November 12, 2006
by Leslie Schulman
Joseph Kony, leader of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, asked UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland Sunday to work with the International Criminal Court in lifting arrest warrants issued against Kony and several other top LRA officials. Kony and Egeland met in a heated 10-minute ...[read more]
November 7, 2006
by Melissa Bancroft
UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland called Tuesday for a freeze on the use of controversial cluster munitions at the outset of the Third Review Conference in Geneva on the 1983 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which already bans or limits the use of ...[read more]
September 16, 2006
by Brett Murphy
UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland told the UN Security Council on Friday that sexual abuse of women and girls by soldiers in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has become a cancer in Congolese society that seems to be out of control, and said the country's leaders nee... ...[read more]
September 10, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
UN humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland said on a visit to a refugee camp in northern Uganda Saturday that indicted leaders of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) should be brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite a recent offer of amnesty by the Ugandan government in ...[read more]
August 30, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland condemned Israel Wednesday for its immoral use of cluster bombs in the most recent Middle East conflict. Egeland based his criticism on UN officials' recent discovery of 359 separate sites of cluster bomblets, saying t... ...[read more]
July 26, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
United Nations relief coordinator Jan Egeland said Tuesday that Israel had used disproportionate force in its military offensive against the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority in the Gaza Strip, but he added that both sides had violated international humanitarian law. Touring Gaza, Egelan... ...[read more]
July 24, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said Monday that weekend statements by visiting United Nations relief coordinator Jan Egeland that damage caused by Israeli airstrikes in Beirut was excessive and in violation of international humanitarian law conflicted with those of other UN bodies. Israeli Foreign ...[read more]
July 23, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Touring south Beirut Sunday, United Nations relief coordinator Jan Egeland said the damage to civilian areas caused by Israeli airstrikes was worse than he had anticipated and reemphasized that attacking civilians was illegal under intrenational norms. It is horrific. I did not know it was blo... ...[read more]
July 21, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Israel found itself on the defensive with the United States as its most vocal ally in a Friday UN Security Council open meeting in which ambassadors from the Arab world and beyond condemned it for breaching international law in its attacks on Lebanon and, to a lesser extent, in its operations in ...[read more]
June 29, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The UN's top humanitarian expert told the UN Security Council Wednesday that immediate action must to be taken to prevent civilian deaths in ongoing armed conflicts in several countries. Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said that In Iraq, Sudan, Uganda, S... ...[read more]

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