Civil Society
New York, Jan 9 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the General Assembly President John Ashe, on Wednesday urged the bloc of developing countries known as the “Group of 77 and China” to work collectively towards reaching the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline. more
Egypt: UN concerned over harassment of civil society

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office Friday called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release all individuals detained in relation to their work as human right ...

General Assembly pays tribute to legacy of Mandela

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): The President of the General Assembly Thursday encouraged the United Nations to honour Nelson Mandela “by letting his legacy live on” in the world bodyâ ...

UN urges Kenya to reject legislation restricting civil society

New York, Dec 4 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts Tuesday urged the Kenyan Government to reject legislation that would impose severe restrictions on civil so ...

States, civil society embarking on new partnership: Ashe

New York, Oct 4 (JEN) The General Assembly is embarking on a new partnership between Member States and civil society, the President of the 68th body, John Ashe, on Thursday said highlightin ...

Kolkata cyclists demand right to ride

Kolkata, Sept 10 (JEN) Everywhere in the world, bicycling is reclaiming the city roads despite polluting automobiles. In Kolkata in eastern India, the right to ride in pollution free bicycle ...