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1. Security Council passes arms-embargo resolution on Houthi

UN Wire | Apr 15, 2015

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday passed a legally binding resolution banning arms sales to three Houthi rebel leaders, the former president of Yemen and several others. The resolution calls for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to "facilitate" humanitarian aid deliveries. Meanwhile, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN human rights chief, wants an investigation launched into the large number of civilian deaths from the Yemen conflict. New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (04/14) ChannelNewsAsia.com (Singapore) (04/15) BBC (04/15)


2. UN report: Afghanistan women prefer mediation to judicial system

UN Wire | Apr 20, 2015

Interviews with 110 women in 18 Afghanistan provinces suggest women prefer to use local mediation councils rather than the judicial system to resolve legal issues, says a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and UN human rights office. Women are less likely to use the traditional courts system because of corruption and a lack of knowledge about the judicial process. In addition, Afghanistan's court system isn't accessible to many communities. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (04/19) FoxNews.com (04/19)


3. Sexual-initiation rites need to be banned in Malawi, advocate says

UN Wire | Apr 17, 2015

Thomson Reuters Foundation (04/17)


4. Ban: Immediate cease-fire necessary in Yemen

UN Wire | Apr 17, 2015

An immediate cease-fire must be declared in Yemen, said Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, on Thursday. UN negotiations are "the best way out of a drawn-out war with terrifying implications for regional stability," he said. Meanwhile, Mauritanian diplomat Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed reportedly will replace Jamal Benomar as special envoy to Yemen following Benomar's resignation. Yahoo (04/16) Reuters (04/17)


5. 4 UNICEF workers killed by bomb in Somalia

UN Wire | Apr 20, 2015

New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (04/20)


6. Food security at risk from climate change, consumption habits, FAO says

UN Wire | Apr 15, 2015

Food and water supplies are threatened by climate change and overconsumption, says a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Water Council. Farmers can use sustainable methods to make certain water and food supplies will be available for the world's growing population, it notes. Thomson Reuters Foundation (04/14)


7. ICAO issues flight warnings for Egypt, Libya

UN Wire | Apr 15, 2015

Reuters (04/15)


8. Kenya urged to reconsider shutting down Somali refugee camp

UN Wire | Apr 15, 2015

Associated Press, The (04/14)


9. Aging population, especially women, absent from data sets

UN Wire | Apr 15, 2015

Reuters (04/13)


10. UN envoy: World can't ignore sexual violence in conflict any longer

UN Wire | Apr 17, 2015

Those who commit acts of sexual violence in conflict must be held accountable, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, the special representative of the United Nations secretary-general on sexual violence in conflict. Yahoo (04/15) Inter Press Service (04/17)




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