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New York, June 27 (JEN): Reiterating their pledge that every victim of torture will one day gain his or her right to acknowledgement, senior United Nations officials marked the International Day in Support of those victims by calling on the international community to strengthen efforts “to eradicate this heinous practice.” more
Cambodia: UN rights expert calls for a widening of democratic space, other reforms

New York, June 25 (JEN): Having ended his eleventh fact-finding mission, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia Wednesday noted progress in key a ...

Libya: UN envoy hopes parliamentary polls will lead to greater political stability

New York, June 25 (JEN): The United Nations envoy in Libya on Wednesday commended the authorities on the organization of the parliamentary elections and urged all citizens to take part in th ...

UN human rights experts urge Israel not to legalize force-feeding

New York, June 25 (JEN): The independent United Nations experts dealing with torture and the right to health on Wednesday urged the Israeli parliament not to authorize the force-feeding and ...

Iraq violence: UN confirms more than 2,000 killed since early June

New York, June 24 (JEN): More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq, and another 1,000 injured in the two weeks since the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) ...

Marking International Widows' Day, Ban urges end to harmful practices, abuse against women

New York, June 24 (JEN): No woman should lose her status, livelihood or property when her husband dies, yet millions of widows in our world face persistent abuse, discrimination, disinherit ...

UN rights chief warns as Egypt sentences journalists

New York, June 24 (JEN) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed deep concern over a string of recent court decisions in Egyp ...

Mali’s leaders must do more: UN

Washington, June 20 (JEN) A senior United Nations relief official on Thursday highlighted the need for “courageous leadership” by the authorities in Mali to tackle the countryâ ...

Human security approach essential to tackling 21st century challenges: UN

New York, June 19 (JEN) Human security – broadly defined by the United Nations as “the right of people to live in freedom and dignity, free from poverty and despair” â ...

Afghanistan: UN urges respect for electoral processes as candidate questions run-off vote

New York, June 19 (JEN) Following the announcement Wednesday by an Afghan presidential candidate that he will suspend cooperation with the electoral process, the United Nations has called fo ...