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IMF Needs Radical Reform to Halt "Failed Policies"

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:47 am | United Nations

NEW YORK (17 October 2017) – The lending policies of the International Monetary Fund are actively undermining some of the UN’s human rights and development priorities, as well as promoting the “failed” policies of privatization and “austerity”, ... More >>

UN Rights Experts Urge Iran to Halt Execution of Juvenile

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:29 am | United Nations

GENEVA (18 October 2017) – UN human rights experts* have made an urgent appeal to Iran to halt the execution of Amirhossein Pourjafar, who was 16 years of age when he was sentenced to death. The execution is scheduled to take place tomorrow. More >>

The State of World Population 2017

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:27 am | United Nations

Unchecked inequality, failure to protect the rights of poorest women could threaten unrest, undermine peace and world's development goals, new UNFPA report warns More >>

Sanctions Bring Suffering Not Solutions, UN Expert Warns

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:21 am | United Nations

NEW YORK (18 October 2017) – Unilateral sanctions are not the answer to the crises being faced in the world today, and the international community should not impose them, United Nations Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has said. More >>

Victims should take centre-stage in corporate human rights

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 9:01 am | United Nations

NEW YORK (17 October 2017) – Victims seeking redress for corporate human rights abuses are suffering intimidation, harassment, detention and in some cases even murder, a group of UN experts has warned, setting out new proposals to give victims a key ... More >>

France must act to end segregation and inequality

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 8:59 am | United Nations

GENEVA / PARIS (17 October 2017) – “To achieve equal citizenship for persons with disabilities, France needs to end segregation and move towards inclusive services and support in the community”, UN disability rights expert Catalina Devandas warned. More >>

Kenya must lift protest ban and end police brutality - UN

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:03 am | United Nations

GENEVA (16 October 2017) – Kenya must lift its newly-imposed ban on protests in key cities, end police brutality during demonstrations, and halt attacks on the judiciary and civil society in the tense run-up to presidential elections on 26 October, a ... More >>

Human rights challenges in Libya massive not insurmountable

Friday, 13 October 2017, 1:14 pm | United Nations

Human rights challenges in Libya ‘massive, but not insurmountable,’ UN rights chief says after visit More >>

Images of the Legacy of UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:26 am | United Nations

12 October 2017 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH, will close on 15 October 2017, replaced with a smaller group of police and civilian officers who will help the Government to strengthen rule of law and security in the ... More >>

Relief Aid Saves Lives, but World Must Tackle Conflicts

Friday, 13 October 2017, 11:11 am | United Nations

Relief aid is saving lives, but world must tackle root causes of famine: conflict – UN chief More >>

UN plan to stop transmission of bovine TB to humans launched

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:59 am | United Nations

12 October 2017 – Stressing the damaging impact on poor rural communities in Africa and South-East Asia of animal tuberculosis’ (bovine TB) transmission to humans, United Nations health experts launched the first-ever roadmap to combat the so-called ... More >>

UN Envoy Reports Greater Stability & Security in Haiti

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:53 am | United Nations

12 October 2017 – Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping ... More >>

UN Chief Guterres Welcomes Peaceful Elections in Liberia

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:51 am | United Nations

12 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed Tuesday's peaceful holding of the presidential and House of Representatives elections in Liberia and reiterated the continued support of the UN to the consolidation of ... More >>

US Withdrawal from UNESCO "Loss for Multilateralism"

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:41 am | United Nations

12 October 2017 – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO ) voiced “profound regret” on Thursday over the United States' decision to withdraw from the agency. More >>

Disease Outbreak at Cox’s Bazar 'Real and Present Danger’

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:40 am | United Nations

Disease outbreak ‘real and present danger’ UNICEF warns, launching latrine-building plan in Cox’s Bazar More >>

Latin America & Caribbean Falling off 'Zero Hunger' Path

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:37 am | United Nations

12 October 2017 – The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and obesity emerged as a major problem in all countries in the region of the Americas, ... More >>

Few Global Issues as Urgent as Climate & Disaster Risks

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:34 am | United Nations

12 October 2017 – Recent devastating natural events – from hurricanes in the Caribbean to floods in South Asia and earthquakes in Mexico – have again shone a spotlight on the importance of efforts to reduce disaster risk, and how impossible ... More >>

New allegation of sexual abuse surfaces at UN mission

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 5:22 pm | United Nations

11 October 2017 – United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic ( MINUSCA ) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers. More >>

DR Congo faces challenges on election timeline – UN envoy

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 5:20 pm | United Nations

11 October 2017 – The notion that elections would most probably not be held before the end of 2017 has regrettably led to the re-emergence of a climate of political uncertainty and tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United ... More >>

UN chief proposes $5.4 billion budget for 2018-2019 biennium

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:21 am | United Nations

11 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today presented the Organization’s proposed programme budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, amounting to just under $5.4 billion, to the UN General Assembly’s main administrative and ... More >>

 

 

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