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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 and comp
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 10:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'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 rights warned
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 10:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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 with inter
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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.
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 8:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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.
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 5:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan — UNICEF South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Security Council holds ministerial-level meeting on 'threats posed by DPR Korea' The United Nations Security Council will today hold a ministerial-level meeting on the threat and challenges posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to international peace and security.
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Protection, well-being of uprooted children must be central to new global migration compact — UNICEF Some 50 million children are on the move worldwide, and if countries follow best practices to ensure their safety and well-being, 2018 could be a landmark year for migrant children the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday.
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN chief stresses need to denuclearize Korean Peninsula, avoid 'sleepwalking into war' United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wrapped up a short visit to Tokyo on Thursday with an appeal to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and other countries to implement relevant Security Council resolutions to denuclearize th
UN News Centre | Dec 15, 2017 12:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN Security Council pledges support for regional push to revive South Sudan's peace pact As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace
UN News Centre | Dec 14, 2017 11:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend