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Ban alarmed by ‘dangerous escalation’ in Ukraine crisis; Security Council holds emergency talks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is alarmed by what seems to be a “dangerous escalation” in the crisis in Ukraine with reports of intensified fighting in the country south-east near the border with Russia, as the Security Council held emergency talks on the latest developments.

 

“The international community cannot allow the situation to escalate further nor can a continuation be allowed of the violence and destruction that the conflict has wrought in eastern Ukraine,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.

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Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today.

 

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria emphasized that with the continuous influx of foreign fighters and the success of extremist groups, “risks of the conflict spreading further are palpable.”

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FAO appoints new head of office for Central Asia, based in Ankara

A senior United Nations official with field experience in Central Asia takes up duties this week as head of FAO’s Sub-regional Office for Central Asia, the Organization announced today.



Yuriko Shoji has been appointed as FAO’s Sub-regional Coordinator for Central Asia and FAO Representative for Turkey, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, succeeding Mustapha M. Sinaceur who held the position for five years.

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Iraqi civilians suffering ‘horrific’ persecution, ethnic cleansing – UN rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the appalling and horrific crimes against humanity being committed daily in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups.

“[ISIL] is systematically targeting men, women and children based on their ethnic, religious or sectarian affiliation and is ruthlessly carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing in the areas under its control,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in a statement to the press.

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