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Signaling more independence from the US, the World Bank phases out its support for...

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron. AP Photo/Francois Mori Jason Kirk, Elon University January 18, 2018 - The World Bank, which...

World Meteorological Organization confirms 2017 among the three warmest years on record

January 18, 2018 - In a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, 2015, 2016 and...

Democracy in Crisis: Freedom House Releases Freedom in the World 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2018 - Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as America’s democratic standards...

Refusal to free two journalists signals end of rule of law in Turkey

Jan. 16, 2018 - The journalists Şahin Alpay and Mehmet Altan are still in prison, four days after Turkey’s constitutional court ordered their release....

Botswana condemns remarks made by President Trump

January 12, 2018 - The Ministry of International Affairs & Cooperation wishes to inform the public and the international community that the Government of...

UN human rights experts welcome resumption of power supplies to Gaza, caution more needs...

GENEVA January 10, 2018 - UN human rights experts have welcomed the announcement that power cuts imposed on Gaza for the past six months...

UN Environment and WHO agree to major collaboration on environmental health risks

Nairobi January 10, 2018 - UN Environment and WHO have agreed a new, wide-ranging collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that...

Syria: Zeid condemns upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib

GENEVA January 10, 2018 - UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta...

Chinese regime’s true face – one of the worst free speech predators

Jan. 9, 2018 - As the Chinese government tries to project the image of a modern, powerful nation with a great future for French...

Scandal of luxury yachts built in the UK with illegitimate Burmese teak

LONDON,Jan. 8, 2018 -  As the London Boat Show opens this week (10-14 January) the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) warned that two of...

Doctors Without Borders: Trump Decision to End TPS for Salvadorans Puts Lives at Risk

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 8, 2018 - The decision by the Trump Administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans living...

From cardboard boxes to one-way bus tickets: How cities are tackling homelessness

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2018 - From portable cardboard tents to one-way bus tickets out of town, cities' efforts to tackle homelessness have been met...

RSF: Three years after Charlie tragedy, death still threatens “blaspheming” journalists

Jan. 5, 2018 - On the eve of the third anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the fact that...

Study predicts a significantly drier world at 2ºC

Jan. 2, 2017 - Over a quarter of the world’s land could become significantly drier if global warming reaches 2ºC - according to new...

Children under attack at shocking scale in conflicts around the world, says UNICEF

NEW YORK, December 29, 2017 – Children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at a shocking scale throughout the year,...

Statement on Behalf of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, on Mounting Civilian...

SANA'A, Dec. 28, 2017 - I remain deeply disturbed by mounting civilian casualties caused by escalated and indiscriminate attacks throughout Yemen. Initial reports from the...

Philippines: IFRC warns of worsening conditions following deadly Tropical Storm Tembin

Manila/Kuala Lumpur December 26, 2017 - Four days after tropical storm Tembin made landfall in Mindanao, thousands of survivors are still in desperate need...

RSF condemns legal action against the BBC and the Guardian over Paradise Papers leaks

Dec. 20, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders - known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF) - condemns the proceedings filed by offshore law firm...

Austrian Coalition Puts Europe’s Human Rights Values to the Test

December 20, 2017 - Over the weekend, Austria’s radical populist right Freedom Party (FPÖ) became part of the governing coalition, gaining control of the...

Myanmar refuses access to UN Special Rapporteur

GENEVA (20 December 2017) – The Government of Myanmar has informed UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee that all access to the country has been...