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France/UK: Protect Children Before Calais Closes

Calais, October 21, 2016 – France and the United Kingdom should ensure that all unaccompanied children in informal migrant camps in Calais receive adequate...

Afghanistan: Forces Linked to Vice President Terrorize Villagers

New York, July 31, 2016 ­– The Afghan government should prosecute militia members responsible for killings and other abuses against civilians in Afghanistan’s northern...

G20 lacks action but energy revolution still possible since the money is there

Sept. 7, 2016 - At the G20 leaders summit held over the weekend in China, climate change and tax avoidance were centre stage. The...

WMO: 2016 is set to break even the temperature records of 2015

Nov. 14, 2016 - It is very likely that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, with global temperatures even higher than the...

Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after 70-year reign

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died aged 88, ending seven decades on the throne during which he became a unifying father figure and rare...

Outrageous attack on funeral makes international investigation into Yemen even more vital – Zeid

GENEVA October 10, 2016 - Describing the attack on a funeral in Sana’a on Saturday as “outrageous”, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid...

Iraq: Airstrike Hit Clinic, 8 Civilians Died

Beirut, November 29, 2016 – An airstrike targeting Islamic State, also known as ISIS, fighters hit a clinic south of Mosul on October 18,...

Green transformation ‘unstoppable’ as countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases – UN

Oct. 17, 2016 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have welcomed the landmark deal struck today by nearly 200...

M7.8 earthquake 58 mi NNE of Christchurch, New Zealand

November 13, 2016 - The earthquake happened in New Zealand , County of Canterbury. The nearest places are Waiau, Rotherham, Phoebe, Ethelton, Mina, Spotswood,...

UN agency seeks $813 million to support Palestine refugees fleeing Syria and Occupied Palestinian...

Jan. 9, 2017 - With Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem – and those who have fled the conflict in...

Iraq: Ban Abusive Militias From Mosul Operation

Beirut, July 31, 2016 – Iraqi military commanders should prevent militias with records of serious abuses from taking part in planned military operations for...

Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking...

Time to get tough on human trafficking and sex slavery

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 12, 2016 - After Amira’s husband was killed in the Syrian war, she found herself adrift in Lebanon. Barred from...

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar – Winners of the 2016 Sakharov Prize for...

October 27, 2016 - The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on the awarding of the 2016 Sakharov Prize...

New record: Translations of Universal Declaration of Human Rights pass 500

GENEVA, Nov. 2, 2016 - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, already the world’s most translated document, is now available in more than 500...

Human rights under increasing attack worldwide

GENEVA December 9, 2016 - Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United...

UN conference adopts ‘Cancun Declaration,’ ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

Dec. 5, 2016 - More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate...

Children caught in the crossfire of the battle for Mosul suffer horrific injuries and...

Dec. 22, 2016 - The desperate plight of a generation of children is in the balance as the bloody battle for the city of...

Honduras: Killing of rights defenders highlight perils they face, says UN rights office

Aug. 22, 2016 - With at least eight human rights defenders killed in Honduras this year, two United Nations and international rights experts said...

Cities, Towns, Regions Partner to Achieve Paris Goals

MARRAKECH, Nov. 10, 2016 - Cities, towns and regions are making big impacts in implementing their climate commitments by acting locally and partnering globally,...