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Fossil Fuel Divestments Now Represent $5.2 Trillion

Dec. 14, 2016 - Investing heavy weights are moving their assets and funds out of fossil fuels at a record pace. A network of local...

Syria: Reports of execution-style killings in Aleppo point to war crimes

Dec. 13, 2016 - Shocking reports from the UN that scores of civilians have been extrajudicially executed by advancing Syrian government forces in eastern...

Reporters Without Borders: Secure safe passage for all media workers wishing to leave Aleppo

Dec. 13, 2016 - As the Syrian and Russian government forces are taking over territories within the city of Aleppo, International Media Support (IMS)...

New online portal helps WHO track global access to universal health coverage

Dec. 12, 2016 - Marking Universal Health Coverage Day, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new data portal to track...

Human rights under increasing attack worldwide

GENEVA December 9, 2016 - Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United...

UN experts call on Malaysia to stop targeting human rights defenders under national security...

GENEVA, December 9, 2016 - Malaysia must protect all of its human rights defenders instead of targeting them under national security legislation, said today...

Israel’s settlement ‘legalization bill’ would harm prospects for Arab-Israeli peace, UN envoy warns

Dec. 6, 2016 - The United Nations envoy on the Middle East peace process today warned against Israel's move to adopt the so-called 'legalization...

In ‘wake-up call’ to Asia-Pacific, UN report urges region to do more to achieve...

Dec. 6, 2016 - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a report that outlines declining progress towards defeating hunger in...

Do You Believe Wearing ‘Sexy Clothing’ Makes Rape OK?

December 6, 2016 - Think all of your fellow citizens understand the definition of “rape”? Think again. In a recently published survey conducted in all...

UN conference adopts ‘Cancun Declaration,’ ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

Dec. 5, 2016 - More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate...

Global humanitarian appeal for 2017 requires record $22.2 billion in funding – UN

Dec. 5, 2016 - The world is facing a humanitarian crisis that will require a record $22.2 billion in funding for 2017 to support...

Authoritarian regimes use rhetoric to legitimize their power, despite no progress with democracy

LAWRENCE, Nov. 30, 2016 - Leaders of authoritarian regimes in Central Asia have been able to use rhetoric to define their power as legitimate...

‘Urgent steps’ needed to revive two-state solution, Ban says on Day of Solidarity with...

Nov. 29, 2016 - Marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world to...

Iraq: Airstrike Hit Clinic, 8 Civilians Died

Beirut, November 29, 2016 – An airstrike targeting Islamic State, also known as ISIS, fighters hit a clinic south of Mosul on October 18,...

To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders at COP22 should commit to paying for...

Nov. 28, 2016 - The only way for northern countries to halt deforestation in the South is to make sure land owners are paid...

Burma: End Prosecutions for Critical Speech

Rangoon, November 28, 2016 – Burmese authorities continue to arrest and charge individuals, including members of the ruling party, for criticizing the military and...

Cuba: Misguided US Embargo Provided Pretext for Abuse and Repression by Castro Regime

Washington, DC, November 26, 2016 – During his nearly five decades of rule in Cuba, Fidel Castro built a repressive system that punished virtually...

Syria: Renewed Mass Casualty Attacks Around Damascus and Homs Kill, Wound Scores of Civilians

NEW YORK/DAMASCUS/HOMS, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 -The intensity of attacks in besieged areas near Damascus and Homs has increased dramatically once more, leading to significant...

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake near Japan

November 21, 2016 - This earthquake is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their...

World Leaders Issue Proclamation Underlining ‘Irreversible’ Momentum at UN Climate Conference

MARRAKECH, Nov. 21, 2016 - Countries accelerated global climate action across a broad range of areas at the 2016 UN climate change conference as...