Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently visited war-torn Central African Republic, where the security situation is deteriorating and human rights abuses continue.

"My first message is to the people of the country: You are not alone. The United Nations is honoured to be by your side," he said.

On Thursday the UN Security Council established a peacekeeping mission in the country which, as of September, will comprise of up to 10,000 military personnel. Find out more in this video.

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On Wednesday, Ban Ki-moon voiced his sadness at continuing reports of violence and loss of life amid protests in Venezuela, and urged that all efforts be urgently made to lower tensions and prevent further violence.He called for the protection of the human rights of all and appealed to Venezuelans, no matter their political perspective, to voice differences and grievances peacefully and in accordance with the law, and to seek common ground.Read more here. 

On Wednesday, Ban Ki-moon voiced his sadness at continuing reports of violence and loss of life amid protests in Venezuela, and urged that all efforts be urgently made to lower tensions and prevent further violence.

He called for the protection of the human rights of all and appealed to Venezuelans, no matter their political perspective, to voice differences and grievances peacefully and in accordance with the law, and to seek common ground.

Read more here

A crisis of epic proportions.
This is how the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the situation in the Central African Republic at a special session of the Human Rights Council.   
UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay spoke about the findings of the human rights monitoring mission she had deployed to the country where the team had documented large scale human rights violations including cases of sexual violence and the use of child soldiers.
The full report is here.

A crisis of epic proportions.

This is how the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the situation in the Central African Republic at a special session of the Human Rights Council.  

UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay spoke about the findings of the human rights monitoring mission she had deployed to the country where the team had documented large scale human rights violations including cases of sexual violence and the use of child soldiers.

The full report is here.