    - UN News

    Almost twelve years into Syria’s devastating civil war, the country remains tattered and deeply divided, facing massive economic hardships, limited political progress and the world’s largest displacement crisis, with 70 per cent of the population now in need of humanitarian aid, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Wednesday.

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