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New York, Apr 8 (JEN): The expert members of the United Nations panel dealing with the rights of migrant workers and their families renewed on Monday their appeal to all countries to sign the international treaty on the rights of those workers, which went into effect almost 11 years ago. more
Cambodia: UN concerned over curbs affecting human rights

New York, Apr 8 (JEN): The United Nations independent expert on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, expressed concern on Monday that the country’s National Assembly held its se ...

UN deplores attack on journalists in Afghanistan

New York, Apr 5 (JEN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned the “abhorrent” attack on two international journalists working for the Ass ...

Somalia: UN calls for moratorium after execution of murderer

New York, Apr 5 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office Friday voiced its concern at the “hasty” judicial process in the Somali town of Kismayo that led to the execution of ...

Brussels: Ban spotlights crisis in Central African Republic

New York, Apr 3 (JEN): Stating that the world failed to stop the Central African Republic’s slide “into a grave political, economic and humanitarian crisis,” United Nation ...

UN agency denounces murder of Egyptian journalist

New York, Apr 2 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday denounced the recent murder of Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf a ...

Egypt: UN alarmed by mass imposition of death penalty

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday it is deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty against 529 people in Egypt on Monday after a †...

Technologies add new curbs on free expression: UN

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom of expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in ...

UN marks Day of Remembrance with calls to end slavery

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): With calls to remember the abuses of the past and intensify efforts to end those of the present, United Nations officials are marking the International Day of Remembr ...

UN concerned over Turkey’s Twitter ban

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed concern at Turkey’s recent decision to block access to the soc ...