Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet |

“While I welcome the international attention on climate change’s impact on women and girls over the last decade, we must urgently also focus on...

ICC at 20: Five things you should know about the International Criminal Court |

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Court on 1 July 2022, here are five ways that the ICC is helping build a more...

Internet shutdowns impact human rights, economy, and day to day life |

When major communication channels and networks are slowed down or blocked, this means thousands, even millions of people are deprived of their only means...

Supporting UN’s Palestine refugee agency, means ‘investing in stability for the region’ |

“It means investing in the economic and social wellbeing of Palestine refugees and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” Secretary-General António Guterres told the...

Cabo Verde: ‘Unprecedented’ food insecurity triggers social and economic emergency |

Recent hard-won gains in food security and nutrition are at risk, the UN agency said, forcing the government this week to declare a social...

Violence against indigenous women, ‘legacy of colonialism’ rooted in racism |

“This violence is rooted in historic and unequal patriarchal power structures, racism, exclusion, and marginalization enabled by a legacy of colonialism,” said the UN...

Iran urged to halt imminent finger amputation of eight prisoners |

The men were sentenced to “have four fingers on their right hands completely cut off so that only the palms of their hands and...

UN brainstorms how to strengthen aid delivery amid ‘megacrises’ |

The three-day ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) brings together UN agencies, diplomats, aid workers, the private sector and other partners, to discuss current and...

Nigeria: crisis in northeast will worsen without urgent help, says OCHA |

Well over eight million people are in need of assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states, and an estimated 600,000 face emergency levels...

Window of opportunity closing for South Sudan, on road to lasting peace |

“This includes the full and proper participation of women in all the mechanisms contemplated by the ”, said Nicholas Haysom, who is also Head...

Côte d’Ivoire welcomes families home, as refugee status formally ends |

The process to formally end refugee status for Ivorian refugees comes into effect on 30 June, acknowledging the end of an era of displacement...

Building peace: Plotting a route towards democracy in The Gambia |

For Isatou Ceesay and Tombong Njie, the term “witch hunt” is not metaphorical. Under the regime of former dictator Yahya Jammeh, they were both...

Hate speech ‘dehumanizes individuals and communities’: Guterres |

“It promotes racism, xenophobia and misogyny; it dehumanizes individuals and communities; and it has a serious impact on our efforts to promote peace and...

Sexual violence in conflict ‘terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities’ |

In his message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, commemorated on Sunday, Secretary-General António Guterres also observed that perpetrators...

Urgent support needed for 14,000 who fled following Burkina Faso massacre |

According to an alert from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, almost 16,000 mostly women and children, have been displaced to Dori, after gunmen killed at...

A record 37 million children displaced worldwide: UNICEF  |

This figure includes 13.7 million child refugees and asylum-seekers, and nearly 22.8 million, who are internally displaced due to conflict and violence.   However, not included are...

Sudan: One-third of population faces acute food insecurity  |

The Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment (CFSVA) shows that the combined effects of economic and political crises; conflict and displacement; climate shocks; and...

Rights experts alarmed by violent civil society crackdown in Iran |

The six Special Rapporteurs were alarmed by the recent escalation of arbitrary arrests of teachers, labour activists, union leaders, lawyers, human rights defenders, and...

WHO to determine if Monkeypox should be declared ‘Emergency of International Concern’; rights expert...

The experts will meet on June 23 to assess whether the continuing outbreak represents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the highest level...

South Sudan: UN humanitarians forced to cut aid to 1.7 million people |

The agency said that had left humanitarians essentially in ‘famine-prevention mode”. 🚨 🆘 ALERT: The suspension of assistance comes at the worst...

UK’s bid to export some refugees to Rwanda, ‘all wrong’, says UN refugee chief...

The development comes as senior judges in the UK ruled that the Government's first flight taking asylum seekers to the African nation, could go...

First Person: The South Sudanese refugee helping others through trauma |

Ms. Tiep lives and works in Omugo II, an extension of Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement, which is home to 43,000 refugees from South Sudan.  After...

UN human rights experts urge China to allow them ‘full access’  |

“Strengthening engagement with independent human rights experts and Human Rights Council mechanisms is crucial to full and transparent enforcement of China’s human rights obligations,”...

World must ‘speed up’ efforts to end AIDS pandemic by 2030 |

The AIDS pandemic continues to be responsible for more than 13,000 deaths every week. Yet, one year after adopting a political declaration on HIV and...