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Human Rights
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 killed several people and injured dozens of others. more
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 ...

Afghanistan: UN official urges respect for humanitarian staff

New York, Dec 3 (JEN): Expressing deep regret at the recent deaths of nine Afghan aid workers in two separate attacks, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country has called ...

UN reports on human rights progress worldwide

New York, Dec 3 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Monday delivered a “mixed report” on human rights progress around the world, with slow and steady advances in some a ...

UN urges action to eradicate modern forms of slavery

New York, Dec 3 (JEN): Top United Nations officials marked the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Monday with a call for concerted action to eradicate the contemporary forms of ...