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.

26 August 2016

Switzerland must fall into line regarding the transparency of political funding

26 August 2016

In a report published on 25 August, GRECO, the Council of Europe’s  anti-corruption  group, states that Switzerland has achieved real progress in implementing the group’s recommendations on incriminations.

25 August 2016

Increasingly complex armed conflicts have dire impact on children — UN envoy

25 August 2016

The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior United Nations envoy on the subject said on 24 August, stressing that this situation stems directly from an erosion of respect for international humanitarian and human rights law by conflict parties.

24 August 2016
To escape gangs and poverty, Central American children making risky journey to US — UNICEF

To escape gangs and poverty, Central American children making risky journey to US — UNICEF

24 August 2016

The flow of refugee and migrant children — seeking refuge from brutal gangs and stifling poverty in Central America and making their way to the United States — shows no sign of letting up, despite the risks of being kidnapped, trafficked, raped, or killed on the journey, a report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) found.

23 August 2016
OSCE supports training seminar on data journalism in Kazakhstan

OSCE supports training seminar on data journalism in Kazakhstan

23 August 2016

An  OSCE-supported  training seminar on data journalism for some 15 journalists from across Kazakhstan was held 22–23 August in Astana.