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New York, May 9 (JEN): Despite a narrowing disparity in access to cleaner water and better sanitation between rural and urban areas, sharp inequalities still persist around the world, says a new United Nations report. more
DR Congo: UN disappointed over mass rape verdict

New York, May 9 (JEN): The United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict on Thursday voiced her disappointment that only two people were convicted of rape during the recent trial of 39 ...

UNESCO urges inclusion of free expression in development goals

New York, May 8 (JEN): A world conference convened by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted a Declaration highlighting the contribution of ...

UN urges Eritrea to end widespread arbitrary arrest

New York, May 7 (JEN): The Government of Eritrea needs to put an immediate end to the widespread practices of arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment and persecution, says an independent expert appo ...

UN condemns crackdown on journalists in Ethiopia

New York, May 3 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief on Friday condemned the crackdown on journalists in Ethiopia and the increasing restrictions on freedom of opinion and expression ...

UN urges US to impose death penalty moratorium

New York, May 3 (JEN): The suffering of United States inmate Clayton Lockett during his execution in Oklahoma on Apr 29 could amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment according to i ...

Cambodia: UN agenda seeks asylum reform, freedom of expression

New York, May 3 (JEN): Amidst reports that Cambodia has agreed in principle to house asylum seekers that had tried to enter Australia, a United Nations senior human rights official wrapping ...

UN marks free media as vital to sustainable development

New York, May 2 (JEN): Free media, traditional and new, are indispensable for development, democracy and good governance, United Nations officials said on Thursday, spotlighting Press Freedo ...

UN deplores Egypt’s mass death sentences

New York, Apr 30 (JEN): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday strongly condemned the imposition of the death penalty on hundreds of people in Egypt, after mass tri ...

UN urges Maldives to repeal regulation on death penalty

New York, Apr 30 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday voiced deep concern about a new regulation in the Maldives that effectively overturns a 60-year moratorium on the us ...