14 November 2016

Amnesty International: Man hanged as secretive executions continue in Japan

14 November 2016

Secretive executions cannot hide the fact that Japan is on the wrong side of history when it comes to the death penalty, Amnesty International said after a death row inmate was hanged on 11 November.

11 November 2016
Protests against results of presidential elections turned violent in Portland, Oregon

Protests against results of presidential elections turned violent in Portland, Oregon

11 November 2016

A second night of protests in the US against President-elect Donald Trump has turned violent in Portland, Oregon, BBC reported on 11 November.

10 November 2016
Iran: Musicians and activists launch campaign to free jailed artists

Iran: Musicians and activists launch campaign to free jailed artists

10 November 2016

On 8 November, Amnesty International and renowned Iranian music band Kiosk called on artists and members of the public around the world to join a #FreeArtists campaign to demand that Iran immediately and unconditionally release jailed artists, including a musician and a filmmaker who are on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin Prison.

07 November 2016
Canada: RSF appalled to learn of 6 more journalists under Quebec police surveillance

Canada: RSF appalled to learn of 6 more journalists under Quebec police surveillance

07 November 2016

On 4 November, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported it had been appalled to learn that at least 6 journalists had been under surveillance by Quebec’s provincial police in 2013. The news came days after RSF learned that La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé had his phone calls and texts monitored and his location tracked by Montreal police since the start of 2016.

03 November 2016
WHO called to expand urban green spaces

WHO called to expand urban green spaces

03 November 2016

On 2 November, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called on city authorities to increase the number of green areas. The WHO’s experts stressed that the expansion of parks, gardens and small green spaces within a city’s boundaries would allow to reduce health care costs.

02 November 2016
UN: every 5 days one journalist dies in the world

UN: every 5 days one journalist dies in the world

02 November 2016

2 November marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against journalists. Following this event, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented a report on crimes against media professionals.

01 November 2016
UNHCR: amount of material assistance to refugees to be doubled by 2020

UNHCR: amount of material assistance to refugees to be doubled by 2020

01 November 2016

On 31 October, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that the amount of cash payments to assist refugees will have been doubled by 2020. According to UNHCR, the measures taken will enable refugees to lead more decent life.

31 October 2016
UNICEF: 300 million children breathing toxic air

UNICEF: 300 million children breathing toxic air

31 October 2016

On 31 October, a new UNICEF report reveals that almost 300 million live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution.

28 October 2016
WHO: over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines

WHO: over 1 million treated with highly effective hepatitis C medicines

28 October 2016

Over one million people in low- and  middle-income  countries have been treated with a revolutionary new cure for hepatitis C since its introduction two years ago.

27 October 2016

‘Nigeria faces worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent," warns senior UN relief official

27 October 2016

26 October 2016 — With nearly 400,000 children facing starvation in Nigeria, and citizens suffering with little to no protection, security, food or access to clean water, "Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent," Peter Lundberg, the acting United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, warned today.