UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s use of anti-terror laws against peaceful activists

2 January 2018 – United Nations human rights experts deplored Saudi Arabia’s continued use of counter-terrorism and security-related laws against human rights defenders and urged the release of all those detained for peacefully exercising their rights.

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DR Congo: UN chief calls for restraint amid reports security forces violently dispersed Kinshasa protests

1 January 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to exercise restraint amid reports of a violent crackdown by national security forces on demonstrations in the capital, Kinshasa, and a number of other c

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UN chief issues ‘red alert,’ urges world to come together in 2018 to tackle pressing challenges

Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all. &#8220As we begin 2018, I call for unity. […] We can settle conflicts, overcome hatred and defend shared values.

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After 1,000 days of conflict, Yemen sliding ‘from crisis into deepening catastrophe,’ UN agencies warn

30 December 2017 – As the conflict in Yemen passes the grim 1,000-day milestone, the United Nations is warning that if humanitarian workers cannot gain greater access and the violence does not subside, the cost in lives will be incalculable.

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