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2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many...

GENEVA | NEW YORK July 12, 2017 - Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water...

Safe, effective family planning is key to ’empowering people, developing nations’ – UN

July 12, 2017 - If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it...

Last nail in coffin of Russian Internet freedom

July 10, 2017 - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Duma to reject two bills that have been approved on first reading and, if...

New report shows just 100 companies are source of over 70% of emissions

July 10, 2017: Historic new research from CDP, voted no. 1 climate change research provider by institutional investors, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability...

UN Member States set to adopt ‘historic’ treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons

July 6, 2017 - In what is set to be a “historic” moment at the United Nations, Member States will adopt on Friday a...

Ice Sheet Break Just the Tip of Catastrophic Climate Conditions to Come

July 7, 2017 - The Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica is soon set to lose an enormous iceberg, more than 2,000 square miles...

Journalists covering the refugee crisis affected by moral injury

July 4, 2017 - Journalists covering the refugee crisis have been affected by moral injury, according to a report today by the International News...

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joins The Elders

June 30, 2017 - The Elders are delighted to announce that former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted their invitation to join the...

Marriage Equality Moves Forward in Germany

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 30, 2017 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrated a vote by the Bundestag, the lower house of Germany’s parliament,...

Organic food: new rules for EU label agreed

June 28, 2017 - New rules to increase consumer trust in organic foodstuffs and unleash the sector′s potential for growth were informally agreed with...

UN experts call for resistance as battle over women’s rights intensifies

GENEVA (28 June 2017) - Women’s rights are facing an alarming backlash in many parts of the world, and it is critically important to...

Survey finds Europeans favor fairness in allocating asylum seekers, Stanford researchers say

June 28, 2017 - Europe has experienced a deluge of immigrants since 2015 when more than 1.3 million people applied for asylum. The numbers...

Red Cross: “The most vicious of vicious spirals” – Cholera compounding famine risk in...

Geneva, 21 June 2017 – Concurrent, killer cholera outbreaks in East Africa and Yemen are compounding famine risk in three countries, the Secretary General...

Lebanon: Hold Soldiers Who Beat Protesters to Account

Beirut, June 21, 2017 – Lebanese military personnel who beat and kicked protesters demonstrating against a third extension of parliament’s term on June 16,...

South Sudan famine ebbs, but situation still desperate as hunger spreads

Rome/Juba June 21, 2017 - Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis...

Xapuri Declaration: “We reject any form of climate colonialism”

June 20, 2017 - From 26 to 28 May 2017, a meeting took place in Xapuri, in the state of Acre, Brazil. The meeting...

India: Tribe faces eviction from tiger reserve – but uranium exploration approved

June 20, 2017 - Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have...

Hens, greenhouses and bees a key to restoring livelihoods in Iraq

Erbil, Iraq June 20, 2017 - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food...

Counter-terrorism measures are fuelling racism, UN rights expert warns

GENEVA (20 June 2017) – States must do more to combat racism, Islamophobia and discrimination which are worsening amid the ongoing terrorism threat and...

Outspoken blogger stripped of Vietnamese citizenship

June 19, 2017 - Pham Minh Hoang, an outspoken blogger, free speech advocate and university academic with French and Vietnamese dual nationality, is facing...