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‘Committed’ CO2 emissions jeopardize international climate goals, UCI-led study finds

Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2019 – The nations that have signed agreements to stabilize the global mean temperature by 2050 will fail to meet...

UNESCO fails its mission to protect unique landscape of Three Parallel Rivers in Tibet

July 1, 2019 - International Campaign for Tibet statement on UNESCO’s draft decision on “Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan” The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT)...

UN rights experts urge more protection for LGBTI refugees

July 1, 2019 - States and other actors involved in refugee protection must recognise the unique vulnerability and specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

Misinformation and growing distrust on vaccines, ‘dangerous as a disease’ says UNICEF chief

June 28, 2019 - Vaccines save millions of lives, and yet misinformation, limited availability and inadequate access to services have left large numbers of...

States obligated to ensure social inclusion of trafficking victims in the long-term, says UN...

GENEVA (27 June 2019) – States around the world have an obligation to ensure social inclusion of victims of trafficking in the long-term, says...

New global approach needed to eliminate violence against women and girls, says UN expert

GENEVA (27 June 2019) – “A new system-wide global approach is necessary to eliminate violence against women and girls,”  said Dubravka Šimonović, the Special...

Backsliding by G20 Countries on Climate Commitments is Unacceptable, says CAN

June 26, 2019 - In light of the worrying signals that the G20 are sending about their commitment to climate ambition, civil society representatives...

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: UN human rights experts call for...

GENEVA June 25, 2019 - Victims of torture have a right to redress, including compensation and rehabilitation, the UN anti-torture mechanisms* said today ahead...
Changing families give rise to needed policy changes. Sao Mimol kisses her partner in Cambodia during an LGBT Pride event.

UN report on families in a changing world puts ‘women’s rights at their core’

June 25, 2019 - While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities and other fundamental human rights violations within families persist, according...

Bahrain: Questions to Ask at Palestine Workshop

Beirut, June 25, 2019 – Participants in the ‘Peace to Prosperity’ workshop on June 25 and 26 in Manama, and journalists covering the event,...

UN expert calls for immediate moratorium on the sale, transfer and use of surveillance...

GENEVA. June 25, 2019 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today called for an immediate moratorium...

Failing to protect biodiversity can be a human rights violation – UN experts

GENEVA, June 25, 2019 - A group of UN experts* has warned the erosion of nature, the extinction of species and the loss of...

Myanmar’s Rohingya Massacre Survivors Struggle with Long-Term Disabilities

NEW YORK, June 25, 2019 – A new report from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) exposes an underreported legacy of the August 2017 violence against Muslim...

400+ Trade unions and civil society call on G20 to protect whistleblowers

June 24, 2019 - Transparency International is one of more than 400 civil society organisations urging the G20 to protect whistleblowers from retaliation, in...

End-of-mission statement of the UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices

GENEVA / AMMAN June 24, 2019 –  A United Nations committee* notes with deep concern the continued degradation of the human rights situation in...

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ in Gulf region as Iran and U.S. trade diplomatic...

June 24, 2019 - There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United...

41st session of the Human Rights Council – Opening statement by UN High Commissioner...

June 24, 2019 - 41st session of the Human Rights Council Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Distinguished President of...

Guterres hails historic Convention banning violence and harassment at work

June 21, 2019 - A landmark international agreement banning violence and harassment in the workplace has been applauded by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, after...

Annexation is a flagrant violation of international law, says UN human rights expert

GENEVA June 20, 2019 - Recent statements by senior Israeli political leaders and US diplomats in support of the annexation of parts or all...

Intl. Media Expose Human Rights Abuses by Security at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine...

June 19, 2019 - Yesterday news outlets in several countries simultaneously released the results of investigations by a consortium of journalists into human rights...