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Human Rights Advisory Panel criticizes EULEX, UNMIK for human rights violations

Published March 25, 2014 by In Serbia
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FRANKFURT – The Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP) of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) recommended in its annual report for 2013 that UNMIK publicly acknowledges its mistakes to which the families of the missing persons had pointed, and recommended to the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) to conduct an investigation and provide compensation to the families for the anguish they suffered.

Sudan: Gunmen Attack Darfur Civilians, Unamid Says

Published March 24, 2014 by All Africa
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Khartoum — The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said unidentified gunmen attacked a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur and a number of villages in North Darfur states forcing some 3,000 civilians to seek protection at its bases.

Haiti - Security : Reconfiguration of the Minustah, the possible options

Published March 25, 2014 by Haiti Libre
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Monday morning, at its 7147th meeting, the Security Council considered the some possible options that the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon proposes for the reconfiguration, after 2016, of the United Nations Mission UN stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).

Consideration of a more tailored mandate for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah) 10 years since its launch and a lighter United Nations footprint overall were among the central themes discussed in the Security Council today.

African Union-UN mission protects civilians displaced by latest Darfur attacks

Published March 24, 2014 by UN News Centre
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24 March 2014 – The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region is providing protection to thousands of people who sought refuge at its bases in Korma and Khor Abeche following violent attacks by armed assailants in the past several days.

C.African religious leaders ask for UN peacekeepers

Rome — Christian and Muslim leaders from conflict-torn Central African Republic said Monday they have appealed to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to rapidly deploy peacekeepers to stop the country's "descent into hell".

A multi-faith delegation, made up of an archbishop, an imam and the head of the country's Protestant community, made the plea during a 10-day visit to Washington and New York, where they also sought help from the United States to end months of Christian-Muslim violence.

Tuareg leader to Mali government: start talks or risk new revolt

Published March 25, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The leader of a new armed group in Mali's troubled north said the central government in Bamako could face another uprising of his Tuareg people if it resists pressure to launch long-delayed talks on the region's future.

Mali exploded into violence when Tuareg separatist fighters tried to take over the north in early 2012. Islamist militants eventually occupied the region, triggering a French military intervention last year that drove most of the militants out.

Stronger Haiti National Police has U.N. considering its future presence in the country

Published March 24, 2014 by Miami Herald
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UNITED NATIONS -- As an increasingly confident and stronger Haitian police force take control of Haiti’s security, major crimes are seeing a double-digit drop and the United Nations is intensifying discussions about its future in the country.

Election monitors leave Afghanistan after Kabul hotel attack

Published March 23, 2014 by The Guardian
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Two foreign election observer and support missions have pulled staff out of Afghanistan after a Taliban attack on a hotel in Kabul, in a move that could undermine confidence in the outcome of next month's vote.

Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns deadly assault on Kabul hotel

Published March 21, 2014 by UN News Centre
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21 March 2014 – The United Nations has strongly condemned last night’s deadly attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul that has reportedly left nine civilians dead and several more wounded – the latest violence to strike Afghanistan ahead of next month’s elections.

Afghan women and children, as well as several foreign nationals, were among those slain in the attack on the hotel, for which the Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility. /

UN officials urge Security Council to allow for effective post-2015 peacebuilding tools

Published March 19, 2014 by UN News Centre
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19 March 2014 – Inclusivity, institution-building and international/regional support are the three key ingredients to long-lasting post-conflict peace, United Nations officials said this morning as they called on the Security Council to help shape a more effective UN peacebuilding architecture.

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