06 October 2016
Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

06 October 2016

5 October 2016 — On World Teacher’s Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

05 October 2016

'UK Military Not Above the Law' and Gov’t Must Take Abuse Seriously — Amnesty

05 October 2016

The UK government has said that military, who may have committed human rights offenses in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be exempt from European law which permits them to face trial if they are accused of a human rights violation.

04 October 2016

OSCE Mission to Moldova prepares trainers to improve police response in domestic violence cases

04 October 2016

On 27 and 28 September 2016, the OSCE Mission to Moldova held a  training-of-trainers course for 25 law enforcement representatives from across the country on preventing and combating domestic violence, OSCE official website reports October 4. The event, held in Chisinau, was organized in  co-operation  with Moldova’s General Police Inspectorate.

03 October 2016
Leeds homelessness protesters fight legal bid to evict tent city

Leeds homelessness protesters fight legal bid to evict tent city

03 October 2016

​The organisers of a homelessness protest, in which around 50 rough sleepers have pitched tents in Leeds city centre, are due to appear in court to fight a bid to disperse them.

30 September 2016
Human Rights Council adopted resolution on journalists’ safety

Human Rights Council adopted resolution on journalists’ safety

30 September 2016

On 30 September, the Human Rights Council concluded its  thirty-third  regular session after adopting 31 texts on a wide range of issues. Among them the Council adopted a resolution on the safety of journalists.

29 September 2016

CE: Removing barriers to young people’s access to rights

29 September 2016

Unhindered and full access of young people to rights is an essential element of a culture of human rights, democracy and rule of law. On 28 September 2016, the Committee of Ministers has adopted a new Recommendation for its member States to remove legal, political and social barriers to young people’s access to rights.

28 September 2016

Thailand: Torture victims must be heard

28 September 2016

Silencing human rights activists who highlight human rights violations will not solve the problem of torture and other  ill-treatment  in Thailand, Amnesty International said today.

27 September 2016
UN-backed programme found to improve working conditions in global garment factories

UN-backed programme found to improve working conditions in global garment factories

27 September 2016

A new study has found that a United  Nations-backed  programme aiming to promote competitiveness and improve the working conditions of more than one million workers in garment factories across seven developing countries has shown significant gains in both quality of life for workers and profitability for businesses.

26 September 2016
Calais: "Jungle" migrant camp will be completely dismantled

Calais: "Jungle" migrant camp will be completely dismantled

26 September 2016

On 26 September, during a visit to the port of Calais French President Francois Hollande has said the "Jungle" migrant camp will be "completely, definitively dismantled".

23 September 2016

Charlotte shooting sparks days of protests over police violence

23 September 2016

A third night of protests has rocked the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, after a black man was shot dead by a black police officer on Tuesday.