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WHO condemns killing of polio worker in Pakistan

Cairo, April 9, 2019 - The World Health Organization expresses its shock and dismay at the killing of a dedicated frontline polio worker in...

Libya: Attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure may amount to war crimes, Bachelet warns

GENEVA April 9, 2019 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday reminded all parties to the conflict in Libya of...

New commentary on the famous ‘Warning to Humanity’ paper brings up global inequalities

April 8, 2019 - By pointing out the western lifestyle is not "the norm and end goal of societal evolution", the research team of...

WHO condemns the killing of doctors in the Libyan conflict

Tripoli, Libya, 8 April 2019 — The World Health Organization strongly condemns the killing of 2 doctors who had been providing critically needed services...

Statement on the Assassination of Dilma Ferreira Silva, leader of Brazil’s Movement of Dam-Affected...

April 8, 2019 - In the face of the brutal crime committed on March 22nd against a coordinator of the Movement of Dam-Affected Peoples...

CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

LONDON, April 8, 2019 – German scientists have confirmed, once again, that carbon dioxide is reaching concentrations unprecedented on any human time scale, with...

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities endure worsening racism and inequality

Philip Brown, University of Salford April 8, 2019 - Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities continue to experience open discrimination and prejudice, both in the UK...

Khashoggi Case: A Call to Prevent a Cover-Up

New York, April 5, 2019 – Britain, France, and the United States should issue detailed, public reports on the Saudi trial for the murder...

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 5, 2019 - This past week saw a marked increase in the number of Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases in the Democratic Republic...

The Netherlands: UN expert calls on Government to build resilience into country’s longstanding achievements...

GENEVA/THE HAGUE April 5, 2019 - The Government of the Netherlands must reinforce its achievements in upholding freedom of religion or belief, to address...

Rwanda: 25 Years On, Solidarity With Victims

New York, April 4, 2019 – It is more relevant than ever on the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda to understand the...

Yemen: MSF suspends hospital admissions in Aden after patient is kidnapped and killed

ADEN, YEMEN/NEW YORK, April 4, 2019—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has suspended all patient admissions to the organization's emergency trauma hospital in Aden...

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2 April 2019 – The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of...

Saudi Arabia: Six months after brutal killing of Jamal Khashoggi, ‘no real signs of...

April 2, 2019 - Marking six months since the shocking murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of...

India: UN human rights experts condemn Rohingya deportations

GENEVA April 2, 2019 - UN human rights experts* condemned the Indian Government’s decision to deport three more Rohingya to Myanmar and urged the...

UN experts calls for solidarity with people affected by Africa cyclone

GENEVA (1 April 2019) – UN human rights experts* have called on States, international organisations and private actors to show solidarity with Southern Africa...

Bachelet urges Brunei to stop entry into force of “draconian” new penal code

GENEVA (1 April 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the Government of Brunei to halt the entry...

Attempt to defy international law over Golan Heights sovereignty ‘doomed to failure’ Security Council...

March 27, 2019 - A majority of Security Council members on Wednesday stressed the importance of upholding international law regarding the occupied Golan Heights,...

Venezuela’s Oil Production Plummets in February Due to New US Sanctions

Washington, DC, March 25, 2019 ― Venezuela’s crude oil production plummeted by 142,000 barrels per day in February, according to OPEC data, after the...

The Hidden U.S. War in Somalia

March 25, 2019- The US government must carry out impartial, thorough investigations into credible evidence its rapidly escalating air strikes in Somalia have killed...