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Inhumane conditions in informal settlements a global scandal

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 11:32 am | United Nations

NEW YORK (18 October 2018) – Ignoring almost 900 million people living in overcrowded informal settlements is a global human rights scandal that governments must resolve, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing said today. More >>

Prospect of peace in Middle East is ‘shared responsibility'

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:44 am | United Nations

Violence is on the rise in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Israeli authorities are continuing to demolish and confiscate Palestinian-owned homes and property, in contravention of international law, the United Nations envoy for ... More >>

South Sudan: UN urges release of abducted civilians

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:41 am | United Nations

GENEVA / JUBA (18 October 2018) – A UN report has documented the immense suffering of civilians in the Western Equatoria region of South Sudan where 900 people were abducted and 24,000 forced to flee their homes during a surge in violence between ... More >>

Proposed cybersecurity bill is too extreme - UN

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:39 am | United Nations

GENEVA (18 October 2018) – The Australian Government should drop its “fatally flawed” proposed legislation that forces tech companies to help spy on citizens in various ways, including granting access to phones and other devices, the UN Special ... More >>

UN experts deeply concerned by State-sponsored abductions

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:38 am | United Nations

NEW YORK (18 October 2018) – The world is witnessing a new and very worrying practice of extraterritorial abductions by States, a UN expert told the UN General Assembly today, highlighting the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More >>

UN publishes findings on six countries

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 11:24 am | United Nations

GENEVA (October 17, 2018) – The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has published its findings on the rights records of countries it examined during its latest session: Argentina, Cape Verde, Germany, Mali, South Africa and Turkmenistan. More >>

Unilateral sanctions hurting civilians must be dropped

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 11:22 am | United Nations

NEW YORK (17 October 2018) – Unilateral sanctions that deprive innocent people of food and medicines must end immediately, a UN Special Rapporteur on the effect of sanctions on human rights said today. More >>

Malaysian Government’s decision to abolish the death penalty

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:40 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to seek abolition of the death penalty in the country. This decision was taken as we commemorated the World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October. More >>

Niger: human rights protection must be central

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:42 am | United Nations

GENEVA/NIAMEY (11 October 2018) – A UN human rights expert has urged Niger to put human rights at the centre of its migration policies, and called on international donors, including the European Union, to provide more assistance to Niger which is ... More >>

Secretary-General Remarks to the Asean Leaders’ Gathering

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:24 am | United Nations

President Widodo, thank you very much for your invitation and warm hospitality. More >>

UN Child Rights Committee issues findings

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:21 am | United Nations

GENEVA (October 11, 2018) — The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from September 17 to October 5: Benin, El Salvador, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritania, ... More >>

Ecuador: UN welcomes moves to protect freedom of expression

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:37 am | United Nations

QUITO (11 October 2018) – A UN human rights expert has welcomed and strongly encouraged the ongoing legal and policy changes initiated by the Ecuador Government to promote and protect the rights to freedom of opinion and expression. More >>

UN: Message on the International Day of the Girl Child

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 2:55 pm | United Nations

Today, 600 million adolescent girls are preparing to enter a world of work transformed by innovation and automation. They are the largest generation in history and a vast source of ideas and solutions for all career fields. Yet far too often, girls are ... More >>

UN demands probe into disappearance of Saudi journalist

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:35 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 October 2018) - UN experts have expressed their grave concern about the disappearance of Saudi journalist and government critic, Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul, and called for a prompt independent and international investigation into the case. More >>

States must listen to girls and deliver their rights

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:32 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 October 2018) – States around the world must take effective action to end discrimination and gender-based violence faced by girls, say a group of UN rights experts*. In a joint statement to mark International Day of the Girl Child, the experts ... More >>

Climate change: Act now or pay a high price, says UN expert

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:56 am | United Nations

GENEVA (8 October 2018) – States must accelerate action to address climate change — from solar electricity to climate-friendly agriculture practices — or risk locking in decades of grave human rights violations, a UN expert says. More >>

‘Unprecedented changes’ needed to limit global warming

Monday, 8 October 2018, 3:36 pm | United Nations

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require “far-reaching and unprecedented changes,” such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) has said, launching a special ... More >>

Chad: top UN officials on humanitarian response

Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:15 pm | United Nations

In Chad, top UN officials say humanitarian response must go ‘hand in hand’ with longer-term recovery More >>

Afghan casualties from IEDs has reached extreme levels

Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:13 pm | United Nations

The United Nations on Sunday called on anti-Government elements in Afghanistan to immediately stop using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in civilian areas, after the UN mission in the country recorded a sharp rise in civilian casualties caused ... More >>

Nobel Peace Prize goes to UN Ambassador and Congolese doctor

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 12:14 pm | United Nations

Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist who helps victims of sexual violence ... More >>

 

 

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