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    UN chief ‘deeply regrets’ Mali’s decision to expel senior rights official

    The transitional Government of Mali had made the announcement on Sunday, in effect, barring the Director of the Human Rights Division of the UN...

    Türkiye, Syria quake latest: full scale of disaster still unfolding, UN humanitarians warn

    According to the Government of Türkiye, at least 3,381 people died and more than 20,000 were injured after a 7.8 magnitude quake struck close...

    China: Tibetan children forced to assimilate, independent rights experts fear

    “We are very disturbed that in recent years the residential school system for Tibetan children appears to act as a mandatory large-scale programme intended...

    UN child rights committee lauds Swiss asylum offer to Kurdish family

    “We welcome the timely action taken by Switzerland to suspend the children’s return to Bulgaria, in compliance with the Committee’s request for interim measures,”...

    Ethiopia: Northern aid access improving but some areas still hard to reach

    Associate Spokesperson Florencia Soto Niño​ told correspondents at the regular noon briefing in New York that aid distribution had expanded in the Afar, Amhara...

    UN aid convoys deliver lifesaving relief to Ukraine’s war-ravaged east

    Medicines, roofing repair kits, bottled water and solar lamps were offloaded, highlighting the desperate plight of many thousands of people who are unable or...

    Spain: Rights experts call for probe into claim Catalan leaders were spied on

    “Spanish authorities must conduct a full, fair, and effective investigation into these allegations, publish the findings and stop any unlawful interference into the fundamental rights...

    UN experts laud International Olympic Committee for considering admission of Russian, Belarusian athletes

    Against the backdrop of the ongoing and deadly Russian invasion of Ukraine, the experts urged the IOC to adopt a decision in that direction,...

    IOM steps up support as Rohingya refugee numbers rise in Southeast Asia

    Almost 3,300 arrived in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand last year, the UN agency said, a roughly 290 per cent rise over the 850 people recorded...

    Afghanistan: Humanitarians await guidelines on women’s role in aid operations

    Representing the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), they stressed that the world’s largest humanitarian operation – supporting some 28 million people in Afghanistan – simply...

    Hate speech: Nations fight back

    Costa Rica is known for its strong democracy, pro-human rights stance, and deep respect of the rule of law, so it was a shock...

    Hate speech: A growing, international threat

    Hate speech is having a demonstrable effect on society: one of the many similarities between the January attacks on Brazil’s government buildings, and the...

    Syria: WFP chief calls for action now, as hunger soars to 12 year high

    WFP Executive Director, David Beasley, said that if we don’t address this humanitarian crisis, “things are going to get worse than we can possibly...

    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...

    Myanmar mired ever deeper in crisis as human rights spiral backwards, warns Türk

    “By nearly every feasible measurement, and in every area of human rights – economic, social and cultural, as much as civil and political –...

    Closure of Moscow Helsinki Group, ‘yet another blow to human rights’ in Russia: OHCHR

    Maria Hurtado said in a statement that the judgement was just the latest “in a series of actions against civil society”, journalists, other media...

    Home, belonging, and the Holocaust

    In 1933, Hitler began putting the party’s core racist and nationalist ideology into practice, identifying who could claim Germany as home and who in...

    Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection

    The UN humanitarian affairs office OCHA is calling for $4.3 billion to reach the 17.3 million most vulnerable people in need, whose lives have...

    Palestinian refugees face hitting ‘rock bottom’, warns UNRWA in $1.6 billion appeal

    Head of UNRWA, Philippe Lazzarini, told journalists in Geneva that competing global crises, and skyrocketing levels of poverty and unemployment among Palestine refugees, have...

    UN rights chief condemns ‘cold-blooding killing’ of Eswatini human rights lawyer

    Thulani Maseko, who was also a pro-democracy activist, was shot dead in his home in the city of Mbabane on Saturday.  Mr. Türk issued a...

    UN refugee chief praises Moldova for opening the country to Ukrainians fleeing war

    “The Moldovan people and Government have shown remarkable solidarity with refugees since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began nearly one year ago”, Filippo Grandi...

    Ukraine: UN aid reaches Soledar area as IAEA boosts safety measures at nuclear sites

    Jens Laerke from UN aid coordinating office, OCHA, said that three trucks had been granted access to areas under Ukrainian Government control just a...

    Northern Ireland: UK ‘immunity’ legislation could hamper victims’ rights, warns Türk

    The High Commissioner for Human Rights acknowledged on Thursday that addressing the violent legacy of intercommunal relations in Northern Ireland from the 1960s to the 1990s...