Thursday, December 13 2018

World

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

Nov. 19, 2018 - Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair...

Four years into its #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness, UNHCR calls for more resolute...

Formerly stateless Makonde community member Amina shows off her Kenyan identity card, Kwale, Kenya, March 2017.  © UNHCR/Modesta Ndubi

Democratic leaders give historic commitment based on Declaration on Information and Democracy

Nov. 13, 2018  - In a historic step in the context of the Paris Peace...

Inequality exacerbates hunger, malnutrition and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean

Santiago de Chile/Panama City, Nov. 7, 2018 - Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have ...

Montreal Protocol assessment reveals healing ozone, untapped potential for climate action

Quito, 5 November 2018 –The latest Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion reveals a healing ozone layer, global warming reduction potential, and options...

Looming famine in Yemen could put two million mothers at risk of death –...

Nov. 2, 2018 - The critical difficulties in accessing food in Yemen, and other hardships caused by the ongoing conflict, could lead to the...

Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

HOBART, Tasmania, Nov. 2, 2018 - Greenpeace International has slammed the Antarctic Ocean Commission (CCAMLR) for “failing its mandate” following a meeting in Hobart,...

Neo-Nazism and nationalist populism fuel hatred and intolerance, says UN expert

NEW YORK, November 1, 2018 – Social media and other digital platforms are being used to disseminate hate speech and incite violence, as well...

Bitcoin can push global warming above 2 degrees C in a couple decades

Oct. 30, 2018 - A new University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change finds that if...

Reducing methane emissions can play a key-role in reducing ozone worldwide

Oct. 30, 2018 - A new JRC report points to inexpensive and profitable solutions to reduce methane emissions in the energy, waste, wastewater and...

CPJ: Impunity in the murders of journalists emboldens censorship

New York, October 29, 2018 - A lack of justice in the murders of journalists creates an entrenched climate of censorship, the Committee to...

China’s ‘legal trade’ announcement could sound the death knell for tigers and rhinos

Oct. 29, 2018 - The Government of China today (29 October) revealed that it allows commercial trade in tiger bone and rhino horn from...

Leading journalists demand justice for Jamal Khashoggi

Oct. 29, 2018 - Leading journalists from around the world pay tribute to Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian journalist who was murdered by Saudi...

Russia: Report: Unaddressed Domestic Violence Puts Women at Risk

Moscow, October 25, 2018 – Russian authorities often fail to protect women from domestic violence, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today....

UN experts call on Saudi Arabia to halt death sentences on children

GENEVA October 29, 2018 - UN human rights experts* are urging Saudi Arabia to immediately halt the execution of six individuals sentenced to death...

10 Questions the Saudi Crown Prince Needs to Answer

Beirut, October 28, 2018 – Saudi Arabia’s admission that government representatives killed Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate on October 2, 2018 has sparked...

European Parliament: MEPs demand end to EU arms exports to Saudi Arabia

October 26, 2018 - Following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the European Parliament calls on EU countries to unite and impose an EU-wide...

UBS/PwC Billionaires Report 2018: Total billionaire wealth grows 19 percent to a record USD...

Zurich/London, Oct. 26, 2018 - Billionaires’ wealth enjoyed its greatest-ever increase in 2017, rising 19 percent to USD 8.9 trillion shared among 2,158 individuals....

Mexico: Amnesty International to observe authorities’ response to Honduran caravan

Oct. 24, 2018 - An Amnesty International delegation will travel to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas from 23 to 26 October to document...

North Korea: We must learn from past that human rights are central to lasting...

NEW YORK, October 24, 2018 - A UN expert on North Korea said there had not been any substantial improvement in human rights in...