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Drones in the Service of Human Rights

December 11, 2017
Human Rights Watch released a report this month that included, for the first time in our history, photographic evidence col...

Not enough being done to shield civilians from violence in Somalia – UN report

10 December 2017
The armed conflict in Somalia continues to exact a heavy toll on civilians, damaging infrastructure and livelihoods, displac...

Peaceful conduct of elections 'historic moment' for Nepal, says UN chief

9 December 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the holding of the two-phased State and Federal elections and...

'Genocide should not be part of our present or our future,' UN adviser says on day to honour victims

9 December 2017
The United Nations office that coordinates efforts on genocide prevention has launched an appeal for Member States to ratify...

UN political chief, DPRK officials agree Korean Peninsula faces 'most tense and dangerous' situation

9 December 2017
In their meetings this week, the United Nations political chief and senior officials of the Democratic People's Republic...

UN agency begins assisting thousands of West African migrants to leave Libya

8 December 2017
The United Nations migration agency and the Government of Niger welcomed the first 504 people from Libya to Niger, kicking of...

Human Rights Day: UN to launch campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration

8 December 2017
The United Nations will on Sunday kick off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights docu...

Gaza: UN official releases funds to enable life-saving aid programmes in enclave

8 December 2017
A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) today released $2.2 million...

UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘risk of violent escalation’ after US decision on Jerusalem

8 December 2017
Wednesday’s decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely w...

FEATURE: Seizing on global trend, Afghan women reporters empower voices against violence

7 December 2017
In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted...

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