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Guterres strongly condemns deadly mosque attack in Pakistan

News reports stated that a militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred at a crowded mosque. Reports showed that the bombing...

Afghan girls and women made focus of International Education Day: UNESCO

The agency announced on Thursday that it was dedicating the International Day of Education on 24 January, to the country’s women and girls.  “No country...

Steep increase in deadly boat journeys reflects Rohingyas’ desperation: UNHCR

More than 3,500 desperate Rohingya attempted deadly sea crossings in 39 boats in 2022 – mainly from Myanmar and Bangladesh – UNHCR spokesperson Shabia...

Sunshine, sea, and sustainable tourism: Indonesian women entrepreneurs adapt to a changing world

As the sun sets over the Celebes sea, and its orange glow turns the horizon gold, a couple of dozen tourists are on the...

Myanmar: Hundreds of political prisoners released, but thousands remain in jail

“The release of political prisoners in Myanmar is not only a relief to those unfairly detained, but also their families”, OHCHR Spokesperson Jeremy Laurence...

Pakistan floods: 9 million more risk being pushed into poverty, warns UNDP

“We estimate that up to around nine million people - additional people - could be pushed into poverty due to the flood impact” said...

UN Secretary-General ‘deeply disturbed’ by Taliban’s reported ban on women working for NGOs in...

A statement issued by Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said that Secretary-General António Guterres was “deeply disturbed by the reported order of the de facto Taliban authorities" and that the UN...

Afghanistan: UN envoy highlights need to continue dialogue with Taliban

Briefing ambassadors, the new UN Special Representative in Afghanistan and UNAMA chief, Roza Otunbayeva, highlighted ongoing political and human rights concerns – as well...

Myanmar: Secretive military courts sentence scores of people to death 

“The military continues to hold proceedings in secretive courts in violation of basic principles of fair trial and contrary to core judicial guarantees of...