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Scientists’ warning to humanity ‘most talked-about paper’

March 8, 2018 - A report on the Earth’s health, 25 years after an initial scientists’ warning to humanity signed by the majority of...

RSF issues SOS about violence against journalists in Venezuela

Aug. 3, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a campaign with a disturbing visual on social networks to draw the international public’s...

Syria: Sexual, gender-based violence a devastating, pervasive feature of the conflict

GENEVA, March 15, 2018 - For the past six and a half years, parties to the Syrian conflict have subjected thousands of women, girls,...

Millions may face protein deficiency as a result of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions

BOSTON, MA, Aug. 2, 2017 - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5% of...

New UN report reveals obstacles to combat impunity for conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine

Feb. 16, 2017 - Lack of laws, capacity and professional experience to effectively investigate and prosecute conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine is not only...

Using science to combat illegal wildlife trade

EAST LANSING, Mich. July 28, 2017 - Leading scientists from around the world convened this week at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in...

The Elders condemn US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital as grave risk to...

December 6, 2017 - The Elders today condemned US President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a...

Some 19 million newborns at risk of brain damage every year due to iodine...

March 1, 2018 - Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable...

Women Leaders Call On UN Secretary-General Guterres to Appoint Special Envoy to De-fuse Threat...

September 22, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s threat “to totally destroy North Korea,” at the United Nations General Assembly, nearly 300 women...

Australia: Adani mining billionaire given special treatment that risks threatened turtles

May 24, 2017 - On the eve of World Turtle Day 2017, Australians learnt of the Turnbull government’s plans to axe key environmental conditions...

UN human rights experts welcome resumption of power supplies to Gaza, caution more needs...

GENEVA January 10, 2018 - UN human rights experts have welcomed the announcement that power cuts imposed on Gaza for the past six months...

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...

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...

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...

Syria: UN Security Council must take decisive action after Idleb chemical attack, says Amnesty...

April 5, 2017 - Evidence gathered is suggesting a nerve agent was used in an air-launched chemical attack which killed more than 70 and...

No place for enforced disappearances in 2017, UN experts say

NEW YORK (20 October 2017) - Enforced disappearance should not exist in the 21st century, but reports of the “heinous” crime continue to be...

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...

UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in...

NEW YORK/GENEVA,  January 31, 2017 – 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from...

Indonesian Police Arrest Transgender Women

Jan. 30, 2018 - Indonesian police and Sharia (Islamic law) police jointly raided five hair salons owned by transgender women in Aceh province on...

UN rights chief calls for murder investigation after Philippine President admits to killing 3...

Dec. 20, 2016 - Stressing that the killing of “about three” people, which the President of the Philippines admitted to personally committing, while serving...