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Myanmar refuses access to UN Special Rapporteur

GENEVA (20 December 2017) – The Government of Myanmar has informed UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee that all access to the country has been...

Killing the Messenger: High number of women among this year’s media casualties

Dec. 19, 2017 - 2017 saw an unusually high number of women among the 68 journalists killed doing their jobs this year, according to...

WMC Reporting Key to Arrest of Congolese Militiamen Convicted for Raping Nearly 50 Little...

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2017 — Twelve Congolese militiamen who raped nearly 50 young girls were convicted Wednesday in a historic and precedent-setting trial in...

Call for States to spearhead a new way of thinking, speaking and acting on...

GENEVA, December 18, 2017 – Migrants’ contribution to society needs to be fully recognized, and States should encourage discussions about them to be positive,...

Bermuda Senate Votes to Repeal Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 13 2017 — Today, the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, urged...

El Salvador: Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned after Obstetric Emergency is Denied Freedom

Dec. 13, 2017 - The San Salvador Second Tribunal of Sentence (Tribunal Segundo de Sentencia de San Salvador) has denied freedom to Teodora del...

World e-waste rises 8 percent by weight in 2 years as incomes rise, prices...

Dec. 13, 2017 - A new report on global e-waste - discarded products with a battery or plug - shows a staggering 44.7 million...

Global arms industry: First rise in arms sales since 2010, says SIPRI

Dec. 12, 2017 - Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion...

WHO Director General: Health is a fundamental human right

Dec. 10, 2017 - Statement of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General: “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one...

Ukraine: UN and partners seek $187 million amid humanitarian crisis that is ‘worse than...

December 7, 2017 – The humanitarian situation in war-torn eastern Ukraine is worse than ever, and people are at breaking point, the senior-most United...

WHO: Nearly half a million children in Yemen are starving

Sana'a, Dec. 7, 2017 - A young mother sits in the waiting room of the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana’a, desperately holding onto her 10-month...

Models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may be underestimating future warming

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 6, 2017 - The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with...

UNHCR study uncovers shocking sexual violence against Syrian refugee boys, men

December 6, 2017 - A study commissioned by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, into sexual violence against men and boys in the Syria crisis...

Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

GENEVA December 6, 2017 - Diphtheria is rapidly spreading among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WHO warned today. More than 110 suspected cases, including...

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...

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...

Colombia’s Climate Finance Tracking System Registers $6 Billion Worth of Action

November 29, 2017 - As in business and politics, it’s essential when dealing with climate action to follow the money. Acknowledging the benefits of...

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...

Iraq: Full justice for all sides is key to lasting peace, says UN expert...

BAGHDAD / GENEVA (27 November 2017) - The Government of Iraq must ensure that the military defeat of ISIL translates into a victory for...

Zeid hails momentous conviction of Ratko Mladic, the “epitome of evil”

GENEVA November 22, 2017 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has hailed the conviction of former Bosnian Serb army...