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Beijing: Ever since reports have surfaced about China detaining up to a million people in internment camps, mostly from the minority Uyghur community, for adhering to their faith Islam, the country has denied the same. more
Nicaragua banishes UN human rights team for critical report

Managua: The Nicaraguan government has ordered a team of United nations human rights to leave the country, after the latter submitted a report critical of President Daniel Ortega's ad ...

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi should have resigned, says Zeid; cannot be stripped of Nobel prize, committee declares

Naypyidaw: The outgoing head of United Nations Human Rights said that following the Rohingya crisis, Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have stepped down.

UN chief calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar to end ‘horrendous suffering’ of Rohingya refugees

New York, Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are ...

Rohingya emergency one year on: UN says thousands of lives saved, but challenges remain

New York, Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the 12 months since they fled violence in Myanmar, but lives “wil ...

Remembering slave trade offers chance to raise awareness, ‘oppose all forms of modern slavery’ – UNESCO

New York,  On this 20th anniversary of the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the United Nations is inviting the world to reflect on the legacy o ...

Greater support needed for refugees and migrants from Venezuela – UN

New York,As hundreds of Venezuelans continue to pour into neighbouring countries due to social and political upheaval at home, the heads of the United Nations refugee and migration agenci ...

UNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya youth, one year after Myanmar exodus

New York,  The refugee crisis in Bangladesh sparked by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a “lost generation” of Rohingya children wh ...

UN rights experts call on Russia to release Ukrainian film-maker whose life is in ‘imminent danger’

New York: A Ukrainian film-maker whose outspoken criticism of Russia’s continued annexation of Crimea has landed him in jail, prompted United Nations human rights experts to call on ...

‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief

New York: For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, exposing human rights v ...