15 July 2015
World has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

World has delivered on halting and reversing AIDS epidemic, UN announces

15 July 2015

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).

14 July 2015

Prisons in England and Wales 'at their worst level for 10 years'

14 July 2015

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.

Stampede at religious festival in Andhra kills 27 pilgrims

Stampede at religious festival in Andhra kills 27 pilgrims

14 July 2015

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.

13 July 2015

France Primark siege: Police hunt armed attackers

13 July 2015

French police are hunting for three armed men who stormed a Primark store in an suspected robbery attempt north of Paris, the BBC reported.

 

10 July 2015

Amnesty International calls on David Cameron to launch surveillance inquiry

10 July 2015

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.

Syrian refugee numbers pass four million as war rages on – UN

Syrian refugee numbers pass four million as war rages on – UN

10 July 2015

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.

09 July 2015
24 new sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List

24 new sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List

09 July 2015

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.

Children are holders of rights, in their own right - Secretary General Jagland

Children are holders of rights, in their own right - Secretary General Jagland

09 July 2015

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."

08 July 2015

UN rights chief concerned by 'broad scope' of China’s new security law

08 July 2015

7 July 2015 — The top United Nations human rights official today expressed deep concern about the human rights implications regarding the scope of a new law on national security adopted by China on 1 July.

Canada scolded by human rights groups for poor treatment of indigenous women

08 July 2015

A Canadian human rights group has told the UN that the troubles faced by the country’s indigenous population are one of Canada’s most pressing social issues. The organization also criticized the government approach to  anti-terrorism  legislation.