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Foreign aid benefits America – now is no time to cut it, says International...

NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2017 - The International Rescue Committee, which provides humanitarian aid in 40 countries and resettles security-vetted refugees to 28...

Trump Strong-Arms UN Rights Body

NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2017 - The United States government’s reported plan to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council if specific...

New Refugees International Report on Local Groups Delivering Humanitarian Aid inside Syria

March 15, 2017 - Refugees International (RI) released a new report today, “Aid Inside Syria: Time to Go Small in a Bigger Way,” which advocates...

UN launches ‘Platform of Champions’ calling to end global gender pay gap

March 14, 2017 - With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile...

Vicious circle of drought and forest loss from logging in the Amazon

March 13, 2017 - Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback...

Shadow of dust across the sun: how tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural...

March 13, 2017 - Video footage of nuns weeping as they are expelled in convoys of buses while their wooden huts are demolished has...

As War Enters 7th Year, UNHCR Warns Syria is ‘at a Crossroads’

GENEVA, March 10, 2017 - As the world prepares to mark yet another tragic milestone in the brutal Syrian conflict, UNHCR, the UN Refugee...

Turkey: UN report details allegations of serious rights violations in country’s southeast

March 10, 2017 - The UN human rights office today published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human...

Resettlement in contaminated areas steamrolls ahead as residents mark Fukushima anniversary

TOKYO, March 11, 2017 - Greenpeace today commemorates the more than 15,000 people who died six years ago in the Great East Japan earthquake...

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...