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Catastrophe of Aral Sea shows 'men can destroy the planet', warns UN chief Guterres

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Theresa May Should Defend, Not Denigrate, Human Rights

June 9, 2017
(London) – In the final days of the United Kingdom’s election campaign, Prime Minister Theresa May made a dangerous, ill-judged,...

Syria: UNICEF warns 40,000 children in the line of fire in Raqqa

Photo:In the makeshift camp at Ain Issa, 50 km north of the Raqqa in Syria, a boy carries a jerrycan filled with water.

9 June 2017

Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East – UN agency

Photo:Community members transport humanitarian supplies delivered in Mayendit town, South Sudan. An inter-agency mobile team was deployed to suppor...

UN migration agency launches $60 million appeal for drought-hit East, Horn of Africa

Photo:Nasibo, 6, sits in an abandoned safe space for children in Doolow, Somalia.

9 June 2017
The United Nations migration agency tod...

International community must ensure 'endemic' impunity in DR Congo brought to an end – UN rights chief

Photo:High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

9 June 2017
Voicing concern over lack of progress on the part of Gover...

Intelligence Agency Dodges Congressional Scrutiny

June 8, 2017
Does the National Security Agency (NSA) understand that it should be accountable to its overseers in the other branches of gover...

Welcoming progress in arms laydown in Colombia, UN chief reiterates support to peace process

8 June 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today that he has been “encouraged” by the progress in Colombian peace pro...

Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn

Photo:The Iguazu Falls, on the border between Brazil and Argentina.

8 June 2017
Human rights experts from the United Nations and an in...

Women Excluded Again from Afghanistan’s Peace Talks

Photo:Foreign delegation members listen as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani delivers a speech during a peace and security cooperation conference in Ka...