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Sudan: top UN official demands cessation of violence and rape against civilians by security forces

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Following recent reports of attacks and rape by security forces and paramilitaries against the pro-democracy protesters in Sudan who have been holding a sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, … 411 more words

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UN cooperation with League of Arab States ‘pivotal’, UN chief tells Security Council

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Global problems require global solutions that rely on “essential” partnerships, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, stating that “our cooperation with the League of Arab States is pivotal”. 530 more words

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Sexual abuse of elderly likely to ‘grow dramatically’, UN expert says

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As the world prepares to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, the UN independent human rights expert mandated with defending the rights of older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, has stressed that they are often victims of sexual abuse and rape, although it remains rarely detected, reported or exposed. 322 more words

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Second Ebola death confirmed in Uganda as UN health agency mulls global emergency call

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Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim. 675 more words

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