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WMO verifies highest temperatures for Antarctic Region

GENEVA, March 2, 2017 - A World Meteorological Organization committee of experts has announced new records for the highest temperatures recorded in the Antarctic...

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge Governments

GENEVA 22 May 2017 – The world is at a watershed moment that could lead to greater dignity for everyone throughout their lives, but...

In Geneva, UN urges upholding human rights amid rising populism and extremism

Feb. 27, 2017 - Disregard for human rights is a “disease,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told the opening session of the UN...

Fracking pumps up public’s climate fears

LONDON, Oct. 17, 2016 - Public opposition to pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract gas from shale − the technique known...

Israel: Annual Construction Report 2016: Stark Increase in Settlement Construction

May 22, 2017 - Peace Now’s annual construction report reveals a 34% increase in construction starts throughout the West Bank during 2016, in comparison to...

New Refugees International Report on Local Groups Delivering Humanitarian Aid inside Syria

March 15, 2017 - Refugees International (RI) released a new report today, “Aid Inside Syria: Time to Go Small in a Bigger Way,” which advocates...

World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 12, 2017 - The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights...

Authoritarian regimes use rhetoric to legitimize their power, despite no progress with democracy

LAWRENCE, Nov. 30, 2016 - Leaders of authoritarian regimes in Central Asia have been able to use rhetoric to define their power as legitimate...

Paris agreement: MEPs ratify deal, push for entry into force

September 8, 2016 - The European Parliament should give its consent to the ratification of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, recommended Environment...

Disappointing ruling by EU’s highest court sets worrying global precedent for how we share...

September 8, 2016 – In a closely watched decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today ruled that the mere act...

Global climate target could net additional six million tons of fish annually

Dec. 27, 2016 - If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by...

Groundbreaking win for indigenous people in Colombia

February 9, 2017 - The Colombian Constitutional Court has found in favour of an indigenous peoples’ centuries-old fight for their territory, granting the petition...

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

May 8, 2017 - More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR,...

U.S. Dept. of Defense Gives Pharmaceutical Corporation Exclusive Rights on Taxpayer-Funded Zika Vaccine

NEW YORK, APRIL 25, 2017—The Department of Defense said it plans to give Sanofi Pasteur exclusive rights to a Zika vaccine candidate developed by...

New online portal helps WHO track global access to universal health coverage

Dec. 12, 2016 - Marking Universal Health Coverage Day, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new data portal to track...

100 ways Trump has threatened human rights in first 100 days (VIDEO)

April 25, 2017 - As the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close, Amnesty International has compiled a list...

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar – Winners of the 2016 Sakharov Prize for...

October 27, 2016 - The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz made the following statement on the awarding of the 2016 Sakharov Prize...

Next gen, ‘lightning’ fast global communication network on track for 2020 entry – UN...

Feb. 24, 2017 - A working group of the United Nations agency which coordinates telecommunication operations and services throughout the world completed today a...

Haitian Red Cross scales up water, sanitation and hygiene to contain cholera outbreak

Geneva / Panama, 11 October 2016 - Haitian Red Cross teams are urgently expanding water, sanitation and hygiene assistance to tackle a worsening cholera...

Turkey: UN report details allegations of serious rights violations in country’s southeast

March 10, 2017 - The UN human rights office today published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human...