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As Europe confronts Greek debt crisis, UN expert says new measures must not lose sight of human rights
The implementation of new austerity measures in Greece amid the country’s deteriorating economic crisis must not come at a cost to human rights, a United Nations expert warned 15 July as he urged international institutions and the Greek Government to make "fully informed decisions" before adopting additional reforms.
With Libya now at a ‘critical stage,’ UN envoy says all parties must back political dialogue process
A peaceful transition in Libya will only succeed through a significant and coordinated effort in support of a future Government of National Accord and by ensuring that sufficient security is achieved throughout the country so that public administration can resume its key functions, the top UN official in Libya told the Security Council 15 July.
The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released 14 July in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Prisons in England and Wales deteriorated across all areas last year to their worst level for at least 10 years, the chief inspector of prisons has reported.
Twenty-seven people were killed and 40 injured on Tuesday in a stampede in Andhra Pradesh, police said, as crowds surged to bathe in the Godavari River on the first day of a religious festival held once every 144 years, the Reuters reported.
French police are hunting for three armed men who stormed a Primark store in an suspected robbery attempt north of Paris, the BBC reported.
The UK should hold an independent judge-led inquiry into surveillance of human rights organizations by UK security services, Amnesty International said today in a letter sent to Prime Minister David Cameron.
The exodus spawned by the four-year long Syrian conflict has now become the United Nations refugee agency’s largest crisis in almost a quarter of a century and risks deteriorating even further as fighting in the country shows no sign of abating.
During this year’s session, the World Heritage Committee, which was chaired by Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, inscribed 24 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and approved extensions to three existing sites. It also added three World Heritage sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger and took one off the List.
Secretary General Jagland has said that children’s rights remain high on the Council of Europe’s agenda. "We still cannot say that children are treated as full-fledged holders of rights-meaning all their rights, by all governments, by all adults, at all times, and in all settings," he said, "But that is what we must continue to work towards."