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French trade unions decided to conduct mass strikes and protest meetings against labour reform on 17 and 19 May. They called the draft law which eases conditions for laying off workers, reducing wages, and increasing the
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United Nations humanitarian coordinators called on to stop widespread conflict and humanitarian crises in the Middle East and North Africa
As world leaders prepare to gather for a first World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey later this month, the United Nations humanitarian coordinators for the Middle East and North Africa today called on the international community to assume its responsibility in finding solutions to end the widespread conflict and humanitarian crises in the region.
Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by UNICEF which comes ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May.
3 May 2016 – With increasing wartime assaults on and patterns of systematic destruction of health facilities in countries affected by conflict, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution today to strengthen protection for health care workers, the sick and wounded, hospitals and clinics, in war zones.
China’s National People’s Congress adopted on 28 April a fundamentally flawed law governing Foreign NGOs and their domestic partners. The new law will have severe consequences for freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association, which are already sharply curtailed under existing laws and policies.
Biomedicine: co-operation, education and training are essential to ensure better protection of human rights
At an international conference organized by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, ethical, legal and health professionals, together with representatives of relevant authorities, agreed on the need for more
The fate of hundreds of asylum seekers being held in a detention center in Papua New Guinea was in limbo on Wednesday as the country’s prime minister announced the facility would close in response to a court ruling that Australia’s detention of the men on the island nation is illegal.
On 25 April, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore said that Iraq’s development plan must be based on equality, the rule of law and a vision that has earned the confidence of all the country’s diverse communities.
Saudi Arabia: Counter-terror court sentences human rights activist in relentless onslaught against civil society
The sentencing of human rights activist Issa