Notes from Monday’s U.N. daily briefing.
A quarter million migrants face worsening conditions in Libya and the rise of the Islamic State or a dangerous ocean crossing in hopes of reaching Europe.
United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency told donor countries Tuesday that it will need an extra $10.5 million per year in contributions to carry out the agreement.
“Information about hazardous substances must be available and accessible in order to protect and respect the rights to life,” Baskut Tuncak said Wednesday.
The first ever World Humanitarian Summit will take place from May 23-24 in 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey where participants will discuss “sustainable development” and a “global commitment to end poverty.”
President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar failed to meet a Monday deadline to reach a deal ending the country’s civil war.
Last month, the Washington Post appealed to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions, arguing that Rezaian’s July 2014 arrest was illegal.
U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power accused the Syrian government of intensifying attacks on civilians since the first week of July.
The UN urges victims to speak out after new revelations of rapes by peacekeepers, and Kiribati’s president calls for a global moratorium on new coal mines.
U.N. and OPCW investigators will soon be tasked with identifying those responsible for incidents dating back to 2013, instead of simply determining they occurred.