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UNICEF: Over 392,000 children will be born worldwide on New Year’s Day

NEW YORK, January 1, 2020 – An estimated 392,078 babies will be born around the world on New Year’s Day, according to...

Bank of England unveils climate stress test

LONDON, 1 January, 2020 – The warming world means climate stress now permeates every part of society. And so an entire financial...

Climate signals detected in global weather

January 2, 2020 - Searched for and found: climate researchers can now detect the fingerprint of global warming in daily weather observations...

Water, food and shelter first priorities in communities devastated by Typhoon Phanfone

December 27, 2019 - Coastal communities hit by Typhoon Phanfone urgently need food, clean water and shelter, Oxfam warned today. Many of...

Pakistan blasphemy death sentence for Junaid Hafeez is “travesty of justice”- UN experts

GENEVA (27 December 2019) – UN human rights experts* have condemned the death sentence handed down by a court in Pakistan to...

Syria: No safe place for civilians in Idlib

December 26, 2019—The Syrian government and its allies have intensified their offensive on Syria’s Idlib province, which has been largely controlled by...

Khashoggi murder: Saudi sentences anything but justice, says expert

GENEVA December 26, 2019 - A UN human rights expert* expressed double shock at the death sentences handed down to five people...

Khashoggi verdict in Saudi Arabia a whitewash

December 23, 2019 - Responding to a Saudi Arabian court’s sentencing of five people to death and three others to prison for the...

Bachelet welcomes top court’s landmark decision to protect human rights from climate change

GENEVA (20 December 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday applauded a landmark decision by the Supreme...

Forced Child Labor Case Filed Against Tech Giants for Aiding Extreme Abuse of Children...

December 19, 2019 - IRAdvocates filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of 14 Doe Plaintiffs who are either guardians...

Humanitarian assistance urgently needed in neglected areas of North Kivu province, DRC

Kinshasa, December 18, 2019—A neglected humanitarian crisis is affecting hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the southern part of North Kivu...

Parliament strongly condemns ‘‘LGBTI-free zones’’ in Poland

December 18, 2019 - MEPs urge the Commission to condemn all public acts of discrimination against LGBTI people, notably the development of...

RSF's worldwide roundup of journalists killed, detained, held hostage in 2019

December 17, 2019 - RSF USA’s analysis of the statistics collected in the 2019 Roundup shows that more journalists were deliberately targeted, murdered,...

Syria, Mexico deadliest countries for journalists in 2019

New York, December 17, 2019--The number of journalists killed in the line of duty fell in 2019 to the lowest level in...

More than a Lifetime Away: World Faces 100-Year Wait for Gender Parity

Geneva, Switzerland, December 17, 2019– The time it will take to close the gender gap narrowed to 99.5 years in 2019. While...

People promise to take to the streets as world leaders leave UN climate talks...

MADRID, December 15, 2019 - The UN climate talks concluded today in Madrid with governments showing no signs of addressing the climate...

Global update: Governments still showing little sign of acting on climate crisis

Madrid, December 10, 2019 - In the face of the growing climate emergency, governments seem determined to continue embracing fossil fuels, and...

Aung San Suu Kyi Appears Before ICJ in Genocide Case

December 10, 2019 - Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto head of state, is leading Myanmar’s delegation to...

WMO: Alliance for Hydromet Development launched

Madrid, Spain, December 10, 2019 – Twelve international organizations providing assistance to developing countries came together at the UN Climate Change Conference...