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Iraq: Investigate Mosque Strike That Killed Civilians

Beirut, October 24, 2016 – At attack on October 21, 2016, hit the women’s side of al-Khani mosque in Daquq, 30 kilometers south of...

France/UK: Protect Children Before Calais Closes

Calais, October 21, 2016 – France and the United Kingdom should ensure that all unaccompanied children in informal migrant camps in Calais receive adequate...

South Africa Signals ICC Withdrawal

Johannesburg, October 21, 2016 – South Africa’s government communicated its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to the United Nations secretary-general on...

Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent...

Oct. 20, 2016 - Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking...

Over 180 Tibet groups condemn Larung Gar demolitions in joint statement

Oct. 19, 2016 - Over 180 Tibetan organisations from around the world have condemned the ongoing removals and demolitions at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy...

Fracking pumps up public’s climate fears

LONDON, Oct. 17, 2016 - Public opposition to pumping water and chemicals into the ground to extract gas from shale − the technique known...

Green transformation ‘unstoppable’ as countries agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases – UN

Oct. 17, 2016 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have welcomed the landmark deal struck today by nearly 200...

Trade and investment agreements block progress on agroecology and food sovereignty

Oct. 17, 2016 - On World Food Day, a new report from Friends of the Earth International finds that current strategies to raise investment...

Agriculture must transform to feed a hotter, more crowded planet, UN says on World...

Oct. 16, 2016 - To mark World Food Day 2016, the United Nations is highlighting the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and...

Only one out of six children under the age of two worldwide receives adequate...

Oct. 14, 2016 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has issued a new report today with the alarming statistic that five out of...

António Guterres appointed next UN Secretary-General by acclamation

Oct. 13, 2016 - The General Assembly today appointed by acclamation the former Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, as the next United Nations...

Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej dies after 70-year reign

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died aged 88, ending seven decades on the throne during which he became a unifying father figure and rare...

WHO report warns global actions and investments to end TB epidemic are falling far...

Geneva/Washington¦13 October 2016 - New data published by the World Health Organization  (WHO) in its 2016 Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report show that countries need...

Convene world conference on abolition of tax havens, human rights expert urges the GA...

GENEVA October 13, 2016 - The newly selected UN Secretary-General António Guterres should  convene a world conference on tax avoidance and evasion, the abolition...

Haitian Red Cross scales up water, sanitation and hygiene to contain cholera outbreak

Geneva / Panama, 11 October 2016 - Haitian Red Cross teams are urgently expanding water, sanitation and hygiene assistance to tackle a worsening cholera...

Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday – UNICEF

NEW YORK, October 11, 2016 – Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours...

On World Day against Death Penalty, Ban says practice ‘has no place in the...

Oct. 10, 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called the death penalty a cruel and inhumane practice – one that 65 countries...

Outrageous attack on funeral makes international investigation into Yemen even more vital – Zeid

GENEVA October 10, 2016 - Describing the attack on a funeral in Sana’a on Saturday as “outrageous”, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid...

Yemen bombing: Oxfam calls on Boris Johnson to immediately halt UK arms sales as...

The UK should immediately halt all arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen as well as support an independent international inquiry into...

Civil society organizations welcome that Paris Agreement will enter into force in a month

Oct. 4, 2016 - Climate Action Network, a network of over 1100 civil society organizations in 120 countries, working to fight climate change hails...