04 May 2017
OSCE Office in Tajikistan supports World Press Freedom Day conference

OSCE Office in Tajikistan supports World Press Freedom Day conference

04 May 2017

Trends and new challenges for media were the focus of a conference to mark World Press Freedom Day organized by the Tajik Media Council and different media associations, with the support of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan and international media donors on 3 May 2017 in Dushanbe.

03 May 2017
Projected number of severely malnourished Somali children up 50 percent

Projected number of severely malnourished Somali children up 50 percent

03 May 2017

The projected number of children who are or will be acutely malnourished has shot up by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.4 million, including over 275,000 who have or will suffer life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in 2017.

02 May 2017
Pope Francis highly appreciated the level of relations with Russian Orthodox Church

Pope Francis highly appreciated the level of relations with Russian Orthodox Church

02 May 2017

Pope Francis highly appreciated the state of relations between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches, including the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), TASS reported on April 29.

28 April 2017
Yamal presented his achievements at UN Permanent Forum session

Yamal presented his achievements at UN Permanent Forum session

28 April 2017

On 28 April during the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the delegation of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (YaNAD) presented its experience of interaction between indigenous peoples and minorities of the North living in the Arctic region with enterprises of the fuel and energy complex, TASS reported.

26 April 2017
Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences

Chernobyl 31 years on: International cooperation still needed to address consequences

26 April 2017

The United Nations today commemorated the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day recalling the devastating explosion of 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant which spewed radioactive material to an area stretching 155,000 square kilometres across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

25 April 2017
Conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school — UNICEF

Conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school — UNICEF

25 April 2017

Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old — about 22 per cent of children in that age group — from schools in warzones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

24 April 2017
Election protests erupt in France

Election protests erupt in France

24 April 2017

French police have detained three people in election night protests, as demonstrators burned cars, danced around bonfires and dodged riot police.

21 April 2017
UNICEF: more than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

UNICEF: more than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

21 April 2017

According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move are unaccompanied, so their deaths often go unreported.

20 April 2017
Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

Anti-torture committee highlights spiralling violence in UK prisons

20 April 2017

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has published its latest report on the United Kingdom, following a visit to several places of detention in the country last spring.

19 April 2017
Brazil strikers storm Congress over pension reform

Brazil strikers storm Congress over pension reform

19 April 2017

Congressional police in riot gear used tear gas to drive back hundreds of members of federal police unions who tried to invade the Brazilian Congress on Tuesday to protest a pension reform bill that would reduce their benefits.