Rights / Gender
New York, While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on sustained human development, a new United Nations report shows. more
Nicaragua banishes UN human rights team for critical report

Managua: The Nicaraguan government has ordered a team of United nations human rights to leave the country, after the latter submitted a report critical of President Daniel Ortega's ad ...

Rohingya emergency one year on: UN says thousands of lives saved, but challenges remain

New York, Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the 12 months since they fled violence in Myanmar, but lives “wil ...

Remembering slave trade offers chance to raise awareness, ‘oppose all forms of modern slavery’ – UNESCO

New York,  On this 20th anniversary of the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the United Nations is inviting the world to reflect on the legacy o ...

Greater support needed for refugees and migrants from Venezuela – UN

New York,As hundreds of Venezuelans continue to pour into neighbouring countries due to social and political upheaval at home, the heads of the United Nations refugee and migration agenci ...

UN rights experts call on Russia to release Ukrainian film-maker whose life is in ‘imminent danger’

New York: A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russia’s continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on ...

‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief

New York: For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, exposing human rights v ...

UN rights experts call on Russia to release Ukrainian film-maker whose life is in ‘imminent danger’

New York, A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russia’s continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on ...

UN urges protection of indigenous peoples’ rights during migration

New York: Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, UN Secretary-General António Guterres put a spotlight on the factors pushing indigenous people to m ...

Rights experts call for greater protection of indigenous people during migration

New York: Governments are being urged to ensure that the rights of indigenous peoples are recognized, whether they are living on their traditional lands or forced to move elsewhere.