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Groundbreaking win for indigenous people in Colombia

February 9, 2017 - The Colombian Constitutional Court has found in favour of an indigenous peoples’ centuries-old fight for their territory, granting the petition...

Refugee Crisis Reaches New Peak amid Ongoing Conflicts, Islamophobic Policies

Feb. 9, 2017 - In 2016, more than 65 million people were estimated to be refugees or internally displaced persons  – the highest number...

Yemen: UN, partners seek $2.1 billion to stave off famine in 2017

Feb. 8, 2017 - The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched an international appeal for $2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12...

European Parliament: Russian probing in eastern Ukraine must stop, say security and defense MEPs

Feb. 6, 2017 - The worsening security situation in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting with pro-Russian rebels recently broke out in the government-controlled town...

Gender equality: time to close the gap — European Parliament

Feb. 6, 2017 - It would take another 70 years for women to earn the same as men with the current pace of progress,...

UN report details ‘devastating cruelty’ against Rohingya population in Myanmar’s Rakhine province

Feb. 3, 2017 - In a report issued today, the United Nations human rights arm said that the widespread human rights violations against the...

Iraq: Men Fleeing Mosul Held in Secret

Erbil, February 2, 2017 – Groups within the Iraqi military are screening and detaining men fleeing Mosul in unidentified detention centers where they are...

Amnesty International: Canada must strip USA of “safe third country” designation for refugee claimants

Jan. 30, 2017 - In an Open Letter to Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Amnesty International’s Canadian and US Sections,...

In parts of Asia and Middle East, female genital mutilation a hidden ritual

LONDON, Jan. 30, 2017 - FGM survivors in India and Singapore recently broke the silence around the practice in their communities, while research shows...

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...