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Expert fears political deadlock affecting human rights in Cambodia

An independent expert on the human rights situation in Cambodia is concerned that a political impasse stemming from last year’s elections is having a detrimental impact on peace and prosperity.

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UN human rights office says executions have soared in Syria

The UN human rights human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has warned armed opposition groups in Syria that executions and unlawful killings may amount to war crimes.

The warning comes as reports emerge that there have been a succession of mass executions in northern Syria.

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Threat of genocide looms in Central African Republic: UN official

There is a real risk of genocide in the Central African Republic if urgent action is not taken now to stabilize the situation.

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Syria pledging conference “resounding success”

A UN-led pledging conference held in Kuwait to raise funds for the humanitarian crisis caused by the civil war in Syria has been called a “resounding success.”

More than $2.4 billion was raised for the largest humanitarian appeal ever made by the United Nations.

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Pledging conference for Syria aims to raise $6.5 billion

The United Nations is making its largest ever appeal for funds to help more than 11 million people who have been affected by the three-year conflict in Syria.

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Pledging conference concludes in Kuwait

A total of $2.4 billion has been pledged at a conference in Kuwait to support humanitarian work for Syria.

Representatives of the United Nations, its partner agencies and donor countries gathered in the Gulf country for a pledging conference for Syria.

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Early warning and mass atrocities: lessons from the Rwanda genocide

As the world prepares to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, countries are being urged to take action to prevent such crimes from occurring.

The call comes from Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.

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UN launches campaign against counterfeit products

Counterfeit products pose a serious threat to the wellbeing of people in developing countries according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Not only can they be dangerous, they also may be supporting organized crime networks.

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UN chief thanks Iraq’s Kurdistan for hosting Syrian refugees

On the second day of his visit to Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General thanked the Iraqi authorities for hosting thousands of Syrian refugees.

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“Largest ever appeal” launched by UN for Syria humanitarian crisis

The largest ever appeal for funds for a humanitarian crisis is being launched by the United Nations ahead of a pledging conference for Syria, which gets underway on Wednesday.

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