Sunday, September 23 2018

World

Too much surveillance: Respect civil liberties and stop playing ‘fear card’, says UN expert

GENEVA, March 8, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has presented his report to the Human...

Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Huge Setback for Women

WASHINGTON, DC, March 8, 2017 - The expanded “Mexico City Policy” or “Global Gag Rule” issued by United States President Donald Trump is a...

On International Day, UN calls for women’s full participation in labor force

March 8, 2017 - As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations today marked...

Most women prefer to be working and the majority of men agree, ILO-Gallup report...

GENEVA/ WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017 - The ILO-Gallup report, “Towards a better future for women and work: Voices of women and men ”, provides a...

Trump’s New Refugee Order Renews Old Harms, Says Human Rights Watch

WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2017 - United States President Donald Trump’s new executive order significantly curtailing the US refugee program would inflict similar harms...

UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

GENEVA, March 6, 2017 - In light of today’s Executive Order regarding U.S. refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, underscores that refugees are...

Israel’s New Travel Ban is Neither Jewish nor Democratic, Says Peace Now

March 6, 2017 - Today the Knesset passed a new law barring entry from boycott supporters. It is important to note that the law...

Israel: ACRI, Peace Now and Yesh Din Petition the High Court against the Expropriation...

March 5, 2017 - ACRI, Peace Now and Yesh Din submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice today, on behalf of 27...

Bangladesh law allowing child brides may legitimize rape – charities

DHAKA/NEW DELHI, March 2, 2017 - A new Bangladeshi law that lets under-age girls marry their rapists for "the greater good of the adolescent"...

War crimes committed by all parties in battle for Aleppo – UN-mandated inquiry on...

March 1, 2017 - The battle late last year for control over Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo was a stage of unrelenting violence, with civilians on...

Mental anguish ‘adds weight’ to argument for ending capital punishment – UN rights chief

March 2, 2017 - The United Nations human rights chief reiterated his call to abolish the death penalty as it raises serious issues in...

Iraq: Civilian casualty figure for February tops 1,000 – UN reports

March 2, 2017 - More than 1,000 civilians were killed or injured last month in Iraq, the United Nations mission in the country has...

Doctors Without Borders Reiterates Critical Medical Need for Reproductive Health Services

NEW YORK, MARCH 2, 2017—As the “She Decides” initiative formally kicks off in Brussels today, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stressing the...

The World Demands Justice for the Murder of Berta Cáceres

March 2, 2017 - On March 2, 2016, Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, an organizer with the Lenca people’s resistance in Honduras, was murdered despite...

Survival International launches boycott of notorious ‘shoot on sight’ National Park

March 2, 2017 - Survival International has launched a boycott of Kaziranga National Park in India – notorious for its “shoot on sight” conservation...

Legislators attempt to mine Amazon’s riches

SAO PAULO, March 2, 2017 - Environment campaigners in Brazil say attempts by legislators to reduce the extent of protected land in Amazonia are...

WMO verifies highest temperatures for Antarctic Region

GENEVA, March 2, 2017 - A World Meteorological Organization committee of experts has announced new records for the highest temperatures recorded in the Antarctic...

Gaza: ‘Unlawful Combatants Law’ Violates Rights

JERUSALEM, March 1, 2017 - Israel has been detaining Palestinian residents of Gaza under an obscure law that strips away meaningful judicial review and...

Housing can’t be reduced to a financial asset for the wealthy, says UN expert

GENEVA, March 1, 2017 - A United Nations expert has issued a strong rebuke to the dominance of financial markets in the global housing...

In Geneva, UN urges upholding human rights amid rising populism and extremism

Feb. 27, 2017 - Disregard for human rights is a “disease,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told the opening session of the UN...