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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...

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake southeast of Norcia, Italy

August 23, 2016 - The August 24, 2016 M 6.2 earthquake southeast of Norcia, Italy, occurred as the result of shallow normal faulting on...

WHO report warns global actions and investments to end TB epidemic are falling far...

Geneva/Washington¦13 October 2016 - New data published by the World Health Organization  (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report show that countries need...

Less than 3% of five million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries

Dec. 19, 2016 - Less than three per cent of the nearly five million refugees living in Syria’s neighbouring states have been resettled in...

UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in...

NEW YORK/GENEVA,  January 31, 2017 – 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from...

Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report...

GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017 - The ILO-Gallup report, “Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men ”, provides a...

US China Summit: Rolling back human rights will unleash a more dangerous world

April 5, 2017 - Any absence of human rights from the agenda of the first meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping,...

UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on...

GENEVA, May 16, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael...

Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

EAST LANSING, Mich. July 28, 2017 - Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in...

Indian Ocean’s growing vulnerability to natural disasters calls for more investment in preparedness

Moroni/Geneva, 26 September 2017—Thousands of lives in the Union of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles remain at risk due to the region’s increasing vulnerability...

New UN report finds that without obstacles Occupied Palestinian Territory’s economy could easily double...

Sept. 12, 2016 - The economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory could easily produce twice the gross domestic product (GDP) it generates now, while...

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,...

Conviction of Israeli soldier must pave the way for justice for unlawful killings, says...

Jan. 5, 2017 - The conviction of an Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian man involved in a knife attack in Hebron as...

New UN report reveals obstacles to combat impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine

Feb. 16, 2017 - Lack of laws, capacity and professional experience to effectively investigate and prosecute conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine is not only...

Foreign aid benefits America – now is no time to cut it, says International...

NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2017 - The International Rescue Committee, which provides humanitarian aid in 40 countries and resettles security-vetted refugees to 28...