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Human Rights
New York, Feb 13 (JEN): Denouncing the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the Maldives, United Nations human rights experts warned that the independence of the judiciary is under “serious threat” in the country, as is the principle of separation of powers between the State and the courts. more
Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir passes away, world mourns the loss

Lahore: Pakistan's iconic lawyer and activist Asma Jahangir, hailed as a leading voice in championing the cause of human rights and a changemaker in her illustrious lifetime, died in ...

UNICEF helping to restore health services for children and families returning to war-torn Mosul

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): Warning about the “alarming” state of Iraq’s healthcare system, especially in war-ravaged areas in and around Mosul, the United Nations children&r ...

Migrant deaths along US-Mexico border remain high despite drop in crossings – UN agency

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): The number of migrants losing their lives attempting to cross the United States-Mexico border in 2017 remained high in spite of substantial decrease in the number o ...

Sexual exploitation of boys frequent in Pakistan; Activist rues lack of support

Islamabad: Sexual abuse of minor boys is frequent in Pakistan, according to a report by Dawn News. The already grim situation is exacerbated by the widespread apathy among law practitione ...

UN will ‘not tolerate’ sexual harassment in its ranks: Guterres

New York, Feb 3 (JEN):  Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday made clear that the United Nations will not tolerate sexual harassment “anytime, anywhere,” wi ...

Ahead of monsoon season, UN supports Bangladesh’s efforts to protect Rohingya camps from flooding

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are ramping up to assist Bangladesh’s efforts to mitigate some expected impacts of the upcoming monsoon sea ...

Mali human rights situation still a concern – UN report

New York, Feb 2 (JEN): Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursda ...

Giving voice to Yemen’s voiceless: Jamie McGoldrick reflects on two years leading UN’s relief effort

New York, Feb 2 (JEN): This year’s UN Response Plan for Yemen, describes the war-torn country as “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis” in the world, with more than 22 ...

Thousands flee violence in eastern DR Congo, seek shelter in nearby countries – UN refugee agency

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): Surging violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is driving thousands of Congolese into neighbouring Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda, the United Nat ...