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ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia — Hundreds of Mongolians braved frigid weather Monday to stage a protest in the country’s capital demanding that the government do more to address worsening air pollution that they fear is sickening their children and shortening their lives.
GENEVA — The number of people who have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in 2016 is one-third higher than in any other year, the United Nations said on Friday.
A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organization.
The number of children and men who fall prey to traffickers is rising, a UN study has found, with the global movement of refugees and migrants a major contributory factor.
Sporadic gunfire echoed across Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital on Wednesday, the day after security forces killed at least 26 protesters demanding President Joseph Kabila step down after his mandate as elected leader expired.
Thousands of Post Office workers have begun a five day strike today as the UK battles through a wave of Christmas industrial action.
2016 has been a record year for UNHCR’s cash-based aid programme for refugees and other displaced people, with an expected $430 million in cash going directly to people in need by year’s end — signalling an important shift in how the world’s refugee situations are increasingly being managed.
Role and powers of national human rights institutions and other national mechanisms discussed in Strasburg
On 15 December, the Council of Europe and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) organised a high level seminar as a follow-up activity to the SG’s report on the State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe 2015.
About 2,000 British Airways cabin crew have voted overwhelmingly for strikes in a dispute over pay, BBC reported on 14 December.
Despite major progress in the fight against malaria, the mosquito-borne disease remains an acute public health problem, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, home to 90 per cent of the world’s malaria cases, according to an annual flagship report by the World Health Organization (WHO).