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Human Rights
New York, Oct 25 (JEN): Human rights reform must be a central aspect of the new Iranian Government’s agenda, an independent United Nations expert stressed Thursday, highlighting a number of concerns that must be addressed to protect and promote the well-being of the country’s people. more
UNSC concerned about highly volatile situation in Abyei

New York, Oct 25 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Thursday called urgently on the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan to refrain from any unilateral action that could heigh ...

UN urges review of standards for treatment of prisoners

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): United Nations human rights experts Tuesday urged a review of the universally accepted global principles and practices for the treatment of prisoners and management o ...

UN urges greater focus on women’s rights for indigenous peoples

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): While there have been encouraging responses to human rights concerns of indigenous peoples and to helping States and other stakeholders address them, the realities fo ...

Citing freedom of expression, UN calls for release of Qatari poet

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office Tuesday called for the immediate release of a well-known Qatari poet who it says was harshly sentenced for a poem considered to ...

UN calls for global action to fight human trafficking

New York, Oct 19 (JEN): A United Nations independent expert, along with two other key human rights mechanisms Friday stressed the importance of partnerships as the “backbone” of ...

UN urges Togo to ensure protection for human rights defenders

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): An independent United Nations expert on Wednesday called on the Togolese Government to ensure a favourable environment in which human rights defenders can carry out t ...

UN alarmed by reprisals against Chinese rights activists

New York, Oct 17 (JEN): United Nations independent experts on Wednesday voiced serious concern over reports that Chinese activists have been intimidated and prevented from taking part in a m ...

UN-backed report warns against human trafficking

New York, Oct 15 (JEN): Although human trafficking is recognized as modern-day slavery, many victims of the scourge in the Greater Mekong Sub-region of South-East Asia are not given adequate ...

UN welcomes Tunisian law on national anti-torture body

New York, Oct 12 (JEN): Welcoming the adoption by the National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia of a law on setting up a national body to prevent torture, the United Nations human rights Offi ...