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Human Rights
New York, May 21 (JEN): Millions of people suffering under the yoke of modern slavery – more than half are women and girls primarily in commercial sex trade or domestic work – are generating some USD 150 billion a year in illegal profits for the people who are exploiting them, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO). more
Thailand: Ban urges respect of democratic principles

New York, May 21 (JEN): Urging constructive dialogue to end the prolonged political statement in Thailand, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reiterated his call on all ...

UN concerned over Sudanese woman facing death penalty

New York, May 17 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Friday voiced deep concern about the situation of Meriam Ibrahim, the pregnant Christian Sudanese woman who was sentenced to ...

UN condemns murder of photojournalist in CAR

New York, May 15 (JEN): The United Nations has condemned the murder of well-known French photojournalist Camille Lepage, whose body was found in the Bouar region in the western part of war-t ...

UN backs universal education, condemns Nigerian abduction

New York, May 14 (JEN): Stressing the need to educate all children, the head of the United Nations education agency on Tuesday condemned the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria – call ...

CAR: UN concerned over children witnessing brutality

New York, May 14 (JEN): The children of the Central African Republic (CAR) are witnessing terrible violence in what has become a forgotten crisis, a senior United Nations Children’s F ...

UN urges investigation into murder of Pakistani lawyer

New York, May 10 (JEN): The United Nations on Friday condemned the killing of prominent human rights lawyer Rashid Khan Rehman in Pakistan and urged the Government to bring the perpetrators ...

UN urges Azerbaijan to drop charges against rights defenders

New York, May 10 (JEN): Three human rights defenders facing 12 years in prison for charges brought against them in the aftermath of Azerbaijan’s 2013 presidential elections have drawn ...

Groups urge UNHRC for treaty to tackle corporate human rights violations

New York, May 7 (JEN) A global alliance of civil society organizations (the Treaty Alliance), made up of a large group of civil society campaigns, networks, social movements and organization ...

UN concerned over disparity in access to clean water, sanitation

New York, May 9 (JEN): Despite a narrowing disparity in access to cleaner water and better sanitation between rural and urban areas, sharp inequalities still persist around the world, says a ...