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Ecuador: UN expert calls for urgent action to boost women’s rights law, free women...

GENEVA / QUITO Dec. 10, 2019 – Ecuador’s adoption of a comprehensive law to end violence against women marks significant progress in...

Native American COP25 Delegation Removed from US Embassy While Trying to Honor Missing and...

United States Embassy, Madrid, Spain, December 10, 2019 -  Over 75 Indigenous activists and their allies demonstrated in front of the US...

How saving the ozone layer in 1987 slowed global warming

Dec. 9, 2019 - The Montreal Protocol, an international agreement signed in 1987 to stop chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) destroying the ozone layer, now...

Inequality threatening human development, new global UN report warns

Bogota, Columbia, Dec. 9, 2019 - The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger...

Caribbean islands see six-fold increase in number of children displaced by storms, UNICEF report...

NEW YORK/PANAMA, Dec. 6, 2019 - The estimated number of children displaced by storms and flooding in the Caribbean islands*...

Climate change a priority for newest Red Cross societies

Geneva, 5 December 2019 – The two newest members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) both...

Time to boost people’s participation in Sustainable Development Goals, say UN experts

GENEVA December 4, 2019 - It is critically important for States to ensure the broadest public participation in decision-making about development action...

Morocco: Landmark Proposals on Individual Freedoms

Tunis, December 4, 2019 – The Moroccan parliament should adopt the groundbreaking proposals made by a State-appointed body to enshrine...

WMO: 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat and high-impact weather

Madrid, December 3, 2019 - The year 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven...

Green economy ‘not to be feared, but an opportunity to be embraced’ says UN...

December 2, 2019 - A green economy is “not one to be feared but an opportunity to be embraced”, UN Secretary-General António...

Political solution ‘long overdue’ to protect the children of eastern Ukraine

December 2, 2019 - Eastern Ukraine has become one of the most mine-contaminated places on earth, despite recent developments aimed to protect...

States Recommit to Landmine Free 2025 at Oslo Review Conference

OSLO, Nov. 30, 2019 - Eighty-eight States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty adopted 50 action points to ensure mine clearance...

Dead and injured following attacks on Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the...

November 29, 2019 - Two attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed 4 workers responding to the Ebola outbreak...

Once the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe now on brink of man-made starvation, UN rights...

GENEVA / HARARE November 29, 2019 - Despite the constitutional protection of the right to food and a sophisticated set of...

The European Parliament declares climate emergency

November 29, 2019 - Ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid 2-13 December, the Parliament on Thursday approved a...

270 million people are migrants, who send home a staggering $689 billion

November 27, 2019 - In its latest global report, IOM noted that the overall figure represents just a tiny fraction of the world’s population, although...

Cut global emissions by 7.6 percent every year for next decade to meet 1.5°C...

Geneva, November 26, 2019 – On the eve of a year in which nations are due to strengthen their Paris climate pledges,...

Time to act: Governments urged to improve record on business and human rights ahead...

GENEVA November 21, 2019 - Governments are failing in their duty to protect people from human rights abuses by...

Israeli settlements: UN expert condemns US decision to “jettison international law”

GENEVA November 19, 2019 - The announcement by the US Secretary of State that Israeli settlements do not violate international law is a decisive...