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Torture is torture, and waterboarding is not an exception – UN expert urges the...

GENEVA, Jan. 30, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, has appealed to US President Donald Trump not to reconsider...

UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in...

NEW YORK/GENEVA,  January 31, 2017 – 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from...

Personal records of Auschwitz concentration camp personnel finally made available to public

Jan. 30, 2017 - The Branch Office of the Institute of National Remembrance – the Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish...

Nordic countries are bringing about an energy transition worth copying

Jan. 30, 2017 - What can we learn from the Nordic low-carbon energy transition given the new US leadership vacuum on climate change? A...

MSF: Suspension of U.S. Refugee Resettlement Endangers People Fleeing War Zones

NEW YORK, JANUARY 28, 2017 - President Donald J. Trump’s executive order suspending refugee resettlement to the United States is an inhumane act against...

WHO scales up response to critical trauma needs as plans for West Mosul operations...

Erbil, Iraq, 30 January 2017 – The Government of France, through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, has swiftly responded to an appeal by...

Honouring Holocaust victims, UN chief Guterres pledges to battle anti-Semitism, all forms of hatred

Jan. 27, 2017 - The world has a duty to remember that the Holocaust was a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people and...

Precedent-setting step toward justice in civil suit against Tahoe Resources in Canada for violence...

GUATEMALA, Jan. 27, 2017 - Canadian and US civil society organizations wholeheartedly welcome a British Columbia Court of Appeals’ decision that Vancouver is the...

World Bank introducing new fossil fuel subsidies, undermining its own climate change commitments and...

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 26, 2017 - New analysis of Bank’s $5-billion-dollar policy loans shows lender supporting investment incentives for coal and other fossil fuel...

Amid hate speech, negative media spin ‘real stories’ of refugees and migrants must be...

Jan. 26, 2017 - With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the...

Egypt: Court Names 1,500 to Terrorist List

Beirut, January 24, 2017 – An Egyptian criminal court decision on January 12, 2017, designating about 1,500 citizens “terrorists” for their alleged assistance to...

UN human rights expert concerned about reprisals during recent visit to Myanmar

GENEVA January 24, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, today warned about possible...

Turkey: Journalism in death throes after six months of emergency

Jan. 23, 2017 - In this release, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) examines the persecution of Turkey’s journalists and media under the state of emergency...

Syria: UNICEF calls for unimpeded aid access to children in besieged Deir ez-Zor

Jan. 23, 2017 - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today called for unimpeded and unconditional access to children in the besieged city of...

Political uncertainty forces tens of thousands people to flee The Gambia for Senegal: UN

Jan. 20, 2017 - At least 45,000 people – mostly women and children – have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia after former President...

Analysis: Climate change and mass migration: a growing threat to global security

DHAKA, Jan. 19, 2017 - When international leaders met in the Bangladeshi capital last month for ongoing discussions about a new global migration policy,...

Russia: Lawmakers must halt alarming plans to decriminalize domestic violence, says Amnesty

Jan. 19, 2017 - Ahead of the second reading of a bill to decriminalize some forms of domestic violence in the Russian State Duma,...

Millennial women opposed to Trump take to streets, many for the first time

NEW YORK, Jan 18, 2017 - Millennials, some so young they need their parents' permission and others with babies in tow, will join women's...

WMO confirms 2016 as hottest year on record, about 1.1°C above pre-industrial era

January 18, 2017 - The year 2016 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according...

EU: Orwellian counter-terrorism laws stripping rights under guise of defending them

Jan. 17, 2017 - Sweeping new laws are driving Europe into a deep and dangerous state of permanent securitization, Amnesty International said on the...