06 October 2017
Group’s Nobel Peace Prize win spotlights need to end 'nuclear nightmare' says UN chief

Group’s Nobel Peace Prize win spotlights need to end 'nuclear nightmare' says UN chief

06 October 2017

Congratulating the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being awarded today the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, top United Nations officials said that the recognition is a reminder of the need to grim threats posed by such weapons to humanity.

03 October 2017
Las Vegas investigation finds more weapons, but shooter's motive unknown

Las Vegas investigation finds more weapons, but shooter's motive unknown

03 October 2017

A day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, authorities are learning more about Stephen Paddock who fired into a crowd of thousands during a country music festival from a Las Vegas hotel room and the weapons he kept.

26 September 2017
UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of "game-changing" HIV treatment

UN hails landmark pricing deal for faster rollout of "game-changing" HIV treatment

26 September 2017

On September 21 senior United Nations officials welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen.

25 September 2017
Luxembourg: Authorities encouraged to continue efforts to integrate asylum-seekers and migrants

Luxembourg: Authorities encouraged to continue efforts to integrate asylum-seekers and migrants

25 September 2017

"Luxembourg has made considerable efforts to respond to Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis by receiving asylum-seekers and relocating and resettling refugees from other parts of Europe and beyond. It has largely avoided the trap of political instrumentalisation of the issue of migration, and government and civil society have been actively providing protection to people in need", said Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, concluding a visit to Luxembourg from 18 to 22 September 2017 which focused on the issues of asylum, migration and integration.

22 September 2017
France sees labour reform protests

France sees labour reform protests

22 September 2017

Unions staged new protests Thursday against an overhaul of France's labour laws, hoping to build pressure on President Emmanuel Macron days before his flagship reforms are expected to enter into force.

21 September 2017
European Union and UN launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence

European Union and UN launch new initiative to eliminate gender violence

21 September 2017

The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe.

20 September 2017
Mexico earthquake: more than 240 dead

Mexico earthquake: more than 240 dead

20 September 2017

Rescuers frantically searched through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 killed at least 217 people.

19 September 2017
German Court fines 3 for failing to help ailing retiree in bank

German Court fines 3 for failing to help ailing retiree in bank

19 September 2017

As a neatly dressed elderly man lay unconscious in the foyer of a bank in western Germany, four people stepped over or around him to make their way to cash machines.

18 September 2017
St. Louis area sees 3rd day of protest

St. Louis area sees 3rd day of protest

18 September 2017

Several hundred protesters were marching in downtown St. Louis near the city’s police headquarters Sunday evening, and later through the St. Louis University campus, continuing demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man.

15 September 2017
UN dedicates annual Peace Day to safety, respect for refugees and migrants

UN dedicates annual Peace Day to safety, respect for refugees and migrants

15 September 2017

The United Nations in New York today marked the International Day of Peace with the annual ringing of the peace bell and calls for combatants worldwide to lay down their arms and observe a day of ceasefire and non-violence.