09 July 2015
Children are holders of rights, in their own right - Secretary General Jagland

Children are holders of rights, in their own right - Secretary General Jagland

09 July 2015

Secretary General Jagland has said that children’s rights remain high on the Council of Europe’s agenda. "We still cannot say that children are treated as  full-fledged  holders of  rights-meaning  all their rights, by all governments, by all adults, at all times, and in all settings," he said, "But that is what we must continue to work towards."

08 July 2015

UN rights chief concerned by 'broad scope' of China’s new security law

08 July 2015

7 July 2015 — The top United Nations human rights official today expressed deep concern about the human rights implications regarding the scope of a new law on national security adopted by China on 1 July.

Canada scolded by human rights groups for poor treatment of indigenous women

08 July 2015

A Canadian human rights group has told the UN that the troubles faced by the country’s indigenous population are one of Canada’s most pressing social issues. The organization also criticized the government approach to  anti-terrorism  legislation.

07 July 2015
UN chief says further probe needed to ‘finally establish the facts’ of Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

UN chief says further probe needed to ‘finally establish the facts’ of Dag Hammarskjöld’s death

07 July 2015
6 July 2015 — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that "a further inquiry or investigation would be necessary to finally establish the facts" of the death of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, along with 15 others more than 50 years ago. A statement by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the three-member Independent Panel…
06 July 2015

Chicago holiday violence: 9 killed, at least 47 wounded, but better than last year

06 July 2015

Chicago was yet again riddled with a flurry of shootings this Fourth of July weekend, with at least 47 wounded and nine killed, according to multiple media reports.

03 July 2015

Report of the Group of States against Corruption on Serbia

03 July 2015

Serbia has come a long way in creating a regulatory and institutional framework for fighting corruption, concludes a report published 2 July by the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

Healthy 24-year-old granted right to die in Belgium

Healthy 24-year-old granted right to die in Belgium

03 July 2015

Doctors in Belgium are granting a  24-year-old  woman who is suffering from depression but is otherwise healthy the right to die as she qualifies for euthanasia under the Belgian law, even though she does not have a terminal or  life-threatening  illness.

01 July 2015

World Health Organization provided medicine to 30,000 Ukrainians

01 July 2015

The staff members of the World Health Organization (WHO) dispatched five tonnes of medicines and medical supplies to the eastern regions of Ukraine, the UN news centre said.

Ban urges global community to help Syria end 'cataclysmic conflict'

Ban urges global community to help Syria end 'cataclysmic conflict'

01 July 2015

The international community should be ashamed that three years since the adoption of the Geneva Communiqué on Syria, the Middle Eastern country’s "cataclysmic conflict" continues unabated, United Nations  Secretary-General  Ban  Ki-moon  said today.

30 June 2015
UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

UNESCO unveils global campaign to counter deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

30 June 2015

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched the Global Coalition Unite for Heritage campaign, which aims to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle East.