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Council of Europe: school segregation deprives many children of quality education
"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.
UN chief sends condolences, offers help after earthquake in Mexico
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.
On International Day, UNESCO promotes online literacy in digital world
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.
UN supporting national relief efforts as Hurricane Irma threatens nearly 50 million people
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.
Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore
A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say.
OSCE media freedom representative condemns shooting of news photographer
OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today condemned the shooting of an Ohio news photographer by police.
BRICS leaders spoke in favor of effective migration regulation for sake of common security
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.
UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall
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.
Zimbabwe records 29 cases of human rights violations in two weeks
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.
Loaders’ strike in Brussels airport
On August 22, more than 400 flights were detained at the Brussels airport because of the strike of the loaders. Three thousand people could not set out because of the flights cancellation.