27 April 2017
Dialogue with High Commissioner. Child protection

Dialogue with High Commissioner. Child protection

27 April 2017

Protection of family, motherhood, paternity and childhood is one of the fundamental duties of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The future, perception of the world, behavior and psychological state of a child depends on the conditions in which he lives.

26 April 2017
Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences

Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences

26 April 2017

The United Nations today commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which spewed radioactive material to an area stretching 155,000 square kilometres across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

25 April 2017
Conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school — UNICEF

Conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school — UNICEF

25 April 2017

Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old — about 22 per cent of children in that age group — from schools in warzones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

24 April 2017
Election protests erupt in France

Election protests erupt in France

24 April 2017

French police have detained three people in election night protests, as demonstrators burned cars, danced around bonfires and dodged riot police.

21 April 2017
UNICEF: more than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

UNICEF: more than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

21 April 2017

According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move are unaccompanied, so their deaths often go unreported.

20 April 2017
Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

20 April 2017

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published its latest report on the United Kingdom, following a visit to several places of detention in the country last spring.

19 April 2017
Brazil strikers storm Congress over pension reform

Brazil strikers storm Congress over pension reform

19 April 2017

Congressional police in riot gear used tear gas to drive back hundreds of members of federal police unions who tried to invade the Brazilian Congress on Tuesday to protest a pension reform bill that would reduce their benefits.

17 April 2017
Turkey held referendum on amendments to the Constitution

Turkey held referendum on amendments to the Constitution

17 April 2017

On 16 April, a referendum on the transition from parliamentary to presidential form of government was held in Turkey. According to preliminary data, supporters of the constitutional reform won 51.2% of the vote, which is 1.25 million more comparing to opponents.

14 April 2017
WHO: Cases of cancer among children have become more frequent

WHO: Cases of cancer among children have become more frequent

14 April 2017

In recent years, cases of cancer among children have increased significantly. Each year, 140 in a million children under 14 years are diagnosed with dangerous oncological diseases. On 14 April UN reports that an international study conducted with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) provided this data.

13 April 2017
Free Primary Education Still Out of Reach in South Africa

Free Primary Education Still Out of Reach in South Africa

13 April 2017

Two years ago, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which states that primary education should be free and compulsory for all, came into force in South Africa.