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New York, Dec 17 (JEN): Voicing concern over the lack of a national action plan by the Bahamas to address trafficking in persons, an independent United Nations human rights expert called on the Government to ramp up its efforts to fight the ongoing problem. more
Security Council urged to pay attention to journo attacks

Washington, Dec 14 (JEN) With journalists facing frequent and often fatal violence both in conflict zones and stable countries, a United Nations expert on Friday called on international bodi ...

Myanmar: UN welcomes latest release of political prisoners

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert Wednesday welcomed the release of 44 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, hailing it as an important step towards fu ...

UN urges DR Congo to ensure accountability for abuses

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): A new United Nations report stresses the importance of ensuring accountability for human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) du ...

UNESCO condemns murders of Iraqi media workers

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Tuesday voiced grave concern about the safety of journalists in Iraq following the recent m ...

Human Rights Day: UN pays tribute to Vienna Declaration

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): Honouring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials Tuesday mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and res ...

UN urges Bangladesh to halt impending execution

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Two independent United Nations human rights experts Monday urged the Bangladeshi Government to halt the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, whose death sentence could b ...

UN urges Iraq to clarify whereabouts of Iranian exiles

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts Monday called on the Iraqi Government to clarify the whereabouts of seven residents of Camp Ashraf, who wer ...

Ban urges safety of missing Christian nuns in Syria

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday appealed for the safety of 12 nuns who went missing from a convent in the Syrian town of Ma’aloula and all ...

UN marks 65th anniversary of treaty preventing genocide

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Top United Nations officials joined international experts Monday in New York to mark the 65th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Cr ...