16 October 2017
World Youth Festival opens in Sochi

World Youth Festival opens in Sochi

16 October 2017

The opening ceremony of the World Festival of Youth and Students took place in Sochi, Russia, on Sunday, with President Vladimir Putin saying that the event will gather 30,000 people, making it the most representative in history.

13 October 2017
On International Day, UN forecasts 14 million people made homeless each year by disasters

On International Day, UN forecasts 14 million people made homeless each year by disasters

13 October 2017

Sudden onset disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and tropical cyclones, are likely to displace nearly 14 million people worldwide each year, warns a United Nations-backed study released Friday — International Day for Disaster Reduction.

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.