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North Korea denies violence, says South Korea and U.S. “on the brink” of starting second Korean war

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Aruna Dutt, UNITED NATIONS  – 22 Aug. 2015   An exchange of fire took place at the border between North and South Korea on Thursday afternoon,  beginning with one shell fire from North Korea  at South Korea, followed by 36 shells from South Korea landing on the North Korean side, said Ja Song Nam, Permanent Representative of the Mission of North Korea to the United Nations on Friday afternoon at a United Nations press conference, while other North Korean UN officials insisted that North Korea has never fired any bullet or shell on south Korea, and it was completely fabricated [Read More]

SRSG Zerrougui statement on Protecting Education from Attack

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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

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  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]

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