UN regrets reported loss of life amid Iranian protests

The United Nations regrets the reported loss of life resulting from the protests in Iran, and hopes that further violence will be avoided, a spokesperson for the world body said on Tuesday. According to media reports, several days of demonstrations have left at least 20 people dead.

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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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