De Mistura, speaking on Swiss television station RTS, said failure to make peace quickly through United Nations mediation could lead to “a fragmentation of Syria”.
The warning comes amid UNHCR’s $4.4 billion appeal to support Syrian refugee aid programmes in surrounding countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.
The UN defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious group in whole or in part.
At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency has said.
UN humanitarian agencies have not been able to access northern Rakhine to deliver aid since the attacks on police stations in August triggered an army crackdown.
Rohingya refugees have testified about a “consistent, methodical pattern” of killings, torture, rape and arson, UN human rights investigators said.
Some 600,000 people have crossed the border since August 25, when insurgent attacks on security posts were met by a ferocious counter-offensive by the Myanmar army.
UN aid agencies have not had access to the shrinking Rohingya population in northern Rakhine state since the August 25 coordinated insurgent attacks on police posts and army campaign.
Credible information indicates that the Myanmar security forces purposely destroyed the property of the Rohingyas and entire villages in northern Rakhine State.
Hospitals, schools and people fleeing violence have been “targeted by direct air strikes” that may amount to war crimes, the UN said.
Trump has often criticised the media, which Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters.
The industry’s interests are in “irreconcilable conflict with the interests of public health policy”, said the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017.
The UN agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute to greenhouse gases blamed for climate change.
International Civil Service Commission said that the pay cut would put the standard of living of the Geneva staff at par with their New York colleagues.
The population faces not only to the dangers of the conflict and fighting but also the problem of not having access to survival basics like food and water.
The Houthi-held Yemeni port of Hodeidah is the the aid lifeline for a country where millions of people are in desperate need of food.
Some 17 million of Yemen’s 26 million people lack sufficient food and at least three million malnourished children are in “grave peril”.
Some 6.7 million people in Yemen are classified in phase 4 on an international scale of food security, with phase 5 constituting a famine.
A UN report last month said the Myanmar army and police had committed mass killings and gangrapes of Rohingya in a campaign that may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
The government detains 87% of those in custody, or 92,000 of the total 106,000, said Fadel Abdul Ghani, executive director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
The UN said in a report last month that the army and police had committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.
While the team would not be able to prosecute by itself, the idea is to prepare files for future prosecution that states or the ICC in the Hague could use.
Due to war and economic crisis, Yemen has lost a decade worth of health gains with thousands of children dying of preventable diseases linked to malnutrition.
If Trump administration withdraws troops from South Korea and secures a peace treaty ending war on the peninsula, it could lead to normalising relations with North Korea.
Wheat output dropped from an average 3.4 million metric tonnes, harvested before the war began in 2011, to 1.5 million this year.
The UN’s decision disappointed activists, who had called for an independent probe to investigate air strikes, especially by the Saudi-led Arab coalition.
Legislative barriers and a growing xenophobia are set to pose difficulties as the refugee crises become severe.
The commissioners of inquiry urged major powers to rescue at least 3,200 women and children still held by Islamic State, mainly in Syria, and to refer the case to the International Criminal Court for prosecution.
Some 62% of all attacks were deemed intentional, in clear violation of international humanitarian law, and many led to disruption of public health services.
The minister, Adel al-Jubeir, speaking to reporters in Geneva denied that Saudi Arabia had “threatened” to withdraw investment from its close ally.