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Two-degree temperature rise could melt half of glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya region, destabilizing...

KATMANDU, Nepal, March 25, 2019 - A comprehensive new study of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, known as the world’s “Third Pole” for...

‘Mosques should be safe havens, not sites of terror’, says Guterres announcing UN plan...

March 22, 2019 - In the wake of a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has announced his intention...

Study shows IPCC is underselling climate change

March 22, 2019 - A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

UN University debuts online tool to help nations meet 2030 goal: Clean water, sanitation...

March 22, 2019 - The self-reported struggle of many countries to design effective plans to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has inspired...

Study: When more women make decisions, the environment wins

March 22, 2019 - When more women are involved in group decisions about land management, the group conserves more—particularly when offered financial incentives to...

UN human rights experts applaud children fighting climate change

GENEVA March 22, 2019 - UN experts on children’s rights, human rights defenders and human rights and the environment today lauded the Human Rights...

New Zealand bans military style semi-automatics and assault rifles

March 21, 2019 - Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime...

Racism: UN experts condemn mosque attacks, urge action against nationalist populism and supremacist ideologies

GENEVA, March 21, 2019 – States must take urgent, concerted action to achieve racial equality and stop using nationalist populist rhetoric to stoke discrimination,...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Karadžić life sentence sends powerful message to the world

March 20, 2019 - Responding to the decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanisms for Criminal Tribunals to increase Radovan Karadžić’s...

Finland Again is the Happiest Country in the World

NEW YORK, NY, March 20, 2019 - As in 2018, Finland again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to...

Thailand: Structural Flaws Subvert Election

New York, March 19, 2019 – Thailand’s military government has failed to create conditions for a free and fair national election on March 24,...

Israel’s exploitation of Palestinian resources is human rights violation, says UN expert

GENEVA, March 19, 2019 - Israel’s exploitation of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for its own use is in direct violation of...

Israeli Supreme Court Rules to Disqualify Kahanist Candidate Michael Ben Ari

March 17, 2019 - The Israeli Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to disqualify Michael Ben Ari from running for the 21st Knesset. Ben Ari  was...

B’Tselem: Israeli “investigations” into 2018 Gaza protests a whitewashing mechanism to allow further killing

March  18, 2019 - Ahead of the UN Security Council meeting today (Monday, 18 March 2019) on the findings of the UN commission of...

Mozambique cyclone: “90 per cent” of Beira and surrounds damaged or destroyed

Beira/Nairobi/Geneva, 18 March 2019 — The scale of damage caused by cyclone Idai that hit the Mozambican city of Beira is massive and horrifying....

US Threatens International Criminal Court

Washington, DC, March 15, 2019 – The United States decision to impose visa bans on International Criminal Court (ICC) staff will imperil accountability for...

Make this the year of ‘transformative solutions’ to avert disastrous climate change: UN Deputy...

March 14, 2019 - It is within our power to make 2019 the “year of transformative solutions” and “avoid the disastrous effects of climate...

China’s response to UN rights review blatantly ignores its persecution of Tibetans

GENEVA, March 14, 2019 - China’s response to a United Nations review of the country’s human rights record represents a blatant denial of the...

Committee to Protect Journalists Releases ‘The Last Column’ to Highlight the Human Cost of...

New York, NY, March 13, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, today announced the...

Statelessness of millions of minority people must be addressed urgently, says UN human rights...

GENEVA, March 13, 2019 — Millions around the world are deprived of citizenship because they belong to specific minorities, increasing their vulnerability and exclusion,...