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Qatar continues to promote rights of persons with disabilities

Qatar continues to promote rights of persons with disabilities

Qatar has stressed its keenness to continue implementing the obligations towards the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, noting that it spares no effort to foster, protect, empower and integrate persons with disabilities at the national and international levels.

UN says delivering aid to Yemen port city during attack, considers airlift

UN says delivering aid to Yemen port city during attack, considers airlift

The United Nations delivered food and other vital aid supplies to the Yemeni port of Hodeidah on Wednesday even as a Saudi-led coalition carried out naval shelling and air strikes on the city, the top UN humanitarian official in Yemen told Reuters.

UN aid boat attacked off Yemeni port of Hodeidah

UN aid boat attacked off Yemeni port of Hodeidah

The United Nations aid chief, Mark Lowcock, confirmed there had been an incident but said it was now over and everyone was safe.

Qatar calls for protecting civilians in armed conflicts

Qatar calls for protecting civilians in armed conflicts

This came on Friday in the statement delivered by HE Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations Ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani at the official meeting of the UN Security Council.

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

Violations of the Geneva Conventions adopted in 1949 following World War II are commonly called "war crimes".

UN condemns Israel's use of 'excessive force' in Gaza

UN condemns Israel's use of 'excessive force' in Gaza

Forty-two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since March 30, according to the UN. Most of the Palestinians killed by Israel since the start of "March of Return" protests were shot by snipers on the border.

Syria donors fall short without US aid, warn of cruel end-game

Syria donors fall short without US aid, warn of cruel end-game

International donors raised $4.4 billion in emergency aid for Syria and its neighbours on Wednesday, but the total fell well short of the UN target for 2018 after the United States failed to submit a pledge.

UN special rapporteurs urge siege nations to stop violations

UN special rapporteurs urge siege nations to stop violations

The United Nations said on its official website that six special rapporteurs of its Human Rights Council had sent official letters to three countries of the blockade — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — monitoring all violations committed by each country, based on reports received

Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumed paying Kuwait compensation on Friday for the destruction of Kuwaiti oil fields and facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War, the United Nations said in Geneva in a prepared statement.

Qatar urges UN framework for outer space technology

Qatar urges UN framework for outer space technology

This came in a speech delivered by Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar's ambassador to Austria and permanent envoy to the UN organisations in Vienna, before the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

International chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on Douma which killed dozens of people.

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

The United Nations asked donors on Tuesday for nearly $3bn to help an estimated 13 million people who urgently need aid in war-ravaged Yemen.