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Eritrea: UN Names Commission of Inquiry

By |September 26th, 2014|

The flow of Eritrean youth fleeing the country shows that the persistent, alarming patterns of serious human rights violations in [...]

Mercury Treaty: Seize Chance to Sign at UN Event

By |September 23rd, 2014|

Governments worked long and hard to craft this treaty, so what are they waiting for. Mercury pollution is a global [...]

Sudan: UN Body Should Press for Inquiry

By |September 23rd, 2014|

Government forces are implicated in a shocking number of deaths and injuries, and here it is a year later with [...]

Accountability for Israeli, Palestinian rights violations vital for peace – UN official

By |September 23rd, 2014|

A senior United Nations official today urged both the Israeli and Palestinian sides to carry out their own investigations into [...]

Success of Indigenous Peoples World Conference &#39integral to humanity&#39s progress&#39 – Ban

By |September 23rd, 2014|

Opening today the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that deliberations and decisions [...]

First World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opens at UN headquarters

By |September 21st, 2014|

The week of high-level events that marks the opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate kicks off [...]

UN human rights office welcomes conditional release of Bahraini rights defender

By |September 20th, 2014|

The United Nations Human Rights Office today welcomed the conditional release of Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, who had [...]

Ahead of Alzheimer’s Day, UN expert urges greater protections for people with dementia

By |September 20th, 2014|

A United Nations independent expert today called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia [...]

Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’ – UN rights chief

By |September 20th, 2014|

The UN’s top human rights official today urged Egypt and other North African and European States to help bring to [...]

Darfur: UN Should End Silence on Rights Abuses

By |August 22nd, 2014|

The United Nations Security Council should direct the African Union/United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to improve human rights [...]