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German responses to terror range from cautious to conspiratorial

July 31, 2016 - Until this month, Germany had been spared from terrorist attacks with momentous losses of life. Since July 18, four attacks have...

Iraq: Fast-tracking executions will only accelerate injustice – Zeid

GENEVA/BAGHDAD August 1, 2016 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday expressed serious concern at the creation of...

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...

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...

If evicting people were an Olympic event, Brazil would win gold

August 2, 2016 - Rumour has it that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen will be robbed during the opening ceremony for Rio 2016. It will, of...

In Iraq, UNICEF Ambassador Ewan McGregor urges help for children ‘ripped from their homes’

Aug. 2, 2016 - Just back from crisis-riven northern Iraq, were he visited refugee camps for Iraqi and Syrian families and children, actor Ewan...

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...

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF

NEW YORK, October 11, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours...

MEPs urge EU Commission to press for full US-EU visa reciprocity

Dec. 15, 2016 - The EU Commission should comply with EU law by temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for US citizens, so as to encourage...

Honouring Holocaust victims, UN chief Guterres pledges to battle anti-Semitism, all forms of hatred

Jan. 27, 2017 - The world has a duty to remember that the Holocaust was a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people and...

Israel: ACRI, Peace Now and Yesh Din Petition the High Court against the Expropriation...

March 5, 2017 - ACRI, Peace Now and Yesh Din submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice today, on behalf of 27...

Trump Administration Guts Funding to UN Population Fund

April 4, 2017 - This week the U.S. State Department announced its decision to eliminate vital support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),...

India must restore internet and social media networks in Jammu and Kashmir, say UN...

GENEVA (11 May 2017) –  India must immediately end its ban on social media networks and on mobile internet services in the State of...

New analysis commissioned by UN identifies global hotspots for water conflict

CORVALLIS, Ore. July 17, 2017  - More than 1,400 new dams or water diversion projects are planned or already under construction and many of...

Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns

Sept. 21, 2017 - Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has...

WMO: 2017 among the three warmest years recorded

LONDON, Nov. 6, 2017 - For all of us, as 2017 proves one of the three warmest years on record, climate change presents a...

Israel: Don’t Lock Up Asylum Seekers

Jerusalem, January 22, 2018 – Israeli authorities should abandon a new policy that could lead to the indefinite detention of thousands of Eritrean and...

Gaza requires changed political reality, renewed commitment to avoid total collapse

March 16, 2018 - The lack of a political process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian...

Rising Hostility to Media Threatens Real Democracy

May 3, 2018 - “Enemy of the people” is how more than 50 percent of Republicans see the media, according to a US poll....

Iceland’s lone fin whaling company resumes hunting of endangered whales after 3-year hiatus

June 20, 2018 - Harpoons are being trained on endangered fin whales in Icelandic waters for the first time in three years this summer. Kristjan...