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World Leaders Issue Proclamation Underlining ‘Irreversible’ Momentum at UN Climate Conference

MARRAKECH, Nov. 21, 2016 - Countries accelerated global climate action across a broad range of areas at the 2016 UN climate change conference as...

Over 180 Tibet groups condemn Larung Gar demolitions in joint statement

Oct. 19, 2016 - Over 180 Tibetan organisations from around the world have condemned the ongoing removals and demolitions at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy...

More than 1.5 million people without running water in Aleppo for five days

October 5, 2016 - More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo have been without running water for five days, as battles rage around key...

WMO confirms 2016 as hottest year on record, about 1.1°C above pre-industrial era

January 18, 2017 - The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according...

South Africa Signals ICC Withdrawal

Johannesburg, October 21, 2016 – South Africa’s government communicated its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to the United Nations secretary-general on...

UN experts call on Malaysia to stop targeting human rights defenders under national security...

GENEVA, December 9, 2016 - Malaysia must protect all of its human rights defenders instead of targeting them under national security legislation, said today...

On World Day against Death Penalty, Ban says practice ‘has no place in the...

Oct. 10, 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called the death penalty a cruel and inhumane practice – one that 65 countries...

Secretary of State Nominee Tillerson’s Answers Extremely Concerning, Says Amnesty

Jan. 11, 2017 - Following the first day of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang...

Precedent-setting step toward justice in civil suit against Tahoe Resources in Canada for violence...

GUATEMALA, Jan. 27, 2017 - Canadian and US civil society organizations wholeheartedly welcome a British Columbia Court of Appeals’ decision that Vancouver is the...

Peru: Last female speaker of indigenous Amazonian language murdered

December 29, 2016 - The last female speaker of the Resígaro language has been murdered in Peru. Her body was found decapitated at her...

In parts of Asia and Middle East, female genital mutilation a hidden ritual

LONDON, Jan. 30, 2017 - FGM survivors in India and Singapore recently broke the silence around the practice in their communities, while research shows...

Israel: New interactive documentary by B’Tselem offers virtual tour behind the invisible walls of...

February 16, 2017 - B’Tselem released a new interactive documentary entitled “The Invisible Walls of Occupation”. Viewers are invited on a virtual tour of...

Trade and investment agreements block progress on agroecology and food sovereignty

Oct. 17, 2016 - On World Food Day, a new report from Friends of the Earth International finds that current strategies to raise investment...

Only one out of six children under the age of two worldwide receives adequate...

Oct. 14, 2016 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has issued a new report today with the alarming statistic that five out of...

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...

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

Oct. 13, 2016 - The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations...

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...

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...

WHO scales up response to critical trauma needs as plans for West Mosul operations...

Erbil, Iraq, 30 January 2017 – The Government of France, through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, has swiftly responded to an appeal by...

Green transformation ‘unstoppable’ as countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases – UN

Oct. 17, 2016 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have welcomed the landmark deal struck today by nearly 200...