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UNFCCC secretariat won’t hold physical meetings in Bonn and elsewhere between Mar. 6 -end...

March 6, 2020 - I would like to inform Parties, observer States and Observer Organizations that after careful consideration and with considerable...

Doctors Without Borders report exposes Afghanistan’s neglected health care crisis

Kabul/New York, March 4, 2020—People in Afghanistan still struggle to access essential medical care due to violence and widespread poverty, despite decades...

Global housing crisis results in mass human rights violations – UN expert

GENEVA (5 March 2020) – A UN human rights expert on housing has warned States that their failure to address the global...

Gender equality in the right to privacy – an essential for all

GENEVA (5 March 2020) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has called for gender equality...

UN expert says States must step up efforts to eradicate the sale and exploitation...

GENEVA (3 March 2020) – States must accelerate their efforts and lead a coordinated global response to eradicate the sale and sexual...

World Wildlife Day: UN chief urges ‘more caring’ relationship with nature

March 3, 2020 - Humanity is weaved into “the rich tapestry of life that makes up our world’s biological diversity”, said Secretary-General António Guterres. “All...

WMO expects above average temperatures, but no El Niño

Geneva, 2 March 2020 - Above average temperatures are expected in many parts of the globe in...

Locusts in East Africa: A race against time

February 25, 2020 - JOINT STATEMENT by QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Mark...

Report on 2019 trends in internet shutdowns, approaches to defending free expression

London, Feb. 25, 2020 — From Bolivia to Malawi, India, Sudan, and beyond, 2019 was a difficult year, online and off. Access...

Post-Brexit UK Exports Could Fall By $32 Billion Due To Non-Tariff Measures And Tariffs:...

Geneva, February 25, 2020 - Non-tariff measures (NTMs) could cause major fractures in post-exit trade relations between the United Kingdom (UK) and...

IPCC opens meeting in Paris to consider 2022 climate change report outline

PARIS, Feb 24, 2020 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) opened a meeting on Monday to consider the outline of...

Doctor, parents face trial in Egypt for girl’s death after genital mutilation

CAIRO, Feb 23, 2020 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A retired doctor and the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died after female...

Modi-Trump Meeting Highlights Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Both Government’s Policies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2020 - As U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, meet Amnesty International India and...

IOM Launches Guidance to Improve Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation

Geneva, Feb. 20, 2020- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is launching today (20/02) a new suite of publications to support the identification of vulnerabilities associated with migration...

Turkey: Prominent Civic Leader Rearrested After Acquittal

Istanbul, February 20, 2020 – An Istanbul court’s order on February 19, 2020 to detain a prominent civic leader, Osman Kavala, demonstrates...

Oversight of Fishing Vessels Lacking, New Analysis Shows

February 19, 2020 - Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping...

Farmers and Fishermen to Challenge World Bank Group Immunity Ruling

Washington, D.C. Feb. 18, 2020 - A fishing and farming community in Gujarat, India will challenge a ruling from a federal judge...

Major new database reveals slavery is still not illegal in half the world’s countries

The flagpole world flags, waving in the wind. February 13, 2020 - A new global review of antislavery...

International Military Council Issues “World Climate and Security Report 2020” at Munich Security Conference

Munich, Germany, February 13, 2020 —  This year climate change is more central than ever at the Munich Security Conference (MSC), the...