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UN rights wing ‘appalled’ at mass execution in Iraq

Expressing deep shock at a mass execution of 38 men at a prison in the Iraqi city of Nassiriya, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on the country to establish an immediate moratorium and carry out an urgent...

‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert

The number of Americans living in poverty and the already high income inequality could worsen further in the days to come, making the United States the most unequal society in the world, the United Nations expert on extreme poverty and human...

UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform ‘draconian’ abortion laws

The United Nations human rights wing has called on the Latin American nation, El Salvador, to immediately halt the application of a law that unduly penalizes women for abortion-related offenses and to review all cases to ensure their compliance...

Rohingya refugees face ‘multitude of protection risks,’ warns UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that it is concerned about the deteriorating environment in which Rohingya refugees are living, especially children, who make up 55 per cent of the Rohingya refugee population in Bangladesh.

Hostilities flare on Yemen’s west coast, sparking new displacement – UN refugee agency

As hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs.

Hostilities flare on Yemen’s west coast, sparking new displacement – UN refugee agency

As hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs.

Dangerous rhetoric, overconfidence, increase risk of conflict on Korean Peninsula, UN chief warns

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.”

Dangerous rhetoric, overconfidence, increase risk of conflict on Korean Peninsula, UN chief warns

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday that he is deeply concerned over the risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, “including as a result of miscalculation.”

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

South Sudan&#39s children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that &#8220anything less,...

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

South Sudan&#39s children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that &#8220anything less,...