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UN chief launches new disarmament agenda ‘to secure our world and our future’

May 24, 2018 - The United Nations chief announced a bold new vision for global disarmament on Thursday, to help eliminate nuclear arsenals and...

Breezy to gusty winds on Saturday

February 10, 2018 - Gusty north winds and slightly cooler on Saturday. A chance of light showers over the mountains Monday. Another round of...

A victory for Macron and for the European Union – now it’s time to...

May 8, 2017 - Emmanuel Macron, the centrist independent running for the French presidency, has soundly defeated Marine Le Pen of the far-right National...

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

BERLIN, March 21, 2017 - Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with...

Doctors Without Borders Reiterates Critical Medical Need for Reproductive Health Services

NEW YORK, MARCH 2, 2017—As the “She Decides” initiative formally kicks off in Brussels today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stressing the...

US Holocaust Museum Expresses Deep Concern About Anti-Romani Violence and Antisemitism in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2018 – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum expresses deep concern regarding recent manifestations of intolerance and antisemitism in Ukraine...

Italy earthquake: Red Cross teams join search for quake survivors

Rome/Geneva, 24 August 2016: Search and rescue teams and sniffer dogs from the Italian Red Cross are on the ground following a 6.2 magnitude...

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...

Plastics leave permanent indestructible legacy

LONDON, July 24, 2017 - US scientists have calculated yet another item on the human shopping list that makes up the modern world: plastics....

New Stanford study: climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits

May 29, 2018 - Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N. Paris Agreement could cost the global economy tens of...

Life at the Frontlines of Indonesia’s Deforestation and Landgrabbing Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 23, 2017 - ‘Beyond Paper Promises,’ a new campaign and website launched today by Rainforest Action Network, provides a rare...

UN expert urges Turkey to release detainees amid “grave concern” about free speech

GENEVA/ANKARA, Nov. 18, 2016 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today expressed deep...

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Pattern of unlawful killings reveals shocking disregard for human life

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2016 - Nearly a year on from a bloody spike in violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) Israeli...

Polluters must pick up tab for damage to planet: UN environment chief

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept. 19, 2017 - Turning the planet's environmental fortunes around is achievable if businesses, politicians and citizens work towards a common goal,...

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...

Acceptance of LGBT people and rights has increased around the world

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2018 – New research from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law finds average levels of acceptance for LGBT...

French billionaire’s elephant-hunting safaris implicated in “Pygmy” abuses

Nov. 2, 2016 - Survival International has learned that an elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by a French billionaire has been implicated in human...

Trump’s New Refugee Order Renews Old Harms, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2017 - United States President Donald Trump’s new executive order significantly curtailing the US refugee program would inflict similar harms...

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Calls for Better Access to Reproductive Health Services

Oct. 25, 2017 - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—the principal human rights body for the Americas—released a statement that underscores how laws criminalizing abortion...

How science has shaped the international response to climate change

Nov 8, 2017 - The Royal Meteorological Society is publishing a special issue in Weather focused on the science of climatic change. One article in the...