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China: France Should Spotlight Rights Crisis

November 23, 2017
(Paris) – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian should publicly urge respect for human rights in meetings with China’s...

Indonesia: No End to Abusive ‘Virginity Tests’

November 22, 2017
(Jakarta) – Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should order Indonesia’s police chief and armed forces commander to i...

At UN, over $2 billion pledged to help hurricane-affected Caribbean nations ‘build back better’

22 November 2017
The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 billion in loans and debt relief to help...

UN urges global action so women and girls everywhere can live free from all forms of violence

22 November 2017
Achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women is the answer to ending violence against women, United Nations S...

UN agency gravely concerned by lack of medical services in Syria’s eastern Ghouta

22 November 2017
Despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs, life-saving medicines, medical equipment, and surgical suppli...

Situation on Australian ‘offshore processing’ facility deteriorates by the day – UN refugee official

21 November 2017
Three weeks following the closure of the Manus Island regional processing centre, the situation on the ground is very seriou...

World community has ‘collective responsibility’ to stop human trafficking, support victims – UN chief

21 November 2017
Briefing the Security Council Tuesday, top United Nations officials, including the Secretary-General and the head of the Org...

UNICEF warns of contaminated drinking water in camps for Rohingya refugees

21 November 2017 – The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is working with authorities in Bangladesh to urgently investigate high levels E...

UN report urges Sudan to address plight of millions of displaced people in Darfur

21 November 2017
The United Nations human rights office has called on the Government of Sudan to pursue effective, transparent and durable po...

Sanitation chain, wastewater treatment focus of World Toilet Day event at UN

20 November 2017
Even in wealthier countries, where people have access to toilets and faecal material is contained, treatment and final dispo...

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