Nicaragua banishes UN human rights team for critical report
Managua, Sept 1 (IBNS): The Nicaraguan government has ordered a team of United nations human rights to leave the country, after the latter submitted a report critical of President Daniel Ortega's administration.
UN rights office calls for action to end â€˜repression and retaliationâ€™ in crisis-torn Nicaragua
New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): The United Nations on Wednesday called for urgent action to address the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, where “repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue … as the world looks away.”
Nicaragua must end 'witch-hunt' against dissenting voices â€“ UN human rights experts
New York, Aug 10 (IBNS): Following weeks of civil unrest in Nicaragua, a group of 11 UN independent human rights experts urged the Government on Thursday to stop the violent repression of protestors, which has left at least 317 people dead and 1,830 injured, stressing that "no one should be detained for the exercise of their human rights”.
As thousands flee violence in Nicaragua, UN refugee agency urges more support for countries taking them in
New York, Aug 1 (IBNS): As thousands flee mounting political tensions, violence and serious human rights violations in Nicaragua, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has called for international solidarity and more support for the countries hosting those who are joining the exodus.
Nicaragua must end demonstrator killings and seek a political solution in wake of â€˜absolutely shockingâ€™ death toll: UN chief
New York, July 18 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the Nicaraguan Government to end violence against demonstrators which has cost an estimated 280 lives, and begin a national “political dialogue” to end the crisis which has gripped the country for nearly three months.
UN chief condemns violence against civilian protesters in Nicaragua
New York, July 17 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday deplored and condemned the ongoing violence against civilians, including against students, in Nicaragua.
Act now to end violence, Zeid urges Nicaraguan authorities
New York, July 6 (IBNS): The Nicaraguan authorities should “take real steps” to prevent further loss of life in the country amid ongoing protests and violent repression by pro-Government “armed elements”, the UN’s top human rights official said on Thursday.
UN chief welcomes regional declaration supporting the people of Nicaragua
New York, June 7 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the 5 June declaration of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) “in support of the people of Nicaragua.”
Nicaragua: UN condemns loss of lives in protest-related violence; calls on Government to allow in UN rights monitors
New York, June 2 (IBNS): The United Nations has called on Nicaragua to allow access to the Organization’s human rights arm into the country amid reports that over 100 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in over six weeks of anti-Governments protests.
Ensure independent investigations into Nicaragua protest deaths â€“ UN rights office
New York, May 12 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights arm has called for investigations into all acts of violence in Nicaragua, where scores of people – the majority of them students – have been killed in protests that began in mid-April.
Nicaragua: UN chief calls on all sides to exercise restraint in wake of protests
New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his concern about the casualties in recent protests in Nicaragua, and called for restraint on all sides.
Keyword: Ghana, Ban ki Moon, President, opposition leader, defuse tensions, upcoming elections, UN
New York, Nov 30 (Just Earth News): About 30,000 families in 58 municipalities in Nicaraguaâ€™s â€˜Dry Corridor,â€™ the area of the country most affected by droughts and climate change, are expected to benefit from a financial agreement between the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Nicaragua to boost sustainable agricultural production.