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Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:32 am | United Nations

Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said ... More >>

UN experts concerned by crackdown at Rohingya refugee camps

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:29 am | United Nations

GENEVA (16 September 2019) - UN human rights experts* have expressed serious concerns about tight new restrictions and an increased military presence at Rohingya refugee camps following a massive “Genocide Day” protest last month. More >>

Highest Possible Ambition in Emissions Cuts Required

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:26 am | United Nations

GENEVA/NEW YORK (16 September 2019) - Five UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies issued a joint statement on Monday warning that States must act on climate as failure to do so may constitute a breach of their obligations under human rights international ... More >>

Guterres sees impact of ‘Category Hell’ hurricane

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 1:20 pm | United Nations

The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a “Category Hell” disaster, than the official Category 5 designation used by meteorologists. ... More >>

We are ‘burning up our future’

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 8:55 am | United Nations

The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we are burning up our future, literally”. More >>

Scourge of slavery increases amid new range of global issues

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 8:51 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 September 2019) – In a world where over 40 million people are enslaved and one in four victims is a child, the scourge of modern day slavery is only likely to increase as a result of environmental degradation, migration and demographic shifts, ... More >>

Ending workers’ exposure to toxic and hazardous substances

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 8:48 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 September 2019) – The UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, has presented a report containing 15 principles to end the exploitation of workers through their exposure to hazardous substances. More >>

Yemen relief face funding gap, surge in violence

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 12:17 pm | United Nations

As Yemen relief operations face funding gap, timing of surge in violence ‘couldn't be worse’ More >>

Alarming number of Ebola deaths in DRC a ‘rallying cry’

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 12:15 pm | United Nations

Since the Ebola epidemic struck in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) one year ago, almost 600 of around 850 children who have caught the virus have now died, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday. “The ... More >>

States must act on ‘disappearances’ of migrants

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:11 am | United Nations

GENEVA (29 August 2019) – Progressively more precarious movements of migrants undertaking long and perilous journeys – often as a result of States’ rigid migratory policies - expose many to heightened risks of human rights violations, including ... More >>

Teen activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York by boat

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 1:59 pm | United Nations

After a two-week sail across the Atlantic, youth climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in the Big Apple on Wednesday to take part in two major climate summits to be held at UN Headquarters next month. More >>

ISIL down but not out, vigilance remains important

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 10:31 am | United Nations

Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations top counter-terrorism officials told the Security Council on Tuesday. More >>

Malaysia vastly undercounting poverty, says UN rights expert

Saturday, 24 August 2019, 11:21 am | United Nations

Malaysia vastly undercounting poverty, says UN rights expert GENEVA / KUALA LUMPUR (23 August 2019) – Malaysia lays claim to the world’s lowest national poverty rate by using an unduly low poverty line that does not reflect the cost of living ... More >>

Deadly airstrikes displace thousands of civilians in Libya

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 8:51 am | United Nations

Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced thousands of “terrified” civilians, the UN said on Tuesday. More >>

States must recommit to ensuring rights of terrorism victims

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 8:47 am | United Nations

GENEVA (20 August 2019) – In a statement to mark the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, 21 August, the UN Special Rapporteuron the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering ... More >>

Strengthening the role of #WomenHumanitarns

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:45 pm | United Nations

The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief said in his message for World Humanitarian Day. More >>

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 11:24 am | United Nations

The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Indian and Pakistani-administered Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue directly within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters of international peace and security, for the ... More >>

Displaced by DR Congo violence

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 11:22 am | United Nations

UNICEF/Madjiangar Interethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since December last year, generating significant population movements within the Province, and toward neighbouring Uganda. More >>

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 12:14 pm | United Nations

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session, honours their ‘ultimate sacrifice’ More >>

Meaningful action needed to stop Israeli settlement building

Friday, 9 August 2019, 10:03 am | United Nations

GENEVA (8 August 2019) – UN human rights experts said the international community has a duty to stand by their collective promise to protect the rights of the Palestinian people, and to take decisive action to prevent Israel’s planned construction of ... More >>

 

 

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