Tuesday, October 23 2018

World

Number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children hits ‘record high’ – UNICEF

May 18, 2017 - The number of children traveling alone has increased fivefold since 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, warning...

A country ‘on its knees’: Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

May 17, 2017 - Hilal al-Asri brought his wife to a hospital in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, nearly two weeks ago, expecting her cholera would...

EU: Calls to halt GM maize and cotton import

May 17, 2017 - MEPs objected on Wednesday to EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products made from genetically modified maize and cotton...

UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on...

GENEVA, May 16, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael...

Yemen: Swift injection of funds is needed after capital hit by surge of new...

May 16, 2017 - A growing cholera crisis in Yemen that has already killed more than 120 people with 11,000 suspected cases could deteriorate...

Zeid alarmed by increasing violence, killings, in Central African Republic

GENEVA/BANGUI May 16, 2017 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed grave alarm over the expanding attacks...

WHO Statement on Ebola in DRC

May 12, 2017 - On 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health...

Weather, climate and water challenges in spotlight at annual session of UN weather agency...

Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing issues being...

India must restore internet and social media networks in Jammu and Kashmir, say UN...

GENEVA (11 May 2017) –  India must immediately end its ban on social media networks and on mobile internet services in the State of...

France: Macron Should Prioritize Rights as President, Says Human Rights Watch

PARIS, May 8, 2017 - French President-elect Emmanuel Macron should place human rights at the heart of his domestic and foreign policy, Human Rights...

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

May 8, 2017 - More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR,...

A victory for Macron and for the European Union – now it’s time to...

May 8, 2017 - Emmanuel Macron, the centrist independent running for the French presidency, has soundly defeated Marine Le Pen of the far-right National...

Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world

May 4, 2017 - Less affluent countries are more committed to conservation of their large animals than richer ones, a new Oxford University research...

RSF fears censorship resulting from German law on online hate content

May 3, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about a draft law in Germany that would impose massive fines on social networks...

UN expert urges governments to end “demonization” of critical media and protect journalists

GENEVA (2 May 2017) – Speaking ahead of World Press Freedom Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right...

Thailand: Rights Lawyer Feared ‘Disappeared’

New York, May 3, 2017 – The Thai government should immediately disclose the whereabouts of Prawet Prapanukul, a prominent human rights lawyer and critic...

Indigenous Leaders Deliver Letter to China to Abandon Oil Drilling in Their Territory as...

NEW YORK, NY, May 1, 2017 - Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter...

Syria: New Evidence Shows Pattern of Nerve-Agent Use

New York, May 1, 2017 – New evidence supports the conclusion that Syrian government forces have used nerve agents on at least four occasions...

100 ways Trump has threatened human rights in first 100 days (VIDEO)

April 25, 2017 - As the first 100 days of President Donald Trump’s administration come to a close, Amnesty International has compiled a list...

U.S. Dept. of Defense Gives Pharmaceutical Corporation Exclusive Rights on Taxpayer-Funded Zika Vaccine

NEW YORK, APRIL 25, 2017—The Department of Defense said it plans to give Sanofi Pasteur exclusive rights to a Zika vaccine candidate developed by...