UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The deadly rocket attacks on the government-held port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine last weekend were a war crime because they intentionally targeted civilians, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.
U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told an emergency meeting of the 15-nation Security Council on Ukraine that crater analysis by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe indicated the shelling came from rebel-controlled territory.
#UNSC #Ukraine meeting moved to 1pm as the blizzard rolls into New York….
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Thursday that 54 aid shipments to Syria had been made since the U.N. Security Council authorized some cross-border routes in July, supplying food to 600,000 people, along with water and medical supplies.
In his latest monthly report to the council, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations and partners had made 40 shipments from Turkey and 14 from Jordan. Deliveries could not be made from Iraq due to insecurity, he said.
#SaudiArabia’s King Abdullah has died, state television reported early on Friday and his brother Salman became king
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous warned on Thursday that it would take time to defeat Rwandan rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo given the group lived among civilians and the United Nations wanted to avoid a repeat of a 2009 humanitarian crisis.
The U.N. force (MONUSCO) has finished preparatory operations ahead of a planned military offensive to dislodge the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), a group at the heart of years of conflict in Central Africa’s Great Lakes region.