23 June 2015
North Korea to Instagram users: 'Warning! You can't connect to this website'

North Korea to Instagram users: 'Warning! You can't connect to this website'

23 June 2015

Opening the app with mobile devices on the North Korean carrier Koryolink has resulted in a notification in English saying: "Warning! You can’t connect to this website because it’s in blacklist site," the AP reported.

22 June 2015
Russia became the largest single recipient of new individual asylum claims worldwide in 2014

Russia became the largest single recipient of new individual asylum claims worldwide in 2014

22 June 2015

With a total of 274,700 registered individual asylum requests, the Russian Federation became the largest single recipient of new individual asylum claims worldwide in 2014, according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency.

18 June 2015
Hungary to fence off border with Serbia to stop migrants

Hungary to fence off border with Serbia to stop migrants

18 June 2015

Hungary plans to build a fence along its border with Serbia to stem the flow of migrants, BBC reported. 

17 June 2015
Azerbaijan: UN rights office urges Government to ensure free expression and association

Azerbaijan: UN rights office urges Government to ensure free expression and association

17 June 2015

The United Nations rights office voices concern over "a shrinking democratic space" in Azerbaijan as human rights defenders, journalists and Government critics are increasingly being deprived of their liberty.

Director of Secretariat of Office of High Commissioner took part in OSCE conference

17 June 2015

On 15 — 16 June Aleksandr Glushenkov, the Director of the Secretariat of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, took part in the OSCE conference on Journalists’ Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict held in Vienna.

16 June 2015

Thorbjørn Jagland urges 5 countries to ratify Council of Europe’s convention against human trafficking

16 June 2015

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland has called on the Czech Republic, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Russia and Turkey, to join 43 other European states in ratifying the Council of Europe’s  legally-binding  convention against human trafficking.

New UN guidebook seeks to prevent child labour practices in agriculture

New UN guidebook seeks to prevent child labour practices in agriculture

16 June 2015

A new Handbook for Monitoring and Evaluation of Child Labour in Agriculture issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will seek to establish guidelines intended to prevent the use of child labour across the world’s agricultural communities in an effort to tackle a problem that affects some one hundred million children globally, the United Nations agency announced.

15 June 2015
U.N.'s chief urges two-week Yemen truce

U.N.'s chief urges two-week Yemen truce

15 June 2015

The head of the United Nations opened peace talks on Yemen on Monday with a call for a humanitarian ceasefire, saying the country was on the verge of a collapse that the Middle East could not withstand. 

10 June 2015
Amnesty International report claims Irish abortion law 'treats women like vessels'

Amnesty International report claims Irish abortion law 'treats women like vessels'

10 June 2015

A report by Amnesty International claims abortion law in the Republic of Ireland treats women like ' child-bearing  vessels'.

Meeting of representatives of National Human Rights Institutions

10 June 2015

On 34 June, а representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation took part in the Special Event with National Human Rights Institutions held in Brussels.