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Plan A: Simulation for a plausible escalating nuclear war between the US and Russia...

September 17, 2019 - SGS developed a new simulation for a plausible escalating war between the United States and Russia using realistic nuclear force...

Global warming hot spots pass safe limit

LONDON, September 15, 2019 − By land and sea, some of the planet’s hot spots are already above the temperature agreed by scientists and...

PHR: UN Plan to Investigate Recent Attacks on Health Care in Syria Woefully Insufficient

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2019 – The United Nations Secretary-General’s newly-formed Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate attacks on UN-supported facilities in northwest Syria...

India: Free Kashmiris Arbitrarily Detained

New York, September 16, 2019 – Indian authorities should immediately release detained Kashmiris who have not been charged with a recognizable offense, Human Rights...

Data on Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley Annexation Map

September 11, 2019 - For the first time in history, a prime minister in Israel presented a map indicating that his vision is that...

Amnesty chief urges schools to let children take part in climate strikes

Sept. 11, 2019 - Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Kumi Naidoo, has written a personal plea to more than 30,000 schools around the world today...

How can we feed the world without overwhelming the planet?

Sept. 11, 2019 - Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. The...

Amazon Fires Inspire Global Day of Action to Hold Politicians and Corporations Accountable

OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 10, 2019 - Following dozens of demonstrations across five continents advocating for the protection and preservation of the Amazon rainforest and its...

Hong Kong police hit journalists covering protests with tear gas and pepper spray

Taipei, September 9, 2019 - Hong Kong police must cease their unprovoked use of tear gas and pepper spray against journalists covering protests in...

Deal or No Deal, Brexit Poses “Serious Human Rights Concerns”

Sept. 9, 2019 - The on-going uncertainty around Brexit poses serious human rights issues, Amnesty International said today. While Amnesty does not take a position...

Bolivian Government Must Suspend Presidential Decree and Investigate Causes of Forest Fires

September 9, 2019 - In an open letter published today, Amnesty International called on the government of President Evo Morales to suspend the July...

France: Immigrant Children Being Denied Protection (VIDEO)

Paris, September 5, 2019 – Unaccompanied children arriving in France’s Alpine region undergo flawed age assessment procedures that deny many access to needed protection,...

Inter-American Development Bank washes its hands of responsibility for dangerous Hidroituango dam in Columbia

Washington, DC, Sept. 4, 2019 - Last month, the Board and management of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced it would not approve an...

Fetching water increases risk of childhood death

Sept. 3, 2019 - Water fetching is associated with poor health outcomes for women and children, including a higher risk of death – according...

Yemen: Collective failure, collective responsibility – UN expert report

GENEVA, Sept. 3, 2019 - A UN report on Yemen released on Tuesday details a host of possible war crimes committed by various parties...

Discriminatory Measures Undermine Palestinian Representation in Knesset

August 3, 2019 - Palestinians elected to Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, are being targeted by discriminatory regulations and legislation that undermine their ability to...

WMO seasonal update indicates above-average temperatures

September 3, 2019 - Average sea surface and land temperatures across large parts of the world are forecast to be above normal in September-November,...

Teen activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York by boat, putting ‘climate crisis’ in...

August 28, 2019 - After a two-week sail across the Atlantic, youth climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in the Big Apple on Wednesday to...

IOM-UNHCR: Situation of Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants Needs Greater Global Attention

Geneva, August 29, 2019 - The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela has now reached 4.3 million and is growing by the day....

States must act on ‘disappearances’ of migrants, say UN experts

GENEVA August 29, 2019 - Progressively more precarious movements of migrants undertaking long and perilous journeys – often as a result of States’ rigid...