Rights / Gender

New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): Expressing deep shock at a mass execution of 38 men at a prison in the Iraqi city of Nassiriya, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on the country to establish an immediate moratorium and carry out an urgent and comprehensive review of its criminal justice system.

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‘American Dream’ quickly becoming an ‘illusion,’ says UN human rights expert

New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): The number of Americans living in poverty and the already high income inequality could worsen further in the days to come, making the United States t ...

UN rights office urges El Salvador to reform 'draconian' abortion laws

New York, Dec 16(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights wing has called on the Latin American nation, El Salvador, to immediately halt the application of a law that unduly p ...

UN stepping up support to diphtheria vaccination campaign for Rohingya children in Bangladesh

New York, Dec 13(Just Earth News):  A United Nations-backed campaign to immunize Rohingya children against diphtheria began on Tuesday in Bangladesh, following an outbreak that ha ...

Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to advance human dignity, equality and rights

New York, Dec 12(Just Earth News): Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a ...

Human Rights Day: UN to launch campaign for 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration

New York, Dec 9(Just Earth News): The United Nations will on Sunday kick off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year mar ...

Children not a ‘bargaining chip’ in tug of war between Syrian parties – UN advisor

New York, Dec 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in b ...

Calling for probe into crimes against Rohingya, UN rights chief says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News):  The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday called for an international criminal probe into the perpetrators of the widespread and ...

Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods, warn UN officials

New York, Dec 5(Just Earth News): Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age of marriage – ...

Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with disabilities' – UN

New York, Dec 4(Just Earth News): Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development, and f ...