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‘High time for peace’, UN chief says, as Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine enters third year2024-02-23
The UN Secretary-General addressed the Security Council on Friday, underscoring the fundamental need to honour the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as the full-scale invasion by Russia of the country marks its second anniversary.
General Assembly President calls for solidarity with Ukraine as ‘needless war’ reaches two-year mark2024-02-23
UN General Assembly President Dennis Francis urged countries to stand with the people of Ukraine “in their quest for justice and peace” during a meeting on Friday to mark two years of Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country.
Ukraine: Bucha and Irpin rise from the ashes of Russian military occupation2024-02-23
When the Russian occupation of Bucha in the early days of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine ended in March 2022, widespread destruction was revealed, and a UN commission concluded that war crimes had been committed against the civilian population. Two years on, life is returning to the town on Kyiv’s outskirts and nearby Irpin, which have been restored with UN support.
Ukraine: Report reveals war’s long-term impact which will be felt ‘for generations’2024-02-22
Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, entering its third year, has exacted a “horrific human cost”, inflicting immense suffering on millions of civilians that will be felt “for generations”, UN human rights chief Volker Türk said on Thursday.
UK urged to end ‘national threat’ of violence against women and girls2024-02-21
The United Kingdom must take action to end all forms of violence against women and girls, having labelled it a “national threat”, a UN independent human rights expert on the issue said on Wednesday.
UK bill to send asylum seekers to Rwanda ‘undercuts human rights’: UN rights chief2024-02-19
The United Kingdom’s legislative moves to facilitate the prompt removal of asylum seekers to Rwanda run contrary to the basic principles of the rule of law and risk delivering a “serious blow” to human rights, the UN rights chief warned on Monday.
After Navalny death, independent expert on rights in Russia asks ‘who is next?’2024-02-16
Reports from Russian authorities on Friday that imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny has died are absolutely shocking, said Mariana Katzarova, the first ever UN Human Rights Council-appointed independent expert on Russia, prompting her to ask a simple question: “Who is next?”
Russia: UN human rights office ‘appalled’ at death of Navalny in prison2024-02-16
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Friday said it was “appalled” over the death announced by Russian authorities of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in prison, calling for an impartial and transparent independent investigation.
Ukraine recovery and reconstruction: $486 billion over the next decade2024-02-15
Reconstruction and recovery in war-torn Ukraine is projected to cost $486 billion over the next decade, up from $411 billion estimated a year ago, a UN-backed study published on Thursday has revealed.
Address root causes of Ukraine war, UN official urges, as anniversary of Russian invasion approaches2024-02-12
As the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine approaches, a senior UN official on Monday voiced deep concern over the escalatory trajectory of the war with intensifying attacks on civilians.