Algeria

News in Brief 22 May 2019

  • Fighting hate crimes in the courts: UN justice experts meet at Vienna conference
  • UK Government austerity measures have led to ‘record levels of hunger and homelessness’ : independent UN expert
  • Algeria and Argentina officially recognized as malaria-free
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UN chief commends Algerians for ‘mature and calm’ demonstrations for change, leading up to presidential resignation

In the wake of the resignation in Algeria of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday saluted “the mature and calm nature” of protests involving hundreds of thousands of citizens who took to the streets peacefully in recent weeks, to express “their desire for change.” 

Mass deportation from Algeria of migrants highlighted by UN human rights panel

Algeria’s reluctance to address its violent past has meant that it has “stepped back” on basic human rights, the UN Human Rights Committee said on Thursday, in Geneva.   José Manuel Santos Pais, member of the Human Rights Committee, spoke to UN News on the committee's report on Algeria.

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News in Brief 22 May 2018

  • Ebola toll rises to 27 in Democratic Republic of the Congo: WHO
  • Sharp rise in forced displacement to Central America’s northern States: UNHCR
  • Alarm at ‘mass expulsion’ of migrants in Algeria: OHCHR
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UN calls on Algeria to stop expelling thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants

The United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) has called on the Algerian Government to stop collectively expelling thousands of migrants, particularly from sub-Saharan Africa, saying it violates international human rights law.

Algeria tells Assembly reformed UN necessary for dealing with world’s many crises

Faced with the same backdrop year after year of unresolved old conflicts and new deadly outbreaks, climate change, impoverishment and under-development, the world has no alternative but to place its hopes in the United Nations, Algeria told the General Assembly today.

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WFP welcomes US$1 million contribution to support Western Sahara refugees

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Plight of thousands of Sahrawi refugees leaves UN chief “deeply concerned”

The plight of tens of thousands of refugees from Western Sahara who stand to have their food rations cut, is a source of deep concern, the UN said on Friday.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, women in Algeria and banking in Tanzania

UN to investigate deadly incident at civilian site in South Sudan

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Ban highlights Algeria's 'great progress' while raising alarm on situation in Libya

Visiting Algeria for the second time as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today said great progress has been made in the country since terrorist attacks in 2007 devastated UN Headquarters in Algiers, while underlining “alarming” developments in Libya that could amount to war crimes.