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Refugees International: Many around the world will die as a result of Trump’s budget...

WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2017 - In a letter to President Donald Trump released today, Refugees International (RI) called on the President to delay...

Stand up for human rights to – and through – health, experts urge Governments

GENEVA 22 May 2017 – The world is at a watershed moment that could lead to greater dignity for everyone throughout their lives, but...

Iraq: Scores of Men Imprisoned in Schoolhouse

Erbil, May 22, 2017 – Iraqi government-allied troops arbitrarily detained at least 100 men in late April 2017, in some cases torturing them during...

Israel: Annual Construction Report 2016: Stark Increase in Settlement Construction

May 22, 2017 - Peace Now’s annual construction report reveals a 34% increase in construction starts throughout the West Bank during 2016, in comparison to...

The Elders urge Italy to push for climate solidarity and unity at G7 summit

May 22, 2017 - The Elders have written to Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to express support for his country’s leadership on climate issues...

European Parliament: The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the Middle...

May 18, 2017 - The "two-state solution on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of both states" is the...

Bonn climate talks: Countries come together to make progress even as US position remains...

BONN, May 18, 2017 - Climate Action Network welcomes the progress made in Bonn with negotiators advancing work on the implementation of the Paris...

Number of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children hits ‘record high’ – UNICEF

May 18, 2017 - The number of children traveling alone has increased fivefold since 2010, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, warning...

A country ‘on its knees’: Cholera takes hold in war-weary Yemen

May 17, 2017 - Hilal al-Asri brought his wife to a hospital in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, nearly two weeks ago, expecting her cholera would...

EU: Calls to halt GM maize and cotton import

May 17, 2017 - MEPs objected on Wednesday to EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products made from genetically modified maize and cotton...

UN Special Rapporteur on OPT calls on Israel to comply with international law on...

GENEVA, May 16, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael...

Yemen: Swift injection of funds is needed after capital hit by surge of new...

May 16, 2017 - A growing cholera crisis in Yemen that has already killed more than 120 people with 11,000 suspected cases could deteriorate...

Zeid alarmed by increasing violence, killings, in Central African Republic

GENEVA/BANGUI May 16, 2017 - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed grave alarm over the expanding attacks...

WHO Statement on Ebola in DRC

May 12, 2017 - On 9 May, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health...

Weather, climate and water challenges in spotlight at annual session of UN weather agency...

Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing issues being...

India must restore internet and social media networks in Jammu and Kashmir, say UN...

GENEVA (11 May 2017) –  India must immediately end its ban on social media networks and on mobile internet services in the State of...

France: Macron Should Prioritize Rights as President, Says Human Rights Watch

PARIS, May 8, 2017 - French President-elect Emmanuel Macron should place human rights at the heart of his domestic and foreign policy, Human Rights...

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

May 8, 2017 - More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR,...

A victory for Macron and for the European Union – now it’s time to...

May 8, 2017 - Emmanuel Macron, the centrist independent running for the French presidency, has soundly defeated Marine Le Pen of the far-right National...

Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world

May 4, 2017 - Less affluent countries are more committed to conservation of their large animals than richer ones, a new Oxford University research...