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WMO: Increased research, observation crucial to efforts to continue to protect the ozone layer...

April 3, 2017 - Top ozone experts from around the world highlighted the need for increased research and observations to inform policy on ozone...

In ‘wake-up call’ to Asia-Pacific, UN report urges region to do more to achieve...

Dec. 6, 2016 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a report that outlines declining progress towards defeating hunger in...

UK: Manchester Arena Attack

London, May 23, 2017 – Following the attack at the Manchester Arena on the night of May 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch issued the...

Journalists covering the refugee crisis affected by moral injury

July 4, 2017 - Journalists covering the refugee crisis have been affected by moral injury, according to a report today by the International News...

M7.8 earthquake 58 mi NNE of Christchurch, New Zealand

November 13, 2016 - The earthquake happened in New Zealand , County of Canterbury. The nearest places are Waiau, Rotherham, Phoebe, Ethelton, Mina, Spotswood,...

Nigeria: Military Raids Newspaper, Detains Staff

Abuja, January 8, 2019 – Government security forces’ January 6, 2019 raid on the Daily Trust newspaper’s offices and the arrest of staff members,...

Russia: New Legislation Attacks Internet Anonymity

MOSCOW, Aug. 1, 2017 - Two new laws in Russia jeopardize the privacy and security of internet users and aim to further control Russians’...

Russia: Broken Promises for Investigations of Civilian Casualties in Syria

BEIRUT, Feb. 19, 2017 - The Russian government appears to be breaking its promises to investigate civilian casualties from airstrikes in Syria, Human Rights...

War crimes committed by all parties in battle for Aleppo – UN-mandated inquiry on...

March 1, 2017 - The battle late last year for control over Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo was a stage of unrelenting violence, with civilians on...

The weather in January: a month of extremes

February 1, 2019 - The month of January has been marked by high impact weather in many parts of the world, including dangerous and...

Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military Courts

March 23, 2018 - B’Tselem published a new report – Minors in Jeopardy: Violation of the Rights of Palestinian Minors by Israel’s Military Courts...

Israel: Human Rights Watch Official’s Deportation Reinstated

Jerusalem, April 16, 2019 – An Israeli court on April 16, 2019 upheld the Israeli government’s order to deport Omar Shakir, the Human Rights...

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges – UN report

Aug. 27, 2018 - The development follows the release of a report into the circumstances surrounding the mass exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya...

Report: G20 countries set to invest over $1.6 trillion in ‘fossil gas,’ jeopardizing Paris...

BARILOCHE, Argentina, June 12, 2018 — As G20 energy ministers gather in Argentina, a new report out today entitled ‘Debunked: The G20 Clean Gas...

New interactive scenario explorer for 1.5°C pathways

Oct. 15, 2018 - IIASA and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) have made the scenarios underlying last week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

French counter-terrorism bill lacks press freedom safeguards

Sept. 12, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges France’s legislators not to sacrifice press freedom to security concerns in the bill to “reinforce...

Lithuania/Romania: Ruling Highlights CIA Torture Complicity

Paris, May 31, 2018 – The European Court of Human Rights on May 31, 2018, issued two key judgments that underscore the ongoing impunity...

Myanmar: Forced starvation of Rohingya highlights danger of premature returns

March 6, 2018 - Reacting to the UN’s claim that Myanmar is continuing its campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya including through “forced starvation”,...

Study: When more women make decisions, the environment wins

March 22, 2019 - When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more—particularly when offered financial incentives to...

UN ready to discuss ‘possible forms of support’ to further inter-Korean peace efforts

May 2 2018 - Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the United Nations stands ready to discuss “possible forms of support” to further inter-Korean...