Friday, October 19 2018

World

Indigenous peoples ‘lag behind on all social and economic indicators’: UN deputy human rights...

Sept. 19, 2018 - Progress that destroys traditional culture, language, land and human heritage “is not development, but willful destruction”, the UN Deputy High...

When refugees are barred from working, long-term integration suffers

Sept. 19, 2018 - As refugee flows have increased around the world, many governments are grappling with acute political pressure along with the logistical...

Uncontacted tribes at risk amid ‘worrying’ surge in Amazon deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 19, 2018 - Ilegal loggers and militias cleared an area three times the size of Gibraltar in Brazil's Amazon this...

Yemen: An Additional One Million Children at Risk of Famine as Food and Fuel...

FAIRFIELD, CT, Sept. 19, 2018 - An additional one million severely food insecure children in Yemen risk falling into famine as families struggle to...

Paris climate targets could be exceeded sooner than expected

Sept. 18, 2018 - A new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate...

Commitment to Development Index 2018: Europe Leads the Way

Sept. 17, 2018 - Today, we published the Commitment to Development Index (CDI) 2018, which ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on how...

Culture of abduction, rape and forced marriage violates women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan, UN experts...

GENEVA (18 September 2018) — Women in Kyrgyzstan suffer grave and systematic violations of their human rights due to a culture of abduction, rape...

A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world – UN report

NEW YORK/ GENEVA/ WASHINGTON D.C., 18 September 2018 – An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1...

Honduras: Amnesty Intl. to observe trial over killing of human rights defender Berta Cáceres

Sept. 17, 2018 - Amnesty International will observe the trial of eight people accused of the 2016 murder of Honduran human rights defender Berta...

U.S. Administration Announces Intention to Cut Refugee Cap Again as Humanitarian Needs Grow

NEW YORK, September 17, 2018 — The U.S. Administration today announced its intention to lower annual refugee admissions to 30,000 in FY2019,  a 33...

Signs that North Korea is ‘maintaining nuclear weapons programme’ – UN political affairs chief

Sept. 17, 2018 - There are signs that North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK), is “still maintaining...

Greece: Children Trapped in Island Camps Attempting Suicide and Self-Harm

ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 17, 2018 - Medical teams working with asylum seekers on Greek islands are seeing multiple cases each week of minors who...

Egypt: UN experts call for Human Rights Council response to “appalling” verdicts against protesters

GENEVA September 17, 2018 - UN independent experts* call on the Human Rights Council to urgently respond to verdicts condemning 75 protesters to death...

The Elders urge world leaders to step up efforts to eradicate tuberculosis

September 17, 2018 - The Elders have written to twelve key world leaders urging them to step up their efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB)...

African countries urged to toughen laws on female genital mutilation

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2018 - Millions of girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because their governments are failing to enforce...

‘I will rape you’: female journalists face ‘relentless’ abuse

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2018 - Female journalists are facing a "relentless" barrage of attacks and harassment, with nearly a third considering leaving the profession...

Israel’s Supreme Court Rules Against the Deportation of a Foreign Victim of Domestic Abuse

Jerusalem, Israel, Sept. 14, 2018 - Yesterday, Thursday, September 13, 2018, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the Population and Immigration Authority must reexamine the...

Outrageous bid to end whaling ban fails at International Whaling Commission

Sept. 14, 2018 - The Japanese Government today failed in their push to end the global moratorium on whaling at the 67th meeting of...

Photo-op for China-appointed Panchen Lama exposes China’s strategic interests in Tibet

Sept. 13, 2018 - China’s religious policies and authoritarian behavior in Tibet emerge from the Chinese government’s strategic and economic imperatives—namely securing control over...

Indigenous Peoples manage 300,000 million metric tons of carbon in their trees and soil—33...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 10, 2018 - Researchers today released a report showing that Indigenous Peoples and local communities worldwide manage massive amounts of...