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UN Secretary-General: Message on International Migrants Day

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:32 am | United Nations

Migrants are integral members of society, contributing to mutual understanding and sustainable development in communities of both origin and destination. More >>

Human Rights Day

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:51 am | United Nations

GENEVA (9 December 2019) – This has been a year of tremendous activism – notably by young people. It is particularly fitting that this year we mark Human Rights Day during the crucial UN conference in Madrid to uphold climate justice. We owe a debt ... More >>

Ethiopia: UN expert praises reforms

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:49 am | United Nations

GENEVA / ADDIS ABABA (9 December 2019) – In a sharp break from a quarter century of repression, Ethiopia has embarked on a reform process that is both encouraging and fragile, and deserves international support, a UN human rights expert has found ... More >>

UN warns violence risks placing Iraq on dangerous trajectory

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 3:19 pm | United Nations

The top UN official in Iraq has strongly condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters in Baghdad on Friday night, which left a high number of deaths and injuries among innocent citizens, calling for the perpetrators to be “identified and brought to ... More >>

Brazil ‘milestone’ decision over Venezuelan refugees

Saturday, 7 December 2019, 11:56 am | United Nations

Brazil’s move to recognize thousands of refugees from crisis-wracked Venezuela through a new accelerated procedure, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. The decision by Brazil’s National Committee for Refugees (CONARE) on Thursday ... More >>

Measles ‘misinformation campaigns’ through social media

Friday, 6 December 2019, 1:08 pm | United Nations

Measles deaths and infections in 2019 are set to “substantially exceed” last year’s toll when more than 142,000 people died from the preventable disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. In a warning over dangerously low ... More >>

Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:30 am | United Nations

GENEVA (4 December 2019) – It is critically important for States to ensure the broadest public participation in decision-making about development action that affects them, says a group of UN human rights experts*. In a statement marking the 33rd anniversary ... More >>

Is the world ready to end the coal era?

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 12:30 pm | United Nations

Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector, heavily reliant on fossil fuels, is responsible ... More >>

Violence against women a barrier to peaceful future

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10:18 am | United Nations

Violence & abuse against women are among the world’s most horrific human rights violations, affecting 1 in every 3 women in the world. More >>

US pardons for accused war criminals

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 11:15 am | United Nations

A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human ... More >>

Middle East countries discuss nuclear-free zone

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:55 am | United Nations

Representatives from across the Middle East are meeting at UN Headquarters this week in efforts to negotiate a legally binding treaty establishing a regional zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. More >>

Anti-terror measures ‘linked to spike in child detentions'

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:39 am | United Nations

More than 5.4 million children are detained around the world, rights experts said on Monday, highlighting “aggressive” State counterterrorism measures for the spike in youngsters held for alleged links with armed conflict or national security ... More >>

Negotiations on regional drug plan

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 1:21 pm | United Nations

Bangkok (Thailand), 15 November 2019 – Ministers and senior officials from Mekong MOU countries – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam – and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have concluded two days of discussions ... More >>

Diversity is a form of wealth, not a factor of division

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:54 pm | United Nations

‘Diversity is a form of wealth, not a factor of division,’ UNESCO chief says ahead of International Day for Tolerance More >>

UN court will consider Ukraine allegations against Russia

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 12:02 pm | United Nations

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivers its judgment on the preliminary objections raised by the Russian Federation in the case concerning two international treaties on terrorism financing and racial discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation). More >>

US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:29 am | United Nations

In response to questions from reporters, the Spokesperson has the following to say: More >>

UN Syria envoy hails ‘impressive’ start to historic talks

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:57 pm | United Nations

UN-brokered face-to-face talks between the Syrian Government and opposition – the first to take place in nearly nine years of fighting – to draft a new constitution for the country, will continue into next week, the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, ... More >>

UN to study ‘new settlement areas’ plan for Syrian refugees

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:49 pm | United Nations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country’s offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove ... More >>

South Sudan: Appeal to free volunteer worker and child

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:39 pm | United Nations

The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers. More >>

When journalists are targeted, societies pay a price

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:32 pm | United Nations

“Without journalists able to do their jobs in safety, we face the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned in a statement released ahead of the International Day to End Impunity ... More >>



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