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SRSG Zerrougui statement on Protecting Education from Attack

Jun 25, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Geneva, Switzerland, June 24 2015 The full spectrum of parties-to-conflict puts schools and universities to use for a multitude of self-serving purposes, including as barracks, or training grounds – even as weapons stores or defensive positions. While some claim there is a military logic to using schools, Governments and military commanders must also be cognizant of the grave repercussions such commandeering has on children’s right to education. At worst, it can turn the school into an immediate target, thereby endangering the lives of any children in the vicinity, and risking structural damage from weapons fire that [Read More]

Press Conference by Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed

Jun 24, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  United Nations, New York, USA, June 24 2015 – Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, speaks to journalists, following his closed-door briefing to the Security Council. On the Photo: Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed the Secretary-General’s Envoy for Yemen Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire After briefing the Security Council today  the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said that last week’s Geneva Initial Consultations on Yemen “were a milestone on the path of reviving the Yemeni led political transition.” Speaking to reporters outside the Council, the Special Envoy said that “despite the raging battles, [Read More]

Veterans Day Parade 2014

Nov 8, 2014 News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Former New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, is the Grand Marshal of the 2014 America’s Veterans  Day Parade. “I accept this honor on behalf of all my brother and sister veterans, those like me, who were able to come back to a rewarding life, those who came back sorely wounded, or those who never came back,” Kelly said. “I especially want to honor those who combined service to our nation with service to our city, the veterans in the NYPD, the Finest of the Finest. “It is [Read More]

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