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Mexico must end pattern of discrimination against indigenous peoples – UN expert

GENEVA November 20, 2017 - The UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has urged Mexico to achieve an equal and respectful...

Israel: ACRI, Peace Now and Yesh Din Petition the High Court against the Expropriation...

March 5, 2017 - ACRI, Peace Now and Yesh Din submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice today, on behalf of 27...

Supporting Syrian refugees not only an act ‘of generosity’ but also of ‘enlightened self-interest’...

March 28, 2017 - Visiting the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan that is hosting about 80,000 Syrian refugees, the United Nations chief urged the...

Russia: Authorities Try to Silence Dissent, Anti-Corruption Protests

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2017 -   In response to Russian police arresting hundreds of people in anti-corruption protests across the country on March 26,...

Troubled waters: The Mediterranean is becoming even more deadly for migrants

MISRATA, CATANIA, Aug. 29, 2016 - Kristy is IRIN Migration Editor. Tom is a freelance journalist based in Libya and a regular IRIN contributor "I was...

From cardboard boxes to one-way bus tickets: How cities are tackling homelessness

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2018 - From portable cardboard tents to one-way bus tickets out of town, cities' efforts to tackle homelessness have been met...

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...

The Elders call for dialogue and restraint over Catalonia crisis

October 8, 2017 - The Elders today expressed their deep concern at the recent violent confrontation in Catalonia and urged both sides to pursue...

Venezuela at breaking point as opposition leaders seized from homes

Aug. 1, 2017 - The seizure of two opposition leaders in Caracas late last night is a telling sign that the Maduro administration is...

Israel renders 53 Palestinians homeless in August heat; 2016 home demolition rate highest since...

Aug. 12, 2016 - The spate of demolitions in the West Bank continues in full swing: in the past week and half, since the...

Civil society organizations welcome that Paris Agreement will enter into force in a month

Oct. 4, 2016 - Climate Action Network, a network of over 1100 civil society organizations in 120 countries, working to fight climate change hails...

Human rights groups ask UN to investigate U.S. border policies on cell phones, social...

NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 16, 2017 -  More than two dozen human rights and civil liberties groups wrote to United Nations experts requesting a...

Democracy in Crisis: Freedom House Releases Freedom in the World 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2018 - Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as America’s democratic standards...

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...

Children paying the heaviest price as man-made conflict in Yemen enters third year –...

March 27, 2017 - As the escalation of the conflict in Yemen enters its third year this week, the top United Nations humanitarian official...

WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

GENEVA, Feb. 27, 2017 - WHO today published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria...

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,...

Tens of thousands of women and children are fleeing from South Sudan to Sudan

Nairobi/Geneva, 30 May 2017 – Tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children have crossed the border into Sudan since the beginning of...

Eight leading science and engineering societies express concern for welfare of Turkish scientific community,...

Aug. 3, 2016 - As the Turkish government restores order after the failed coup, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and...

New IRC research: pre-teen and teenage girls in humanitarian settings overwhelmingly suffer abuse by...

New York, NY, November 27, 2017 — New research by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), in partnership with Columbia University, shows pre-teen and teenage...