Rights / Gender
New York: The loss of a spouse or partner is often devastating, but for many women it is magnified by a “long-term struggle” for basic needs, human rights and dignity, according to UN Women, in a message to mark International Widows’ Day. more
Women's rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn

New York: Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday.

Myanmar: New UN envoy offers to serve ‘as a bridge’, recognizes ‘positive steps’ over Rakhine state

New York: Focussing on “listening to all sides” the new United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar praised “recent positive steps” taken by the government and United ...

Hungary’s laws on helping vulnerable foreigners are ‘blatantly xenophobic’: UN rights chief

New York: Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and &ld ...

Everyone has 'a moral imperative' to uphold the rights of persons with disabilities, says UN chief

New York: Cementing and protecting the rights of around 1.5 billion people around the world in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a “moral ...

Millions of young lives ‘at risk’ says UN labour chief, calling for an end to child labour

New York, June 13: No child under the age of 18 should be toiling in mines, fields, factories and homes, carrying heavy loads or working long hours, the head of the UN labour agency said ...

From drought to floods in Somalia; displacement and hunger worsen, says UN

New York: After four consecutive poor rainy seasons that brought Somalia to the brink of famine, the country is now seeing near-record rainfall, and with it, flooding that has already dis ...

‘Spotlight Initiative’ can make violence against women a thing of the past, says UN deputy chief

New York: The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, s ...

New project safeguards Rohingya refugees; boosts local farming – UN migration agency

New York: A major canal dredging project underway in Southern Bangladesh to protect Rohingya refugees from monsoon floods, will have the added benefit of boosting local agriculture, the U ...

Human rights under attack, ‘no longer a priority; a pariah’ – UN rights chief

New York: The world is sliding back on human rights and its principles are under attack in all corners of the globe, the top United Nations rights official warned on Tuesday, urging peopl ...