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UN: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law May Harm Public Health

Friday Mar 14, 2014
The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria’s new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.

UN Chief Urges Repeal of Uganda Anti-Gay Law

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is demanding the revision or repeal of Uganda’s law imposing life sentences for homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

UN Letter Calls Kim Jong-un Out On Nazi-like Atrocities

By John Heilprin | Monday Feb 17, 2014
A U.N. panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation.

Vatican Hits Back at UN Committee for Abuse Report

By Nicole Windfield | Friday Feb 7, 2014
The Vatican struck back Friday at a U.N. human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate.

Pope Pressured to Act on Abuse After UN Rebuke

By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
Pope Francis came under new pressure Wednesday to punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests when a U.N. human rights panel accused the Vatican of systematically protecting its reputation instead of looking out for the safety of children.

UN Chief Denounces Attacks on LGBT People

By Stephen Wilson | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned attacks and discrimination against homosexuals on Thursday, touching on the gay rights issue in Russia that has overshadowed preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

UN Committee Blasts Vatican on Sex Abuse, Abortion

By Nicole Windfield | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said, urging it to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes.

UN Panel: Russia Should Annul Gay ’Propaganda’ Law

Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
A U.N. committee on children’s rights urged Russia on Wednesday to repeal its law banning pro-gay "propaganda" that could be accessible to minors, arguing that the legislation encourages discrimination and even violence.

UN Secretary-General to Speak to IOC in Sochi

Monday Feb 3, 2014
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is coming to the Sochi Olympics.

UN Adopts Symbolic Olympic Truce Period

By Peter James Spielmann | Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a symbolic resolution calling for a truce around the period of the Winter Olympics and Paralympic games in Sochi, Russia.