Rights / Gender
New York: The adoption by more than 160 governments of the first-ever global migration pact is a triumph of multilateralism and highlights the importance of dispelling “myths” and fear-mongering over the issue, said the UN’s senior migration official on Tuesday, bringing the key two-day Marrakech conference to a close. more
Worldwide UN family celebrates enduring universal values of human rights

New York: Across the world, the UN family has been making sure that this year’s Human Rights Day – which falls on Monday, and marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universa ...

Governments adopt UN global migration pact to help ‘prevent suffering and chaos’

New York: The Global Compact for Migration was adopted on Monday by leading representatives from 164 Governments at an international conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, in an historic move ...

UN calls on everyone to protect human rights in Afghanistan

Kabul: Marking International Human Rights Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) underscores the enduring importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 70t ...

A safer, more dignified journey for all migrants, tops agenda at global conference in Marrakech

New York: Top politicians and officials from across the world will gather in Marrakech, Morocco this weekend, ahead of a major conference convened by the UN, to formally adopt an all-incl ...

UN expert ‘shocked’ by Egyptian reprisals against human rights defenders she met

New York,: A United Nations independent rights expert has condemned Egyptian Government reprisals, which included housing demolitions and arbitrary arrests, against human rights defenders ...

Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan

New York: As gender-equality advocates discuss how a lasting peace can be secured in Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country has underscored the importance of women’s partic ...

Persons with disabilities bike towards sustainability

New York:  People with disabilities in Ukraine are contributing to the development of a network of environmentally friendly bicycle routes which are helping to protect unique local l ...

First-ever UN report on disability and development, illustrates inclusion gaps

New York: The United Nations launched its first-ever flagship report on disability and development on Monday; published by, for, and with, persons with disabilities, in the hopes of foste ...

Over 40 million people still victims of slavery: ILO

New York,  Slavery is still a very real and widespread phenomenon, affecting more than 40 million people worldwide, says the International Labour Organization (ILO), with children ma ...