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Less than 3% of five million Syrian refugees resettled in rich countries

Dec. 19, 2016 - Less than three per cent of the nearly five million refugees living in Syria’s neighbouring states have been resettled in...

Crimea In the Dark: The silencing of dissent

Dec. 19, 2016 - The Crimean Tatar community has been subjected to systematic persecution by the Russian authorities since the occupation and illegal annexation...

Human rights defenders under growing legal pressure in the OPT – UN rights experts

GENEVA (16 December 2016) – Human rights activists working in the Occupied Palestinian Territory face daily violations of some of the most fundamental protections...

MEPs urge EU Commission to press for full US-EU visa reciprocity

Dec. 15, 2016 - The EU Commission should comply with EU law by temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for US citizens, so as to encourage...

UN experts condemn Egypt as clampdown “tightens the noose” on women’s rights movement

GENEVA, Dec. 15, 2016 - A group of United Nations experts* has strongly condemned Egypt for escalating its action against women human rights defenders...

Zeid urges immediate halt to bombardment of eastern Aleppo, says further war crimes may...

GENEVA, Dec. 14, 2016 - “I am appalled that the deal enabling the evacuation of many thousands of civilians, including the wounded and the...

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,...