UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal

SECURITY COUNCIL ADOPTS TEXT URGING TARGETED SANCTIONS AGAINST PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE DURING ARMED CONFLICT Rape Largely ‘Cost-free’, Says Special Representative As UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Recounts 5-year-Old Girl’s Ordeal   The Security Council today urged the United Nations sanctions committees to apply targeted sanctions against parties committing sexual violence during armed conflict. Ahead of a debate on the subject that attracted more than 60 speakers, the … [Read more...]

Celebrating Saudi Arabian women to take part in Olympic Games!

Saudi embassy statement reveals country's Olympic commitee will oversee participation of women athletes who can qualify Saudi Arabia has announced that it is to allow female citizens to take part in the Olympic Games this summer for the first time in the country's history. The move comes only months after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) faced calls to ban the country from London 2012 after the Saudi Olympic chief appeared to rule out sending women athletes to the … [Read more...]

66th Presidency – United Nations General Assembly, celebrated in Qatar

A concert by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra quavered the UN General Assembly Hall recently. This cultural event celebrated the 66th presidency of the United Nations General Assembly and it honored the work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. In this feature prepared by Florence “Beng” Poblete-Enriquez, you will hear a fusion of vocalizations and music from the concert. The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of … [Read more...]

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