14 September 2016

As 71st General Assembly opens, new President pledges to ‘turn the wheels’ on implementing 17 Global Goals

14 September 2016

On 13 September, the United Nations General Assembly opened its 71st session, with an emphasis on ensuring that implementation of the new global development goals, adopted by its 193 Member States last year, is well underway.

13 September 2016
Australia seeks to extend terrorism controls to 14-year-olds

Australia seeks to extend terrorism controls to 14-year-olds

13 September 2016

Australia announced plans to strengthen anti-terrorism laws and extend monitoring by authorities to suspects as young as 14 on Sunday, after the country’s fourth terrorism incident in two years, said on 12 September Bloomberg.

12 September 2016

England: Seven-day NHS 'impossible under current funding levels'

12 September 2016

A  seven-day  NHS is "impossible" to achieve with the current funding and staffing levels, the chief executive of NHS Providers says.

09 September 2016
UK immigration minister confirms work to start on £2m Calais wall

UK immigration minister confirms work to start on £2m Calais wall

09 September 2016

Work is about to begin on "a big, new wall" in Calais as the latest attempt to prevent refugees and migrants jumping aboard lorries heading for the Channel port, the UK’s immigration minister Robert Goodwill said on 7 September.

07 September 2016

More than 28 million children 'uprooted' by conflict and face further dangers — UNICEF report

07 September 2016

Millions of children driven from their homes due to violence and conflict or in the hopes of finding a better and safer future face further dangers along the way — including the risk of drowning on sea crossings, malnourishment and dehydration, trafficking, kidnapping, rape and even murder — according to the new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

06 September 2016
OSCE co-organizes roundtable on re-socialization strategy for former prisoners in Kazakhstan

OSCE co-organizes roundtable on re-socialization strategy for former prisoners in Kazakhstan

06 September 2016

On 6 September, an  OSCE-supported  roundtable dedicated to the strengthening of  re-socialization  of former prisoners took place today in Astana, bringing together some 40  high-level  government officials, international experts, legal scholars and members of civil society.

05 September 2016

Bangladesh: Release Facebook user who criticised Prime Minister

05 September 2016

The Bangladeshi authorities must immediately release a  22-year-old  student activist detained for two Facebook posts criticising the country’s Prime Minister, Amnesty International said on 3 September.

31 August 2016

UN rights committee: Women and girls with disabilities are equal rights holders

31 August 2016

Noting that national policies often tend to treat women and girls with disabilities as helpless objects of pity or allow them to be treated in that manner, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities stressed on 30 August that, instead, they need to be empowered and allowed to enjoy their fundamental rights and freedoms, as any other person.

30 August 2016

OSCE Office presents report on the impact of economic crisis on independent media in Tajikistan

30 August 2016

Enhancing the professional development of journalists, training young reporters, making greater use of multimedia, establishing commercial departments as part of editorial offices, and creating an alternative system of newspaper distribution were some of the recommendations presented by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan on 27 August 2016 in their survey on the impact of the financial crisis on the country’s independent media.

29 August 2016
Calais chief wants new migrant border deal with UK

Calais chief wants new migrant border deal with UK

29 August 2016

Migrants in Calais seeking asylum in the UK should be allowed to lodge their claim in France, the president of the region on 29 August has told the BBC.