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Violence against children in armed conflict reached “extreme levels” in 2023, rising by 21 percent to 30,705, UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated in a report on Thursday. According to Guterres, severe violations and disregard for international human rights law contributed to the increase in grave violations against children. The number of killed and maimed children [...]

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Since the UN’s establishment in 1945, the body has been pivotal in maintaining global peace and security. A critical instrument in its arsenal is the ceasefire resolution, primarily used by the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a vehicle for showing the overriding will of the Council in times when tensions are high. These resolutions often [...]

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) passed a US-backed resolution endorsing a three-phase permanent ceasefire plan in the Israel-Hamas War, with Russia abstaining. The resolution notes that Israel accepted the proposal, unveiled at the end of May by US President Joe Biden, and called upon Hamas to accept it. The first phase of the plan calls [...]

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Nine out of 10 children in Gaza could not eat nutrients from enough food groups to ensure healthy growth and development, a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) report published on Thursday found. The report points out that localized conflicts are intensifying severe child food poverty. Children in extremely fragile contexts, such as in [...]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the use of white phosphorus by Israel in south Lebanon on Wednesday, stating that it harms and displaces civilians. HRW reported that Israel has used white phosphorus in 17 municipalities since October 2023, which include heavily populated neighborhoods. HRW concluded after conducting investigations and interviews that airburst munitions containing white [...]

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The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Tuesday that four hostages—Haim Perry, Amiram Cooper, Nadav Popplewell and Yoram Metzger—were killed months ago after they were abducted on October 7 and taken as hostages of Hamas in Gaza. The bodies of the four hostages are held in captivity by Hamas. According to the IDF, the four hostages were [...]

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A group of UN experts Monday called for all countries to recognize the State of Palestine, to promote peace in the Middle East and to ensure an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The group, comprising nearly 30 top UN independent experts and Special Rapporteurs including Palestinian rights Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese, is asking for states to [...]

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The Maldivian government has decided to ban all Israeli passports, according to a statement released by the President’s official press office. President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu decided to change the laws within the country due to the increasing public outrage over the attacks by Israeli forces on Gaza. Muizzu stated on May 28 on X (formerly [...]

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