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Latest United Nations Items
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to change the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in conflict-torn South Sudan to focus on the protection of civilians, following months of fighting, instead of on nation building.
Advocates for the victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests say that a recent U.N. watchdog report on the Vatican's handling of the scandal could have been far more damning.
The United Nations says a peacekeeper from Rwanda has been killed following a failed mediation attempt between two groups of armed men in Sudan's troubled North Darfur region.
The Catholic Church needs to provide more transparency and cooperation with external authorities in its efforts to handle cases of sex abuse, a U.N. committee said in a report Friday.
A U.N. anti-torture committee’s report on the Holy See recognized Church efforts to combat sex abuse, but some problems in the committee’s approach risk undermining international treaty agreements, observers said.
A U.N. anti-torture committee report has said that the Holy See did not violate the international Convention Against Torture.
The United Nations says 13 people have died so far in an outbreak of cholera in South Sudan.
The bottom line in listening to Pope Francis is to hear to the message and not get caught up in the language.
Malian soldiers retreated Wednesday from the northern town of Kidal after heavy gunbattles with ethnic Tuareg separatists, a major setback for the army less than a year after its highly unpopular return to the rebel stronghold.