Sunday, September 23 2018

World

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of...

Sept. 21, 2018 - More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released...

Climate Summit in Poland must ensure justice to vulnerable people, demand activists

BONN, Sept. 21, 2018 - Amidst the devastating storms in the Philippines, China and the USA, floods in Nigeria, India and record temperatures in...

Israel: Radio Station “Kol Barama” Will Pay 1 Million NIS in Damages for Excluding...

JERUSALEM, Sept. 21, 2018 - On Thursday, September 20, the Jerusalem District Court made its final ruling in the class action suit against “Kol...

‘Eternal’ Swiss snow is melting faster

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2018 - Parts of Europe’s alpine mountain chain are undergoing accelerating melting, as the “eternal” Swiss snow thaws ever faster, threatening...

Climate risk insurance: Germany supports new initiative

ROME September 19, 2018 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s...

Indigenous peoples ‘lag behind on all social and economic indicators’: UN deputy human rights...

Sept. 19, 2018 - Progress that destroys traditional culture, language, land and human heritage “is not development, but willful destruction”, the UN Deputy High...

When refugees are barred from working, long-term integration suffers

Sept. 19, 2018 - As refugee flows have increased around the world, many governments are grappling with acute political pressure along with the logistical...

Uncontacted tribes at risk amid ‘worrying’ surge in Amazon deforestation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 19, 2018 - Ilegal loggers and militias cleared an area three times the size of Gibraltar in Brazil's Amazon this...

Yemen: An Additional One Million Children at Risk of Famine as Food and Fuel...

FAIRFIELD, CT, Sept. 19, 2018 - An additional one million severely food insecure children in Yemen risk falling into famine as families struggle to...

Paris climate targets could be exceeded sooner than expected

Sept. 18, 2018 - A new study has for the first time comprehensively accounted for permafrost carbon release when estimating emission budgets for climate...

Commitment to Development Index 2018: Europe Leads the Way

Sept. 17, 2018 - Today, we published the Commitment to Development Index (CDI) 2018, which ranks 27 of the world’s richest countries on how...

Culture of abduction, rape and forced marriage violates women’s rights in Kyrgyzstan, UN experts...

GENEVA (18 September 2018) — Women in Kyrgyzstan suffer grave and systematic violations of their human rights due to a culture of abduction, rape...

A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world – UN report

NEW YORK/ GENEVA/ WASHINGTON D.C., 18 September 2018 – An estimated 6.3 million children under 15 years of age died in 2017, or 1...

Honduras: Amnesty Intl. to observe trial over killing of human rights defender Berta Cáceres

Sept. 17, 2018 - Amnesty International will observe the trial of eight people accused of the 2016 murder of Honduran human rights defender Berta...

U.S. Administration Announces Intention to Cut Refugee Cap Again as Humanitarian Needs Grow

NEW YORK, September 17, 2018 — The U.S. Administration today announced its intention to lower annual refugee admissions to 30,000 in FY2019,  a 33...

Signs that North Korea is ‘maintaining nuclear weapons programme’ – UN political affairs chief

Sept. 17, 2018 - There are signs that North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK), is “still maintaining...

Greece: Children Trapped in Island Camps Attempting Suicide and Self-Harm

ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 17, 2018 - Medical teams working with asylum seekers on Greek islands are seeing multiple cases each week of minors who...

Egypt: UN experts call for Human Rights Council response to “appalling” verdicts against protesters

GENEVA September 17, 2018 - UN independent experts* call on the Human Rights Council to urgently respond to verdicts condemning 75 protesters to death...

The Elders urge world leaders to step up efforts to eradicate tuberculosis

September 17, 2018 - The Elders have written to twelve key world leaders urging them to step up their efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB)...

African countries urged to toughen laws on female genital mutilation

LONDON, Sept. 14, 2018 - Millions of girls in Africa are at risk of female genital mutilation because their governments are failing to enforce...