|Mexico: UN Concerned Over Impunity in Cases of Enforced Disappearances - A group of UN human rights experts called on Mexico to develop effective measures to combat impunity in cases of enforced disappearances.|
|Obama Promises Full Investigation of Afghanistan Shootings - President Barack Obama today said the United States takes seriously the March 11 murder of Afghan civilians and promised Afghan leaders a full investigation into the incident.
|UN Urges Countries to Stop Reprisals Against Rights Defenders - An independent UN expert has joined regional partners in urging governments to stop reprisals against individuals and groups seeking to cooperate with UN and regional human rights mechanisms.|
|UN Urges Israel to Release Palestinian Woman Prisoner on Hunger Strike - A UN human rights expert urged Israel to release Hana Shalabi, a Palestinian woman prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month.|
|Haiti: Three UN Peacekeepers Repatriated for Sexual Abuse - Three United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have been repatriated following a Pakistani military hearing on the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old Haitian male, a spokesman for the world body said today. |
|UN: Water Must Reach Rural Areas - A United Nations report launched today spotlights the need to address unequal water access in Europe.|
|UN: Five Million Yemenis Need Food Assistance - Almost five million Yemenis are unable to produce or buy the food they need.|
|UN Seeks End To Violence In Syria - The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, Kofi Annan, said he expects to hear back from Syrian authorities today.|
|UN: Outbreak Of Violence In South Sudan - The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan sent patrol units and a medical team to an area on the country`s border with Ethiopia where unidentified raiders reportedly attacked several cattle camps.|
|UN Horrified By Violence In Syria - The UN relief chief urged Syrian authorities to allow unrestricted access to humanitarian organizations to deliver aid to people affected by the ongoing violence|
|Libya: UN Envisages Flexible Mission to Support Transition - It is our intention to build on the conclusions of the report of the Secretary-General on Civilian Capacity to design new and more flexible ways to mobilize civilian expertise in support of the Libyans.|
|Iran Will Be Biggest Loser When Assad Falls, Panetta Says - Iran will be the biggest loser when Syrian President Bashar Assad`s regime falls, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
|UN: Yemen Must Address Humanitarian Concerns - Yemen must continue making progress in its transition process to address a growing humanitarian crisis as well as a precarious security situation, the UN envoy to the country said.|
|Obama Discusses Situations in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan - President Barack Obama took questions from reporters at a press conference on his administration`s policies in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan.
|UN Condemns Use Of Torture In Syria - The UN said images shown by a British news programme of the alleged torture of patients in Syrian hospitals were shocking.|
|Ukraine Sends Helicopters To UN - The United Nations peacekeeping chief expressed gratitude to Ukraine for providing tactical helicopters for the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.|
|Panetta: U.S.-Israel Partnership Will Become Closer - Defense cooperation between the U.S. and Israel is already close, and it will get closer as both countries face the threats of the future, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.
|Panneta: US Will Continue To Assess Syria - The Syrian regime will fall, and the United States will help to speed that day through political and diplomatic efforts, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
|UN Partners With Groupon - The UN has partnered with Groupon Malaysia to raise awareness and support for nutrition activities that benefit mothers and children in Asia. |
|UN Fights Homophobia - Top United Nations officials today urged Member States to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.|