Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

General Assembly Marks Tenth Anniversary of Convention on Enforced Disappearance amid Calls for Universal Ratification, Greater Prevention Efforts

Despite gains to end enforced disappearance and redress its harrowing legacy on families worldwide, the number of cases of one of the most egregious human rights violations was on the rise, parties to the Convention …

Iraq: UN condemns car bomb attack in Baghdad

17 February 2017 &#150 The United Nations today condemned the deadly terrorist attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.

“We condemn …

Remarks by President Trump at Unveiling of Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft

The Boeing Company
North Charleston, South Carolina

1:31 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Dennis.  And I have to say, I love South Carolina.  I love it.  (Applause.)  

Remember we came down — all together, …

Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators ‘face consequences’ – UN rights official

17 February 2017 &#150 A senior United Nations human rights official today called for holding accountable those committing atrocity crimes in conflict-torn South Sudan.

&#8220This is a war that has been waged against the men, …

Human rights violators in South Sudan must face consequences

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Over 9,000 displaced people seeking a safe place to stay have moved into the church compound in Wau, South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/UN027524/Ohanesian

Those who commit atrocity crimes in South Sudan …