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No U.N. rights monitoring in U.S. draft on Western Sahara mission

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday prepared a draft resolution that would renew the U.N. mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, but it did not ask for sustained U.N. human rights monitoring as demanded by rights advocates, diplomats said.

Last week U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his appeals for sustained human rights monitoring in the North African Western Sahara region and warned against unfair exploitation of the region’s natural resources.

Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014

U.N. seeks sanctions waiver to ship arms to Mali via Ivory Coast

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations is seeking an exemption from a U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Ivory Coast so it can ship weapons and military equipment across the East African nation to its peacekeeping mission in landlocked Mali, a spokesman said on Thursday.

The statement came after U.N. sanctions monitors called for the world body to stop allowing arms to be shipped to the U.N. mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated U.N. restrictions.

Apr 17, 2014
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