Urgent appeal for civilian protection in Syria: UN chief
An urgent appeal has been made by the UN Secretary-General for combatants in Syria’s six-year civil war to do “everything in their power to protect civilians.”
LGBTI workers get a boost from UN’s Michael Møller
The 82 girls from Chibok, Nigeria, recently released by the Boko Haram terrorist group, have an “uphill road to climb” reintegrating into society, a UN expert has warned.
Survivors of rape or sexual slavery should never again face “the prison of stigma” described by some of them as a “living death”, the acting UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, has said.
Release of 82 more kidnapped Chibok girls welcomed by UN
Conflict-related sexual violence victims need national recognition: UN report
Victims of conflict and terrorism-related sexual violence need greater national recognition in order to help relieve the stigma that they suffer.
A 19-year-old refugee and activist, dubbed the “Malala of Syria”, has been hearing for herself how Boko Haram terrorists in Chad have disrupted education for a whole generation of young students.
A surge in the number of child suicide bombers in the Lake Chad region may signify a change in tactics by guerrilla insurgents Boko Haram, the UN said on Wednesday.
UN Mission in Iraq condemns suicide bombings in Tikrit
The UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in Tikrit, a city north of the capital Baghdad.