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ICRC Urges Nigerian Militants to Free Abducted Healthcare Workers

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is making an urgent appeal to Islamic State's West Africa affiliate in Nigeria to release two healthcare workers who were abducted earlier this year.

We urge you …

Battles Over Safe Ebola Burials Complicate Work in DRC

A runaway hearse carrying an Ebola victim has become the latest example of sometimes violent community resistance complicating efforts to contain a Congo outbreak � and causing a worrying new rise in cases.

The deadly …

Fair, Effective Internal Justice Administration Ensures that United Nations Upholds Its Ideals, Retains Best Staff, Speakers Tell Sixth Committee

Delegates Conclude Debate on Scope, Application of Universal Jurisdiction

A fair and effective administration of internal justice not only enables staff to perform their best, but also ensures that the Organization becomes a better employer, …

Fair, Effective Internal Justice Administration Ensures that United Nations Upholds Its Ideals, Retains Best Staff, Speakers Tell Sixth Committee

Delegates Conclude Debate on Scope, Application of Universal Jurisdiction

A fair and effective administration of internal justice not only enables staff to perform their best, but also ensures that the Organization becomes a better employer, …

Code of Silence around Sexual Abuse Broken amid Calls in Third Committee for Holistic Approaches to Rooting out Violence, Advancing Women’s Rights

With the #MeToo rallying cry at full volume, calls to bring the perpetrators of sexual assault to justice have broken the code of silence plaguing survivors for too long, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, …

Code of Silence around Sexual Abuse Broken amid Calls in Third Committee for Holistic Approaches to Rooting out Violence, Advancing Women’s Rights

With the #MeToo rallying cry at full volume, calls to bring the perpetrators of sexual assault to justice have broken the code of silence plaguing survivors for too long, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, …

Missing Saudi Journalist Once a Voice of Reform in Kingdom

Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his country's consulate in Turkey, was once a Saudi insider. A close aide to the kingdom's former spy chief, he had been …

Cameroon Holds Presidential Election During Separatist Violence

Cameroonians have been going to the polls to elect their new president from a list of eight contenders, including the 86-year old President Paul Biya who has ruled the central African state for 36 years. …