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Violence In Syria: 400 Killed Over The Past 10 Days, U.N. Official Says

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 11, 2012

UNITED NATIONS — An estimated 400 people have been killed in Syria since an Arab League mission arrived in the country to monitor the uprising against the government of President Bashar Assad, a top U.N. official said Tuesday.


United Nations political chief B. Lynn Pascoe provided the latest figures in a closed-door report to the 15-member Security Council on the Syrian uprising that has already claimed more than 5,000 lives since it began almost 10 months ago, diplomats said.


U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the rate of killings, an average of 40 a day, was even higher than before the monitors arrived.


“That is a clear indication that the government of Syria, rather than using the opportunity of its commitment to the Arab League to end the violence and fulfill all of its commitments under the protocol is instead stepping up the violence, despite the presence of monitors, and carrying out further acts of brutality against its population, even often in the presences of those monitors,” Rice said, calling on Assad to step down and make way for a more democratic regime.


Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari blamed the killings on incitement by western powers.


“These victims are falling in Syria because of those who are still insisting on instigating and inciting violence. And I am sure you have heard a lot of these incitement calls from the same countries, from the same representatives who have just spoken to you,” Ja’afari told reporters following comments by Rice and the ambassadors from Britain, France and Germany.

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UN HQ will monitor Nepal peace proces from New York: Pascoe tells media

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2010

Having failed in its responsibility to properly support peace process while being in Nepal, United Nations’ political mission, UNMIN, established by Security Council resolution 1740 on 23 January 2007, one of the high ranking UN official who was in town recently told journalists before his departure that the United Nation will monitor Nepal’s peace process from New York after its tenure expires in six weeks time.

So distance monitoring will begin shortly.

The UN under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe told journalists, “As you know, the United Nations has made a major effort for the Nepali peace process. We have been working with Nepal for many years on this. We have made a major investment in it. And, we will continue to work closely with Nepal as the process moves forward.

“The UN, of course, is in no way abandoning Nepal just because UNMIN is leaving. We have been deeply involved here. All of the UN agencies and the country team are deeply committed to helping Nepal’s development, and we will continue our interest in the political process”, said the UN official.

Pascoe’s inner frustration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pascoe urges for seriousness to pilot peace process

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 4, 2010



The UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe has urged to move ahead seriously on part of the political parties to make compromises and agreements to take the peace process to a logical conclusion.

Emerging from the meeting with Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala at the latter’s residence in Maharajgunj on Saturday morning, Pascoe said the discussion ended on a friendly note and informed that he stressed on the need to use the outcomes of the peace process more effectively.

He also expressed his hope that the peace process will take its momentum even after the exit of United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).

It has been reported that NC President Koirala opined that he is also willing to see army integration and conclusion to the peace process prior to UNMIN exit. Read the rest of this entry »

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