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Donors pledge over $344 million in response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

October 23, 2017 - The international donor community today announced pledges for more than US$344 million to urgently ramp up the delivery of critical...

Global total of 263 million children not in school must be tackled, UN expert...

NEW YORK (23 October 2017) – More than a quarter of a billion children around the world are not being educated, leading to huge...

Iraq: Fighting in Disputed Territories Kills Civilians

Beirut, October 20, 2017 – Apparently indiscriminate firing during fighting on October 16, 2017, in a town near Kirkuk involving the Kurdistan Regional Government’s...

No place for enforced disappearances in 2017, UN experts say

NEW YORK (20 October 2017) - Enforced disappearance should not exist in the 21st century, but reports of the “heinous” crime continue to be...

#ExposeYourPig: French women name and shame harassers

LONDON, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - French women have taken to social media to share tales of sexual harassment, outstripping the #MeToo campaign...

Doctors Without Borders Working to Tackle Outbreak of Plague in Madagascar

NEW YORK, OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) began working with local authorities yesterday to tackle an outbreak of pneumonic...

Cairo named most dangerous megacity for women; London best – poll

LONDON, Oct. 18, 2017 - Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international...

Latin America and Caribbean falling off ‘zero hunger’ path towards 2030 – UN report

Oct. 12, 2017 - The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of...

The Elders call for dialogue and restraint over Catalonia crisis

October 8, 2017 - The Elders today expressed their deep concern at the recent violent confrontation in Catalonia and urged both sides to pursue...

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Oct. 6, 2017 - It is a great honour to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 in recognition of our role...

OECD: Progress on gender equality far too slow

October 5, 2017 - Countries need to do much more to close gender gaps worldwide, according to a new OECD report. The Pursuit of Gender...

Scale of human impact on planet has changed course of Earth’s history, scientists suggest

Oct. 2, 2017 - The significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of...

Saudi Arabia: As Women’s Driving Ban Ends, Provide Parity

Beirut, September 27, 2017 – Saudi authorities, in ending the ban on women driving, should not impose any additional restrictions that it does not...

Indian Ocean’s growing vulnerability to natural disasters calls for more investment in preparedness

Moroni/Geneva, 26 September 2017—Thousands of lives in the Union of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles remain at risk due to the region’s increasing vulnerability...

Saudi Arabia: Official Hate Speech Targets Minorities

Beirut, September 26, 2017 – Some Saudi state clerics and institutions incite hatred and discrimination against religious minorities, including the country’s Shia Muslim minority,...

Myanmar: UN experts condemn ongoing persecution of Rohingya in Rakhine State

GENEVA September 26, 2017 - Seven UN experts* have joined together to call on the Government of Myanmar to stop all violence against the...

Syria: Coalition Airstrikes Killed Dozens Near Raqqa

Washington, DC, September 25, 2017 – Two aerial attacks near Raqqa, Syria in March killed at least 84 civilians, including 30 children, and raise...

Women Leaders Call On UN Secretary-General Guterres to Appoint Special Envoy to De-fuse Threat...

September 22, 2017 – In response to President Trump’s threat “to totally destroy North Korea,” at the United Nations General Assembly, nearly 300 women...

Yemen: US-made bomb kills and maims children in deadly strike on residential homes

Sept. 22, 2017 - The bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen's capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more -...

Not enough new antibiotics in the pipeline, UN report warns

Sept. 21, 2017 - Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a United Nations report has...