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New York, July 5 (JEN) Four years after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, it is time to move from a largely humanitarian approach to a development based drive, a United Nations human rights expert said on Friday, while calling for durable solutions for the internally displaced and the vulnerable segments of the population of the island nation. more
Number of South Sudanese sheltering at UN bases to remain high in coming months

New York, July 4 (JEN) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Thursday that the number of conflict-displaced persons sheltering at its bases is likely to remain high over ...

Syria: UN agency warns of grave risks to refugees if funding gaps remain unmet

New York, July 4 (JEN) Failure to close the funding gap to meet the needs of the growing number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria could mean grave risks for the refugees as well as for ...

'Death penalty has no place in 21st century,' declares UN chief

New York, July 3 (JEN) The death penalty has no place in the 21st century, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Wednesday, calling on all States take concrete steps towar ...

Sri Lanka must do more to rein in hate speech, faith-based violence: UN rights experts

New York, July 3 (JEN): Aiming to stem the tide of violent attacks and recrimination against Sri Lanka’s Muslim and Christian communities, a group of United Nations human rights exper ...

Ukraine: UNESCO condemns killing of Russian journalist near Donetsk

New York, July 2 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, condemned on Tuesday the killing of Russian television journa ...

UN urges ‘maximum restraint’ as tensions rise after missing Israeli teens found dead

New York, July 2 (JEN) With tensions mounting in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip following yesterday’s discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers missing since mid-June, the ...

‘Outraged’, UN experts urge Egypt to overturn largest confirmed mass death verdict

New York, July 1 (JEN): The credibility and integrity of the Egyptian justice system has become “deeply compromised”, a group of United Nations human rights experts on Monday sa ...

UN welcomes Chinese court decision to overturn death sentence of abuse victim

New York, June 28 (JEN) The United Nations human rights office on Friday welcomed the news that a Chinese court has recently overturned the death sentence imposed on Li Yan, who killed her ...

UN human rights office concerned by reports of ongoing violations in Venezuela

New York, June 28 (JEN): The United Nations on Friday expressed concern about the continuing human rights violations reportedly taking place in Venezuela and reiterated its call on authoriti ...