UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (Reuters) – More people must be held
accountable for the 2010 collapse of Afghanistan’s Kabulbank and
robust action on asset recovery and financial regulation is
essential to ease foreign donor worries and ensure continued
aid, the United Nations said on Thursday.
An Afghan court sentenced 20 men in March, including the
bank’s founder and chief executive, to between four and five
years in jail after $935 million was stolen from what was then
the country’s biggest bank.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syrian troops and rebels are recruiting children to fight in the country’s civil war and some have been tortured by government forces for having links to the opposition, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said in a report on Wednesday.
The report issued after Ban’s special envoy for children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, visited Syria in December said thousands of children have been killed in the violence, “while thousands more have seen family members killed or injured.”
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A spillover of violence from Syria’s civil war into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights is jeopardizing a decades old ceasefire between Israel and Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday.
Ban recommended to the 15-member council that self defense capabilities of a U.N. peacekeeping mission in the area, known as UNDOF, be enhanced, “including increasing the force strength to about 1,250 and improving its self defense equipment.”