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New York: With journalism under increasing attack worldwide, top United Nations officials on Thursday joined a growing chorus of calls for the better protection of media workers. more
Amnesty International pays tribute to slain Afghan journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Kabul: Journalists in Afghanistan face threats, intimidation and violence for simply doing their jobs, Amnesty International said on World Press Freedom Day as it honoured the memory of t ...

Combating ‘scourge’ of sexual abuse allegations remains ‘key’ UN priority, as 54 new allegations emerge

New York: More than 50 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving personnel serving with the United Nations and its partners in the field were received in the first three mont ...

Security Council urges conditions that allow safe return of Rohingya refugees

New York: After seeing for themselves the conditions facing Rohingya refugees in the camps of southern Bangladesh as well as homes they fled in Myanmar, Security Council members called on ...

Colombia: UN food relief agency seeks urgent funds to help 350,000 Venezuelan migrants

New York: The United Nations emergency food relief agency has issued an urgent appeal for nearly $46 million to feed some 350,000 impoverished migrants who crossed the border from Venezue ...

UN rights experts voice concerns about ‘structural racism’ in United Kingdom

New York: United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns about racism rooted in the fabric of the United Kingdom’s society, given the disproportionate number of ...

Visiting Ethiopia, UN human rights chief urges new Government to ‘keep positive momentum going’

New York: The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday expressed hope that Ethiopia continues its economic development in which human rights are respected and people can freely speak ...

UN launches global plan to strengthen protection of internally displaced persons

New York: With multiple crises forcing millions of people away from their homes, United Nations agencies, Governments and partners have launched a set of measures to strengthen protection ...

Conditions ‘not yet conducive’ for Rohingya refugee to return home to Myanmar – UN agency

New York: The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in ...

Despite drop in numbers, desperate migrants to Europe face greater perils, UN refugee agency reports

New York: While the number of migrants and refugees reaching Europe declined last year, the dangers they faced along the journey in many cases increased, according to a new report from th ...