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Biggest ever UN aid delivery in Syria provides relief

Saturday, 16 February 2019, 11:18 am | United Nations

The biggest UN humanitarian convoy yet to operate inside Syria has successfully distributed aid to 40,000 desperate people in a hard-to-access desert camp near the country’s southern border with Jordan, the Organization announced on Friday. Jens ... More >>

Measles cases nearly doubled in a year, UN health agency

Friday, 15 February 2019, 1:39 pm | United Nations

A projected near-doubling of measles infections has been identified amid rising severe and protracted outbreaks all over the planet, in poor and rich countries alike, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Thursday. The appeal to Member States ... More >>

Chechnya: renewed persecution of lesbian, gay and bisexuals

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 10:18 am | United Nations

GENEVA (13 February 2019) – Russia must act urgently to protect the rights of people who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay or bisexual in Chechnya, and investigate allegations of human rights abuses including two reported deaths, say UN rights experts*. More >>

World must do more to tackle ‘shadowy’ mercenary activities

Tuesday, 5 February 2019, 9:41 am | United Nations

World must do more to tackle ‘shadowy’ mercenary activities undermining stability in Africa, says UN chief More >>

Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak

Saturday, 2 February 2019, 11:44 am | United Nations

Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort More >>

CAR: Calls for urgent commitment to end violence

Saturday, 2 February 2019, 11:42 am | United Nations

Central African Republic: UN expert calls for urgent commitment to end violence and boost development GENEVA / BANGUI (1 February 2019) — All sides involved in the peace process in the Central African Republic must make a sincere and urgent ... More >>

Brazil: UN experts call for probe into deadly dam collapse

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 10:09 am | United Nations

GENEVA (30 January 2019) - UN human rights experts* have called for a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the collapse of a tailing dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil, on 25 January 2019, the second such incident involving the same company in the past ... More >>

‘Humiliation was the worst’; Holocaust survivor at UN

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 11:08 am | United Nations

‘Humiliation was the worst’; Holocaust survivor at UN, asks the world to act with ‘empathy and compassion’ More >>

Solidarity Needed to Overcome Attacks on Venezuela Refugees

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 9:28 am | United Nations

Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejection” and solidarity, a top UN refugee agency ( UNHCR ) and UN migration agency ( IOM ) official said in ... More >>

UN chief condemns terrorist attack in southern Philippines

Monday, 28 January 2019, 1:21 pm | United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the deadly terrorist attack on a church in restive southern Philippines early Sunday, and has called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice More >>

Emir of Qatar to allocate $50m to support Syrian refugees

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 12:06 pm | United Nations

UN chief welcomes announcement by Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees, displaced persons More >>

Tackling ‘deeply worrying’ global rise in anti-Semitism

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 11:45 am | United Nations

Tackling ‘deeply worrying’ global rise in anti-Semitism is a job for all societies everywhere, says UN chief More >>

UN calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 11:43 am | United Nations

UN political chief calls for dialogue to ease tensions in Venezuela; Security Council divided over path to end crisis More >>

Leprosy: We are failing our children

Friday, 25 January 2019, 1:58 pm | United Nations

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Guterres: common problems shows need for multilateralism

Friday, 25 January 2019, 1:10 pm | United Nations

The world’s problems are “more and more integrated” but the response to them is increasingly “fragmented” and “dysfunctional”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, in an appeal for governments and other partners to respond ... More >>

UN expert to visit Bangladesh island of Bhashan Chat

Thursday, 24 January 2019, 3:13 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (23 January 2019) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the Bangladesh island of Bhashan Char on Thursday, 24 January. The Bangladesh Government has been developing the island and says that ... More >>

Guatemala Reconciliation Law amendment will lead to impunity

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10:48 am | United Nations

GENEVA (22 January 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday expressed serious concern after the approval in first reading of a bill to amend Guatemala’s long-standing National Reconciliation Law. If adopted, the ... More >>

Human rights must be bedrock of “Globalization 4.0”

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10:46 am | United Nations

GENEVA (22 January 2019) – As global leaders meet in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations experts stressed the critical importance of human rights to the Forum’s central theme of “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture ... More >>

Expert issues new guidance on economic reforms and rights

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 2:01 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (21 January 2019) – Human rights must be an integral component of policymaking to ensure economic reforms help advance societies, rather than hinder people’s lives, an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council said today. More >>

Refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 12:45 pm | United Nations

European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Monday, at the launch of its first ... More >>

 

 

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