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Respond to ‘legitimate grievances’ of Sudanese people, UN human rights experts urge, following protests

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.

Death penalty concerns highlighted in Sudan, Belarus, by UN Human Rights Committee

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): Countries should heed the “clear pro-abolitionist spirit” towards the death penalty of one of the world’s most important treaties, a key UN independent human rights panel said on Thursday, while highlighting concerns about right-to-life violations in Belarus and Sudan.

Teenage girl’s death sentence spotlights Sudan’s failure to tackle forced marriage, gender-based violence – UN rights office

New York, May 19 (IBNS): The case of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, a Sudanese teenager convicted of fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after he had allegedly raped her, highlights the country’s failure to tackle the tragedy of early and forced marriage, marital rape and other discrimination and violence against women and girls, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

Step up humanitarian support to 7.1 million people and invest in Sudan’s development: UN relief chief

New York, May 15 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian chief urged the international community to step up life-saving humanitarian support to 7.1 million vulnerable Sudanese on Monday, and invest more in the country’s social-economic development.

Complex and deadly new threats mean UN missions must adapt, argue Force Commanders

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Evolving and increasingly deadly threats, together with deepening humanitarian crises mean that United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world need more support for ‘blue helmets’ on the ground, Force Commanders told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN envoy urges hold-out armed groups to sign accord for durable peace in Sudan’s Darfur New York, Mar 15 (JEN): While the security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remained stable, the causes of the conflict – and their related consequences – h

New York, Mar 15 (JEN): While the security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region remained stable, the causes of the conflict – and their related consequences – have been largely unaddressed, the head of the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission said Wednesday, calling on holdout armed groups to sign the foundational 2011 peace agreement without delay.

UN envoy on conflict-related sexual violence reports on visits to Iraq and Sudan

New York, Mar 10 (JEN): A senior United Nations official has stressed the need to ensure survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Iraq are fully protected and that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Sudan: After years of conflict, millions require aid; But is the world paying attention?

New York, Feb 22 (JEN): If it were a new crisis, it would be one of the biggest in the world, but despite the fact that more than five million people need aid, Sudan is at risk of falling off international donors’ radar, a senior United Nations official has said.

Rising cholera, diarrhoea and malnutrition 'deadly' for children in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, warns UNICEF

New York, July 4(Just Earth News): Access, funding and security are urgently needed to ensure humanitarians can reach hundreds of thousands of children suffering from cholera and diarrhoea across Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.

US ends 20 year trade embargo with Sudan

Washington/AddisAbaba, Jan 14 (IBNS): The US has lifted trade and financial sanctions, with some restrictions, against Sudan, thus ending a 20-year economic embargo on the nation, according to media reports on Saturday.

Sudan is committed to dialogue and will ‘knock on every door in pursuit of peace,’ Minister tells UN

New York, Sept 25 (Just Earth News): In his address to the General Assembly on Saturday, Ibrahim Ahmed Abd al-Aziz Ghandour, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sudan, said the 2030 Agenda and other frameworks before the United Nations are vital for all countries and he hopes that calls for reform will be heeded so the Organization becomes a true platform for implementing principles of international legality and “a bulwark for justice.”

South Sudan: One year since peace deal, justice still elusive for victims

New York, Aug 18 (IBNS): Renewed violence underscores the urgency of bringing to account those responsible for crimes under international law committed during South Sudan’s armed conflict, said Amnesty International and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) today, a year on from a faltering peace agreement.

Sudan: Ban welcomes signing of peace roadmap by opposition groups

New York, Aug 10 (Just Earth News): Welcoming the signing by Sudanese opposition groups of an African Union-brokered roadmap for ending conflicts in the country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called the parties to “maintain this positive momentum” and work towards agreement on cessation of hostilities.

Welcoming Sudan’s cessation of hostilities, Ban urges ‘final peace’ through national dialogue

New York, June 23 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement by the Sudanese Government of a four-month unilateral cessation of hostilities, beginning on 18 June 2016, in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

Sudan: Five years on, refugees still fleeing conflict in South Kordofan, UN reports

New York, June 4 (Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency on Fridaywarned that tragically people are still fleeing violence in Sudan’s South Kordofan State, most crossing into neighbouring South Sudan, as the conflict marks its fifth year this weekend.