ASIA PACIFIC

22/May
UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law
Security Council strongly condemns ballistic missile test by DPR Korea
16/May Conflict-related child deaths hit new high in Afghanistan, UN warns
15/May
Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN agency
Annual UN Asia-Pacific policy forum session spotlights poverty eradication, sustainable energy
UN condemns DPR Korea’s ballistic missile launch
14/May At China’s Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals
12/May ESCAP: 70 years of UN efforts to advance socio-economic development in Asia and the Pacific
11/May
UN experts urge India to restore internet and social media services in Jammu and Kashmir
Uzbekistan: UN human rights office to work more closely with ‘country at a crossroads’
09/May UN experts ‘strongly’ condemn brutal murder of journalist and rights defender in Maldives
05/May Efforts to impeach Nepalese Chief Justice ‘an assault on human rights’ – UN rights chief
04/May Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency
02/May
Philippines: UN reports significant progress in child protection, despite ongoing violations
Afghanistan: UN assesses border management to cope with spike in returns from Pakistan
01/May ‘Broadly positive’ outlook for Asia-Pacific threatened by rising global uncertainty, warns UN report
28/Apr Korean Peninsula: Conflict prevention ‘our collective priority’ but onus also on DPRK, says UN chief
27/Apr Afghanistan: UN urges protection of civilians as casualties remain high in first quarter
25/Apr Afghanistan makes progress in fighting corruption, yet enormous challenges remain – new UN report
24/Apr
Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan tortured, ill-treated in government facilities – UN
 Security Council condemns latest ‘highly destabilizing’ DPRK ballistic missile test
18/Apr UN human rights arm urges Nepal to carry out conviction of soldiers in teen’s murder
17/Apr UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage
06/Apr Post latest missile test, Security Council condemns DPRK’s ‘highly destabilizing behaviour’
04/Apr
Australia’s Aboriginal children ‘essentially being punished for being poor’ – UN rights expert
Health care goals in Indonesia can be reached only if challenges addressed – UN expert
31/Mar INTERVIEW: Mark Bowden on his time in Afghanistan and on revamping international aid
29/Mar Pro-poor urbanization, sustainable infrastructure can unlock Asia-Pacific’s prosperity – UN
10/Mar Nation-building amid insurgency ‘an uphill struggle’ for Afghanistan – UN envoy
08/Mar
Viet Nam: UN experts urge Government to release blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’
Latest ballistic launches by DPR Korea raise risk of regional arms race, UN Security Council warns
28/Mar UN rights office disappointed with Thai Government’s refusal to criminalize enforced disappearance
27/Feb UN rights expert calls on Myanmar authorities to protect Rohingya population

16/Feb – Pakistan: UN condemns deadly terrorist attack on Sufi shrine in Sindh province

14/Feb – UN food relief agency working with Sri Lanka to end hunger and malnutrition

12/Feb – UN strongly condemns DPR Korea’s ballistic missile launch

12 Feb – Afghanistan: UN mission expresses grave concern at high civilian casualties in Helmand

07 Feb

Afghanistan: UN condemns deadly suicide attack in Kabul near Supreme Court
UN rights expert urges Thailand to loosen restrictions around monarchy defamation law

06 Feb

Violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state could amount to crimes against humanity – UN special adviser
UN renews call for protection of Afghan civilians, after casualty figures spike in 2016

03 Feb – UN report details ‘devastating cruelty’ against Rohingya population in Myanmar’s Rakhine province