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.

22 August 2016

More than 3 million displaced in Yemen — joint UN agency report

22 August 2016

A joint report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has found that the conflict in Yemen has resulted in the displacement of some 3,154,572 people, of which 2,205,102 remain displaced across the country and some 949,470 have attempted to return home.

19 August 2016

UK and Australian citizen Scott Richards held in Dubai

19 August 2016

Scott Richards, who holds both British and Australian citizenship, promoted a charity drive to buy blankets and tarpaulins for refugees in Afghanistan.

18 August 2016
Human rights watchdog calls for urgent action on Britain’s 'deep-rooted' inequality

Human rights watchdog calls for urgent action on Britain’s 'deep-rooted' inequality

18 August 2016

Britain can expect widening social divisions and increased racial tensions unless the government takes urgent action to tackle  deep-rooted  inequalities, the new chair of the UK’s equalities watchdog has warned.