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World Leprosy Day: UN expert calls on States to end discrimination against affected women...

GENEVA (24 January 2020) – Hundreds of thousands of women and children affected by leprosy suffer from informal segregation and institutionalized neglect...

World Court Rules Against Myanmar on Rohingya

Brussels, January 23, 2020 – The International Court of Justice (ICJ) order on January 23, 2020 directing Myanmar to prevent all genocidal...

Commemorating 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, UN experts call for urgent action...

GENEVA (23 January 2020) – States must take urgent and effective steps to monitor antisemitic incidents, ensure accountability for perpetrators of violence,...

Doomsday Clock Changed: It Is Now 100 Seconds From Midnight – Twin Threats of...

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 23, 2020 – The iconic Doomsday Clock symbolizing the gravest perils facing humankind is now closer to midnight...

Large aircraft incident, New South Wales

Editor's note: Statement released by National Council for Fire and Emergency Services, AFAC and the National Aerial Fire Fighting Centre (NAFC) Australia

United States Sends Additional Fire Crews Australian Bushfire Response

Boise, Idaho January 22, 2020 - As wildfires continue to burn in Australia, the United States is sending additional U.S. Department of...

New public-opinion poll calls for better climate education and urgent upskilling

Geneva, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 – A global survey of public opinion published today by the World Economic Forum finds that the...

Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

© Chor Sokunthea / World Bank GENEVA, Jan. 20, 2020 -  Almost half a billion people are working...

Historic UN Human Rights case opens door to climate change asylum claims

GENEVA (21 January 2020) – In its first ruling on a complaint by an individual seeking asylum from the effects of climate...

Feeding the world without wrecking the planet is possible

January 20, 2020 - Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet – causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and...

World’s 22 richest men have more wealth than all the women in Africa

January 20, 2020 - The 22 richest men in the world have more wealth than all 325 million women in Africa, Oxfam...

Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

Geneva, 17 January 2020 – Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to...

Syria: Bachelet condemns continued killings and displacements despite ‘ceasefire’

GENEVA (17 January 2020) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today condemned the continued killing and displacement of...

Injured civilians attacked while being rushed to hospital for life saving care in IRC...

January 16, 2020, Juba, South Sudan — After fighting broke out between two opposing groups in  Panyijar County, South Sudan, an IRC...

Nuclear power ‘cannot rival renewable energy'

LONDON, January 15, 2020 - Nuclear power is in terminal decline worldwide and will never make a serious contribution to tackling climate...

Study: Humanity's footprint is squashing world's wildlife

NEW YORK, January 14, 2020 - A new study says that the planet's wildlife is increasingly under the boot of humanity.

Report: Online advertising industry is behind illegal collection, indiscriminate use of personal data

January 14, 2020 - The online advertising industry is behind comprehensive illegal collection and indiscriminate use of personal data, research from the...

"Brazen and shameless": outrage as controversial Indian mining company opens tribal school

January 14, 2020 - A controversial Indian mining company whose operations threaten lands, forests and sacred sites vital to thousands of tribal...

Australia ablaze: Up close and in your face

Jan. 14,  2020: One of today’s most respected climate scientists is Michael Mann. On 1 January The Guardian published his eyewitness account...

Why we are not engaging with the G20's civil society process in 2020?

Jan. 14, 2020 - A joint public statement from Amnesty International, CIVICUS and Transparency International The annual G20 summit...