14 September 2017
UN: Famine in Nigeria averted but millions still at risk

UN: Famine in Nigeria averted but millions still at risk

14 September 2017

Noting important progress in delivering life-saving aid to millions in north-east Nigeria, the top United Nations humanitarian official underscored that international assistance to people suffering amid the crisis must not dwindle.

13 September 2017
Council of Europe: school segregation deprives many children of quality education

Council of Europe: school segregation deprives many children of quality education

13 September 2017

"The right to education is a fundamental human right. Yet, many European countries still deny thousands of children, including children with disabilities, Roma children and refugee or migrant children, equal access to it by keeping them in segregated schools. This is a violation of children’s human rights with far-reaching negative consequences for our societies. Member states have an obligation to secure the right of every child to quality education without discrimination", said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, while releasing a paper on tackling school segregation through inclusive education.

12 September 2017
UN chief sends condolences, offers help after earthquake in Mexico

UN chief sends condolences, offers help after earthquake in Mexico

12 September 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres has offered his condolences to the Government and people of Mexico and said the United Nations stands ready to provide support, should it be requested.

11 September 2017
On International Day, UNESCO promotes online literacy in digital world

On International Day, UNESCO promotes online literacy in digital world

11 September 2017

New technologies open opportunities to improve lives and connect globally, but they can also marginalize those who are illiterate and lack other essential skills needed to navigate them, a senior United Nations official today said, highlighting that some 750 million adults worldwide are not literate.

08 September 2017
UN supporting national relief efforts as Hurricane Irma threatens nearly 50 million people

UN supporting national relief efforts as Hurricane Irma threatens nearly 50 million people

08 September 2017

United Nations agencies are supporting relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which has already wreaked havoc on Antigua and Barbuda and other Caribbean islands and is en route towards the United States.

07 September 2017
Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore

07 September 2017

A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say.

06 September 2017
OSCE media freedom representative condemns shooting of news photographer

OSCE media freedom representative condemns shooting of news photographer

06 September 2017

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today condemned the shooting of an Ohio news photographer by police.

05 September 2017
BRICS leaders spoke in favor of effective migration regulation for sake of common security

BRICS leaders spoke in favor of effective migration regulation for sake of common security

05 September 2017

September 4 the leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) stressed the role of effective migration regulation in the interests of international security, the adopted at the end of the summit joint declaration says.

30 August 2017
UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall

UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall

30 August 2017

The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has affected an area the size of Spain in the southern United States, and which is likely to worsen in the coming hours as the rain continues.

28 August 2017
Zimbabwe records 29 cases of human rights violations in two weeks

Zimbabwe records 29 cases of human rights violations in two weeks

28 August 2017

Heal Zimbabwe has recorded a total of 29 cases of human rights violations from 14 districts from the 24th of July to the 18th of August 2017.