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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...

Oxfam: Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world

Jan. 16, 2017 - Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according...

More than 90 per cent of children reaching Italy’s shores are separated or unaccompanied...

Jan. 16, 2017 - Noting that the number of children arriving in Italy by themselves via the sea in 2016 more than doubled over...

UN Agencies Joint Statement on Syria

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 16, 2017 - While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe...

Almost No Aid Has Reached Syria’s Besieged Areas Despite ‘Truce’

FAIRFIELD, Conn. January 16, 2017 — Two weeks since the start of the ceasefire agreement in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey on December...

Climate Change Is the World’s Biggest Risk, in 3 Charts

January 16, 2017 - The rise of the machines isn’t the biggest threat to humanity. It’s climate change, extreme weather and other environmental factors. The...

IRC: Europe not living up to its values; extreme weather exposes shortcomings in migration...

ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 12, 2017 - Extreme winter conditions across Greece and the Balkans have laid bare the short-sighted policies of European leaders to...

World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 12, 2017 - The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights...

Secretary of State Nominee Tillerson’s Answers Extremely Concerning, Says Amnesty

Jan. 11, 2017 - Following the first day of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang...

Thousands of Afghan children dying of hunger amid ‘unprecedented’ displacement – UN

January 10, 2017 - Despite attempts to increase food aid in Afghanistan, children bear the brunt of the country’s nutritional crisis, the United Nations...

Serbia and Greece: Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing temperatures

Jan. 9, 2017 - Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in Greece and Serbia without adequate shelter, the international medical...

In opinion piece, Secretary-General António Guterres shares new vision for UN

Jan. 9, 2017 - In an opinion piece today for Newsweek, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined a vision for addressing the enormous challenges...