On International Day Against Drug Abuse, UN urges collective action to realize global commitments

To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the United Nations is calling on all countries to honour their commitments to address the scourge and to ensure that steps to do so are consistent with human rights and promote equality, peace, security and sustainable development.

Recent killings in western Mosul indicative of rising atrocities against civilians – UN rights arm

Noting “credible” reports that Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) fighters killed more than 231 civilians, including women and children, attempting to flee western Mosul over the past two weeks, the United Nations human rights arm underscored that attacks on civilians could amount to war crimes.

//08.06.17, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56931

Local solutions, people-centred health systems key to ending AIDS epidemic – UN deputy chief

While global optimism has fuelled a major push to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 – the highest ambition within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the United Nations today warned that the pandemic is far from over, and with more than 36 million people living with HIV, tackling it will require a life-cycle approach based on community-level solutions.

//02.06.17, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56883