23 May 2016

Yemen: Children among civilians killed and maimed in cluster bomb ‘minefields’

23 May 2016

On 23 May, Amnesty International urged all states to ensure that no party to the conflict in Yemen is supplied — either directly or indirectly — with weapons, munitions, military equipment or technology that would be used in the conflict until they stop serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.

20 May 2016
Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe

Human rights activists call on authorities to investigate police misconduct during Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe

20 May 2016

The NGO Coalition Against Torture called on the Tajik authorities to promptly investigate the police actions during Celebrations marking a Hindu spring festival in Dushanbe, BBC reported on 20 May.

19 May 2016

‘Nobody Left Outside’ campaign launched as UN warns of dire shelter conditions for refugees

19 May 2016

On 18 May, the United Nations refugee agency launched the Nobody Left Outside campaign that calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for two million refugees.

18 May 2016
French trade unions continue fight against labour reform

French trade unions continue fight against labour reform

18 May 2016

A week of strikes has begun in France in response to new labour reforms introduced without parliament’s approval. Though the reforms have already been forced through, supporters of industrial action remain undeterred.

17 May 2016

Journalist covering protests in Egypt jailed for two years

17 May 2016

A criminal court in Cairo sentenced Ali Abdeen, a photographer for the news website El-Fagr, to two years in jail. Abdeen, who was sentenced on May 14 alongside 50 others, was convicted of inciting illegal protests, obstructing traffic, and publishing false news.

16 May 2016

UN calls to fight discrimination and violence within family

16 May 2016

The rise of violent extremism, the effects of forced displacement, extreme weather events and other challenges are taking a heavy toll on the health and integrity of families in crisis situations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the International Day of Families with a call for Governments to support the crucial role of families in all their diverse forms.

12 May 2016
Council of Europe: Report on refugees’ situation in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia»

Council of Europe: Report on refugees’ situation in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia»

12 May 2016

A new report addressing the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece and «the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia» was published on 11 May by Special Representative on Migration and Refugees of the Council of Europe’s Secretary General Tomáš Boček.

11 May 2016

French trade unions to conduct strikes against labour reform

11 May 2016

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 35-hour week, «historic throw-back» and called on the French authorities to refuse the controversial reform.

10 May 2016
One of indigenous languages disappears every two weeks

One of indigenous languages disappears every two weeks

10 May 2016

On 9 May, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon via video message announced the launch of the Permanent Forum’s 15th session on Indigenous Issues in New York. Disappearing of indigenous language will be one of the topics discussed.

06 May 2016
United Nations humanitarian coordinators called on to stop widespread conflict and humanitarian crises in the Middle East and North Africa

United Nations humanitarian coordinators called on to stop widespread conflict and humanitarian crises in the Middle East and North Africa

06 May 2016

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.