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Security Council takes up Nicaragua crisis, with some reservations

Political turmoil in Nicaragua could pose a threat to the security of countries across Central America, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday.

News In Brief 04 September 2018

  • Clashes see Tripoli residents shelled in their own homes: UN agencies
  • UNRWA needs $200 million to continue operations in 2018
  • Caution urged in Nicaragua after UN rights team is expelled
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UN rights office calls for action to end ‘repression and retaliation’ in crisis-torn Nicaragua

The United Nations on Wednesday called for urgent action to address the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, where “repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue … as the world looks away.”

Nicaragua must end 'witch-hunt' against dissenting voices – UN human rights experts

Following weeks of civil unrest in Nicaragua, a group of 11 UN independent human rights experts urged the Government on Thursday to stop the violent repression of protestors, which has left at least 317 people dead and 1,830 injured, stressing that "no one should be detained for the exercise of their human rights”.

News in Brief 17 July 2018

  • Nicaraguan State must end demonstrator killings: UN human rights office
  • UN refugee agency appeals over Australia refugee family separation
  • Spain overtakes Italy as number one route for migrants
  • DR Congo Ebola outbreak set to be declared over
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Nicaragua must end demonstrator killings and seek a political solution in wake of ‘absolutely shocking’ death toll: UN chief

The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the Nicaraguan Government to end violence against demonstrators which has cost an estimated 280 lives, and begin a national “political dialogue” to end the crisis which has gripped the country for nearly three months.

UN chief condemns violence against civilian protesters in Nicaragua

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday deplored and condemned the ongoing violence against civilians, including against students, in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua: Guterres deplores loss of life, attacks against Catholic Church

Deeply concerned about the continuing and intensifying violence in Nicaragua, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday deplored the loss of life in the protests and the attack against Catholic Church mediators in the National Dialogue.

Act now to end violence, Zeid urges Nicaraguan authorities

The Nicaraguan authorities should “take real steps” to prevent further loss of life in the country amid ongoing protests and violent repression by pro-Government “armed elements”, the UN’s top human rights official said on Thursday.

UN chief welcomes regional declaration supporting the people of Nicaragua

Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the 5 June declaration of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) “in support of the people of Nicaragua.”