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New York, Mar 25 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday paid tribute to journalist Sardar Ahmad, one of several people killed during last week’s attack on the Serena Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul. more
Ban honours victims of human rights violations

New York, Mar 25 (JEN): At a time when human rights violations persist around the world, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of the individual and collectiv ...

China: UN urges probe into death of lawyer

New York, Mar 19 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations experts on Tuesday urged Chinese authorities to promptly investigate the circumstances leading to the death of prominent human r ...

UN urges Afghanistan to ensure peaceful, credible polls

New York, Mar 18 (JEN): In a personal appeal to the Afghan people less than three weeks before national elections, a senior United Nations envoy on Monday urged all citizens of the nascent d ...

Cameroon: UN steps up measures to help refugees

New York, Mar 15 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners said on Friday that they are stepping up efforts to help the growing numbers of Central African refugees ar ...

UN reports violations against children in conflict areas

New York, Mar 14 (JEN): Armed conflicts have intensified recently in Syria and other countries, making such places increasingly hazardous to grow up in, a top United Nations child rights off ...

UNESCO urges Iraq to ensure safety of media workers

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Wednesday stressed that decisive action must be taken to ensure the safety of media worke ...

UN denounces use of torture-tainted information

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): States that condemn torture while using information and products obtained through the practice in other countries are hypocritical, a United Nations human rights expe ...

Ukraine: UN discusses measures to de-escalate crisis

New York, Mar 12 (JEN): Senior United Nations official Ivan Å imonovic is meeting with local authorities in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday to discuss human rights-related measures that can b ...

Burundi: UN deplores restrictions on rights ahead of polls

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday voiced concern at the increasing restrictions on civil and political rights in Burundi, following a series of violent a ...