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Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and disaster (VIDEO)

Jan. 29, 2019 - Tens of millions of children living through conflict, disaster and other emergencies in dozens of countries urgently need protection, UN...

G20 lacks action but energy revolution still possible since the money is there

Sept. 7, 2016 - At the G20 leaders summit held over the weekend in China, climate change and tax avoidance were centre stage. The...

Libya must end “outrageous” auctions of enslaved people, UN experts insist

GENEVA November 30, 2017 - The Government of Libya must take urgent action to end the country’s trade in enslaved people, UN human rights...

UN independent expert urges Spanish Government to reverse decision on Catalan autonomy

GENEVA (25 October 2017) - The UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, is calling...

Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking...

Communities affected by Hidroituango dam in Colombia file complaint at Inter-American Development Bank

Washington, D.C. June 5, 2018 - Communities affected by the construction of the Hidroituango dam in Antioquia, Colombia, filed a complaint with the Independent...

Guttmacher-Lancet Commission Proposes Bold Agenda for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 9, 2018 - Today, the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights—a collaboration of global health, development and...

How Does Immigration Drive the Success of the Radical Right in Europe?

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2018 — Though elections in Austria, Germany and France in 2017 and recent electoral outcomes in Italy and Hungary have demonstrated...

Fighting famine: ‘Unprecedented crisis’ putting 20 million people at risk, warns UN agency

Aug. 14, 2017 - Twenty million people risk dying of hunger in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and the north-east of Nigeria, including 1.4 million...

New repressive laws in Russia attack press freedom

Sept. 24, 2018 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest attack on press freedom in Russia, where the Duma (the parliament) last week...

Over 200 Migrants Drown in Three Days in Mediterranean — Death Toll for 2018...

Geneva, July 2, 2018 – On Sunday (1/07), a small rubber boat packed with migrants capsized off AlKhums, east of Tripoli, with an estimated 41...

UN Security Council unanimously agrees to 30-day ceasefire in Syria

Feb. 26, 2018 - The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Saturday in favor of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, and demanded immediate...

General Assembly adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians, deploring Israel’s ‘excessive’ use of...

June 13, 2018 - In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for...

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...

Syria: Deadly School Attack Was Unlawful

Beirut, January 11, 2019 – A November 24, 2018 attack by Syrian government forces near an elementary school that killed six children, a teacher,...

Inhumane conditions in informal settlements a “global scandal”, says UN rights expert

NEW YORK, October 18, 2018 -  Ignoring almost 900 million people living in overcrowded informal settlements is a global human rights scandal that governments...

India must restore internet and social media networks in Jammu and Kashmir, say UN...

GENEVA (11 May 2017) –  India must immediately end its ban on social media networks and on mobile internet services in the State of...

Syria: WHO demands ‘unhindered access’ to site of suspected chemical attack

April 12, 2018 - The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that it has received reports that an estimated 500 patients at...

Syria: Life ‘living nightmare’ for children in East Ghouta, UNICEF chief warns

Feb. 9, 2018 - Following reports that dozens of children have been killed in violence this week alone in Syria, a senior United Nations...

Israeli security forces killed 290 Palestinians in 2018; most were victims of a reckless...

Jan. 17, 2019 - In 2018, Israeli security forces killed 290 Palestinians, including 55 minors. Of the casualties, 254 were killed in the Gaza...