Constitutional reform planned for Venezuela alarms UN human rights experts

Three independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced concern about planned constitutional reforms in Venezuela, saying the proposed changes could curb civil liberties and breach the South American country’s international treaty commitments.

UN refugee agency steps up activities along Colombian-Venezuelan border

To meet the needs of a growing number of Colombian refugees arriving in Venezuela after fleeing violence and threats, United Nations refugee agency is stepping up its intervention along the border.

Secretary-General mourns death of Barbadian diplomat Oliver Jackman

Mourning the death of Oliver Jackman, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the veteran diplomat and jurist who was appointed in 1999 as the Special Representative to the Secretary-General on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy.