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New York, Aug 9 (JEN) A United Nations human rights expert on Friday urged the international community to “act now” to avert a humanitarian disaster in Somalia, where a widening hunger crisis has sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 famine that devastated the war-ravaged country. more
Japan’s stance on 'comfort women' issue violates victims’ rights – UN official

New York, Aug 7 (JEN) The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday expressed profound regret that Japan has not provided effective redress to victims of wartime sexual slavery leading ...

Last group of Congolese refugees return to their homes in DR Congo:UN

New York , Aug 6 (JEN) A final group of Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme by th ...

UN rights office urges probe of alleged torture of ‘Red Shirt’ activist

New York, Aug 6 (JEN) The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday called for an independent investigation into the alleged torture of Kritsuda Khunasen, a Thai student activist who was ...

Greater local-level autonomy in Viet Nam would be ‘litmus test’ for religious freedom : UN expert

New York, Aug 1 (JEN) During his recent visit to Viet Nam, the United Nations independent expert on religious freedom, Heiner Bielefeldt, stressed the need for religious communities in the c ...

On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, UN calls for action to eradicate scourge

New York, July 31 (JEN) Emphasizing that the practice of slavery still plagues modern society, the United Nations marked its first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons by calling on ...

On Friendship Day, UN chief urges solidarity among human family

New York, July 31 (JEN) In the current time of mistrust and violence, with previously harmonious neighbours warring, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all people to reach out to one an ...

Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking on free expression, association

New York, July 29 (JEN) On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any b ...

UN agency hails Suriname for eliminating gender discrimination in nationality laws

New York, July 26 (JEN) The United Nations refugee agency on Friday welcomed a recent decision taken by the Suriname National Assembly that enables mothers to pass on nationality to their ch ...

UN agency urges Europe to act to stop rising refugee, migrant deaths at sea

New York, July 25 (JEN) In the wake of recent tragedies, the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday called on European countries to take urgent action to stop the rising number of deaths ...