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Moscow’s deportation of 20,000 Ukrainian children to Russia, says a report filed with the UN

Learn about the deportation of Ukrainian children by Russia and the efforts to bring them home. Read the report by Human Rights Without Frontiers.

“Their fighting spirit has stayed with us”: UN Reflects on 20th Anniversary of Tragic Attack

In Geneva, Switzerland on August 18 2023 the peaceful city again became the center of global compassion and unity as the United Nations observed World Humanitarian Day (August 19th). This annual event commemorates the...

The international community is mobilising for the Amhara

In the space of two days, the European Union issued a statement, the United States issued a joint statement with Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and finally the experts of the UN International Commission on Ethiopia issued a statement.

Women lead marine restoration efforts in the UNESCO Seaflower Biosphere Reserve

Did you know that women represent just 38 per cent of all ocean scientists? A women-led community organisation in the Seaflower UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Caribbean, is working to restore some of the most important marine ecosystems in the world and paving the way for bigger women's representation in ocean science.

States must redouble efforts against intolerance based on religion or belief

religion or belief / Urgent debate on "the alarming rise in premeditated and public acts of religious hatred as manifested by recurrent desecration of the Holy Quran in some European and other countries"

Scientology in Europe Celebrated World Drug Day on June 26

In commemoration of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, European cities held activities to raise awareness about the consequences of drug use. The World Drug Report 2023 revealed alarming statistics, including an 18% increase in drug injection and a 23% rise in global drug use. In response, remarkable prevention initiatives were organized across Europe, including a cyclo-run in the Czech Republic and drug prevention activities in France, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, and Austria.

HRWF calls upon the UN, EU and OSCE for Turkey to stop deportation of 103 Ahmadis

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) calls upon the UN, the EU and the OSCE to ask Turkey to annul a deportation order for 103 Ahmadis Today, a Turkish court has released a deportation order concerning...

Extreme weather caused two million deaths, cost $4 trillion over last 50 years

Over two million deaths and $4.3 trillion in economic losses; that’s the impact of a half-century of extreme weather events turbo-charged

G7 nations should show global leadership and solidarity says Guterres

The world is counting on the leadership and solidarity of the G7 nations, the U.N. chief said Sunday, speaking to journalists in Hiroshima

European Patients Rights Day is still needed in view of violations in Spain and other EU countries

On April 18th the European Patients’ Rights Day is celebrated, which is the annual recurrence that celebrates patients’ and civil society organisations in their efforts to advance patients’ rights at the global and European...

Tanzania confirms first-ever outbreak of deadly Marburg Virus Disease

Lab tests were carried out after eight people in the region developed symptoms of the “highly virulent” disease, including fever, vomiting, bleeding, and kidney failure. Five of the eight confirmed cases have died, including a...

An international coalition praises the leadership of the UAE in human rights, led by President Bin Zayed

The coalition of human rights organizations had submitted to the United Nations its report on the universal periodic review of the UAE, and the information dealt with the efforts and achievements made by the UAE in the field of promoting respect for human rights. The coalition of human rights organizations launched its report during an international event devoted to reviewing the journey of human rights development in the UAE.

Announcing new youth advisers, Guterres praises their ‘unrelenting’ drive for climate justice

UN Secretary-General António Guterres this week announced the names of seven young climate leaders selected to serve on his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change. Their role is to act as climate justice advisers and push for...

UNICEF warns of deepening inequalities in Europe and Central Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters and ongoing conflict have deepened inequalities among children in Europe and Central Asia, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published on Thursday, calling for more robust...

World leaders back ‘blueprint for recovery, renewal, resilience’ in least developed countries

The Fifth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) concluded on Thursday with countries adopting concrete measures to implement the Doha Programme of Action (DPoA) – which aims to renew and strengthen commitments...

Haiti: Surge in gun trafficking fuels spike in gang violence

Increasingly sophisticated and high-calibre firearms and ammunition are being trafficked into Haiti, fuelling an ongoing surge of gang violence that has plagued residents for months, according to a new UN assessment released on Thursday. The...

UN Human Rights Council Statement

Mr. Secretary-General, High Commissioner Turk, President Bálek, fellow members of the United Nations Human Rights Council: we are marking 75 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At its heart is...

UN special adviser denounces genocide denial in Bosnia

Raising concerns over such continuous reports of revisionism concerning atrocity crimes perpetrated during the three-year-long conflict that began in 1992, she also pointed to recent incidents reported following a decision to amend the Law on the Center for...

UN Security Council hears echoed demands to end war in Ukraine

“Life is a living hell for the people of Ukraine,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Council, which has held more than 40 debates on the conflict since Russia’s full-scale invasion one year ago. On the occasion, the...

UNODC and Cafés Malongo celebrate 5th anniversary of cooperation to help farmers worldwide

Vienna (Austria), 13 February 2023 — In many of the world’s drug crop-growing areas, isolation and poverty are inherent. Farmers in vulnerable populations cultivate illicit drug crops such as coca and opium poppy because they...

SUDAN: The Vice President of the Sovereign Council receives the UN Independent Expert for Human Rights

The Vice President of the Sovereign Council, Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, received today the United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights in Sudan, Mr. Radhouane Nouicer. The meeting discussed the human rights situation in Sudan, the developments achieved,...

Holocaust remembrance: beware ‘siren songs of hate’ – UN chief

In his speech, delivered at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Guterres recalled that, within months, the Nazis had dismantled fundamental constitutional rights and paved the way for totalitarian rule: members of parliament were arrested,...

Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Scientology and Sikhism have joined the United Nations to protect Human Rights

UNITY AMONG PEOPLE OF FAITH TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS Newsroom/EINPRESSWIRE. At a time when human rights are under threat all over the world, both in so-called developing countries and in countries whose motto is related to...

Horn of Africa faces most severe drought in more than two generations – UNICEF

The number of children suffering from dire drought conditions across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia has more than doubled in five months, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday. Around 20.2 million children are under...

Need fast facts on drugs, crime, or criminal justice? Check out our updated Data Portal

More than 250,000 data points available on the Data Portal of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), now with a new, user-friendly interface Vienna (Austria), 25 October 2022 – Did you know that more than 400,000...
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