Tag Archives: UN Security Council

Famine ‘largest humanitarian crisis in history of UN’

11 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

UN humanitarian chief says 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria face starvation and famine.

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945 with more than 20 million people in four countries at risk of starvation and famine, the UN humanitarian chief has said.
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US statement on report of the Eritrea Inquiry Commission

13 Jun

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
US State Dept, June 10, 2016
 

The United States takes note of the recently issued report by the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Eritrea, in particular its conclusion that there are reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea. We have repeatedly expressed grave concern about the human rights situation in Eritrea, and that concern has been reinforced by the COI’s findings.

We strongly encourage the Government of Eritrea to engage fully with the international community and UN bodies to address the human rights situation. The Government’s willingness to work on several Universal Periodic Review recommendations is a step in the right direction. We also urge Eritrea to implement its constitution, hold national elections, honor its commitment to limit the duration of national service to 18 months, develop an independent and transparent judiciary, and release persons arbitrarily detained including political prisoners, journalists, and members of religious groups.

We continue to support international efforts to improve the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Eritrea and will work to promote these efforts within the context of the upcoming Human Rights Council session.
 

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S.Sudan wants any future peace talks moved to Kenya, reports Daily Nation

12 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

South Sudan is resurrecting its demand for any future peace talks to be transferred to Kenya from Ethiopia after mediators failed to convince warring parties to reach a deal last week.
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Three trends destabilising the world in 2015 – Kofi Annan

31 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

As 2015 begins, the values enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are under threat.
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UK-Somali links raise concern as UN alleges corruption and arms deals

19 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Clár Ní Chonghaile

    Questions raised about Britain’s relationship with Somalia as UN alleges misappropriation of funds and exploitation of loopholes in an arms embargo

With humanitarian agencies warning of another hunger crisis in Somalia, questions are being raised about Britain’s relationship with the country’s president in the wake of a report by UN investigators alleging corruption and links with Islamic militants.
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UN Security Council declares Ebola “threat to international peace & security”, as death creates havoc

19 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

In its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis*, the United Nations Security Council on September 18, 2014 unanimously adopted Resolution 2177 (2014), declaring Ebola “a threat to international peace and security.”
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Unable to curb his hunger for power, Kiir is proving danger to South Sudan and everyone else

30 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

March 29, 2014 (JUBA) – Diplomats from different western nations have reiterated their support for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), condemning its government and opposition forces for threatening UN personnel in the country.
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Egypt may take Nile dam dispute with Ethiopia to Security Council

21 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By Walaa Hussien*, al-Monitor

After all attempts to solve the Egyptian-Ethiopian crisis over the Renaissance Dam at the negotiating table ended in failure after a third round of negotiations on Jan. 4, with Egypt withdrawing from the discussions and conferences being held in Khartoum, there is now talk at the governmental level about internationalizing the issue. At the same time, Egypt is witnessing rising popular demands to resort to the UN Security Council to establish Egypt’s right to veto the establishment of the Renaissance Dam, given the potential danger it represents to Egyptian water security.
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