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Israel: Soldiers drag 8-year-old from house to house in Hebron for over an hour,...

March 24, 2017 - On 19 March 2017, around midday, eight-year-old Sufian Abu Hitah was wandering barefoot outside his house in Hebron looking for...

A ‘carbon law’ offers pathway to halve emissions every decade, say researchers

March 24, 2017 - On the eve of this year's Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science (24 March)...

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal...

March 23, 2017 - Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity...

17 million Yemenis face starvation as the world looks away

SANA'A, Yemen, March 21, 2017 - Yemen is facing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world as 17 million people – almost two thirds...

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds

BERLIN, March 21, 2017 - Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with...

FAO: Greening wood energy is key to mitigate climate change and improve rural livelihoods

ROME, March 21, 2017 - Greening the wood energy sector holds a vast potential for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving rural livelihoods,...

For International Day, UN and Smurfs team up to promote happiness and sustainable development

March 18, 2017 - Every person – no matter how big, small or blue – can make the world more peaceful, equitable and healthy,...

Smarter use of natural resources can inject $2 trillion into global economy by 2050...

March 17, 2017 - The United Nations has found that smarter and more efficient use of the world’s natural resources today can yield an...

Foreign aid benefits America – now is no time to cut it, says International...

NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2017 - The International Rescue Committee, which provides humanitarian aid in 40 countries and resettles security-vetted refugees to 28...

Trump Strong-Arms UN Rights Body

NEW YORK, NY, March 16, 2017 - The United States government’s reported plan to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council if specific...

New Refugees International Report on Local Groups Delivering Humanitarian Aid inside Syria

March 15, 2017 - Refugees International (RI) released a new report today, “Aid Inside Syria: Time to Go Small in a Bigger Way,” which advocates...

UN launches ‘Platform of Champions’ calling to end global gender pay gap

March 14, 2017 - With women being paid an average of 23 per cent less than men, the United Nations has launched a high-profile...

Vicious circle of drought and forest loss from logging in the Amazon

March 13, 2017 - Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback...

Shadow of dust across the sun: how tourism is used to counter Tibetan cultural...

March 13, 2017 - Video footage of nuns weeping as they are expelled in convoys of buses while their wooden huts are demolished has...

As War Enters 7th Year, UNHCR Warns Syria is ‘at a Crossroads’

GENEVA, March 10, 2017 - As the world prepares to mark yet another tragic milestone in the brutal Syrian conflict, UNHCR, the UN Refugee...

Turkey: UN report details allegations of serious rights violations in country’s southeast

March 10, 2017 - The UN human rights office today published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human...

Resettlement in contaminated areas steamrolls ahead as residents mark Fukushima anniversary

TOKYO, March 11, 2017 - Greenpeace today commemorates the more than 15,000 people who died six years ago in the Great East Japan earthquake...

Too much surveillance: Respect civil liberties and stop playing ‘fear card’, says UN expert

GENEVA, March 8, 2017 - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has presented his report to the Human...

Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Huge Setback for Women

WASHINGTON, DC, March 8, 2017 - The expanded “Mexico City Policy” or “Global Gag Rule” issued by United States President Donald Trump is a...

On International Day, UN calls for women’s full participation in labor force

March 8, 2017 - As the rights of women and girls around the world are being reduced and restricted, the United Nations today marked...