01 November 2016
UNHCR: amount of material assistance to refugees to be doubled by 2020

UNHCR: amount of material assistance to refugees to be doubled by 2020

01 November 2016

On 31 October, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the amount of cash payments to assist refugees will have been doubled by 2020. According to UNHCR, the measures taken will enable refugees to lead more decent life.

31 October 2016
UNICEF: 300 million children breathing toxic air

UNICEF: 300 million children breathing toxic air

31 October 2016

On 31 October, a new UNICEF report reveals that almost 300 million live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution.

28 October 2016
WHO: over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines

WHO: over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines

28 October 2016

Over one million people in low- and  middle-income  countries have been treated with a revolutionary new cure for hepatitis C since its introduction two years ago.

27 October 2016

‘Nigeria faces worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent," warns senior UN relief official

27 October 2016

26 October 2016 — With nearly 400,000 children facing starvation in Nigeria, and citizens suffering with little to no protection, security, food or access to clean water, "Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent," Peter Lundberg, the acting United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, warned today.

26 October 2016

Council of Europe calls on member states to ban genetic tests for insurance purposes

26 October 2016

The Council of Europe calls upon the Governments of its Member States to ensure non-discrimination , including on grounds of genetic characteristics, and the protection of private life in the framework of insurance contracts covering risks related to health, age or death.

25 October 2016
Venezuela: Urgent measures needed to address shortages of medicine and food

Venezuela: Urgent measures needed to address shortages of medicine and food

25 October 2016

The Venezuelan government has targeted critics of its ineffective efforts to alleviate severe shortages of essential medicines and food while the crisis persists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on 24 October. 

24 October 2016
United Nations Day

United Nations Day

24 October 2016

On 24 October, UN Day is celebrated. This year's UN Day will be used to highlight concrete actions people can take to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

21 October 2016
Greece in 2016: Vulnerable people left behind

Greece in 2016: Vulnerable people left behind

21 October 2016

On 20 October, reported that seven months after the signature of the EU-Turkey deal and despite the huge amount of funds pledged by the EU, more than 50,000 migrants and refugees still live in substandard conditions in Greece and lack proper access to healthcare.

20 October 2016
UN marked fiftieth anniversary of key human rights covenants

UN marked fiftieth anniversary of key human rights covenants

20 October 2016

19 October, the United Nations General Assembly marked the fiftieth anniversary of the adoption of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

19 October 2016

How to fight human trafficking: new guide for governments

19 October 2016

On 18 October, to mark the 10th European  Anti-Trafficking  Day, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) published a new guidebook for national authorities based on examples of good practice from across the continent.