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Human Rights
New York, Dec 7 (JEN): Voicing deep concern over a ruling that renders countless Dominicans of Haitian descent stateless, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Dominican Government to rapidly restore the nationality of those affected. more
UN urges probe into human rights abuses in Côte d’Ivoire

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): The United Nations Friday released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in Côte d’Ivoire by traditional hunters ca ...

UN honours Mandela as champion of peace

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): The United Nations family Friday mourned the loss – and celebrated the life and enduring legacy – of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and ...

Somalia: UN deplores deadly attack against Puntland forces

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned a violent and “cowardly” attack on Puntland government forces Thursday that reportedly kill ...

Malala Yousafzai receives 2013 UN human rights prize

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): A well-known Pakistani student activist and an anti-slavery campaigner from Mauritania are among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, it was ann ...

Nelson Mandela: The Rainbow Man

Johannesburg, Dec 6 (JEN) “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance ...

UNSC condemns attacks on aid workers in Afghanistan

New York, Dec 5 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned the recent attacks in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan and Faryab provinces resulting in the deaths of n ...

Harvard students launch fast for Bhopal survivors

Cambridge, Dec 3 (JEN). Harvard students and community organizations launched a 365-day relay fast on Tuesday in support of survivors of the Bhopal Gas Disaster, the world’s worst ind ...

UN appeals for funds to assist Palestinian refugees

New York, Dec 4 (JEN): The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees Tuesday appealed for USD 687 million so that it can provide basic services to this vulnerable population next ...

UN urges effort to ensure development for disables

New York, Dec 4 (JEN): Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations is calling for global efforts to ensure that the more than one billion people worldwide ...