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UN: Venezuela Unfit for Rights Council Seat

New York, October 10, 2019 – Venezuela’s brutal crackdown on dissent, and its failure to tackle a humanitarian emergency that is largely of its...

IRC reacts to start of Turkish military operations in northeast Syria – concerned for...

October 10, 2019 - As the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria begins, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is deeply concerned about the lives and...

Hundreds of thousands in harm’s way in northern Syria

October 10, 2019 - The escalation of conflict in northern Syria risks causing more human suffering and adding new displacement to what is already...

Turkish Judicial Farce Must End With Acquittal Of Human Rights Defenders, Says Amnesty

Oct. 9, 2019 - More than two years after they were first detained, the honorary chair and the former Director of Amnesty International Turkey...

Brexit: recent UK proposals do not offer the safeguards the EU and Ireland need...

October 3, 2019 - On Wednesday 2/10, Michel Barnier debriefed the Members of EP Brexit Steering group on UK government's latest proposals. Following an...

IOM Warns of Reaching 1,000 Migrant Deaths on Mediterranean in 2019

Geneva, Oct. 1, 2019 – The recent spate of Mediterranean Sea tragedies along all three migratory routes have brought the number of confirmed fatalities in 2019 to...

U.S. Military Shows Appalling Disregard For Civilians Killed in Somalia Air Strike

Sept. 30, 2019 - An investigation by Amnesty International has revealed that three men killed in a U.S. military air strike in March after...

At UN, Cuba slams US ‘criminal’ practices undermining country’s development

Sept. 28, 2019 - At the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, the Foreign Minister of Cuba condemned the United States for imposing blockades...

UN child rights committee voices support for children campaigning on climate change

GENEVA September 27, 2019 - The United Nations Committee which monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Friday welcomed...

Starvation may force nations to war

DELHI, 26 September, 2019 − A stark warning that the exposure of more and more people to water scarcity, hunger and outright starvation may...

Tuvalu cultural survival at risk from climate change, says UN human rights expert

GENEVA / FUNAFUTI (25 September 2019) - The UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, has ended a fact-finding visit...

IPCC: Choices made now are critical for the future of our ocean and...

MONACO, Sept 25 – The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action...

WATCH: Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

Sept. 23, 2019 - Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps...

China: Harassment of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong must stop, say UN experts

GENEVA September 24, 2019 - UN human rights experts* have called upon China to immediately end harassment and surveillance of prominent human rights lawyer...

Poorest people get less than 1 cent per day to protect themselves from impacts...

September 23, 2019 - People living in the poorest countries receive around $3 per year – less than one cent per day - to...

IRC: 26 Million Refugees Missing from Sustainable Development Goals

New York, NY, September 23, 2019 – A new report from the International Rescue Committee indicates that the world’s refugee population is absent from...

Costa Rica named ‘UN Champion of the Earth’ for pioneering role in fighting climate...

September 20, 2019 - Costa Rica has received a 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honour, for its role in...

Shocking disregard for civilians as U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan adds to death toll

Sept. 19, 2019 Responding to the reported killing of numerous farmers in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan, on the same day that 20...

Two French climate models consistently predict a pronounced global warming

September 17, 2019 - The international climate science community is undertaking an extensive programme of numerical simulations of past and future climates. Its conclusions...

Brazil: Criminal Networks Target Rainforest Defenders (VIDEO)

São Paulo, September 17, 2019 -  Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is driven largely by criminal networks that use violence and intimidation against those...