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The head of the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees across the Middle East, UNRWA, on Thursday appealed for consistent and sustainable financing to keep its operations running and avert chronic shortfalls. more
UN report says Taliban rulers of Afghanistan committed 1600 cases of human rights violations in past 19 months

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released a report that said it has documented over 1600 cases of human rights violations committed by Afghanistan’s Taliban auth ...

Persecution of Ahmadiyyas bears tacit approval of Pakistani leadership

Born in the erstwhile princely state of Punjab, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is banned in its birthland.

Taliban urged to uphold Afghan girls’ right to education

The international community must ensure that every girl in Afghanistan has an opportunity to learn, the head of the UN fund for education in emergencies said on Monday – the second ...

UNESCO: 250 million children now out of school

The number of children missing out on any schooling has increased by six million, bringing the total to 250 million, according to new figures released on Monday by the UN Education, Scien ...

Ethiopia: Mass killings continue, risk of further ‘large-scale’ atrocities

In Ethiopia, war crimes have continued unabated almost a year after a ceasefire was agreed between the country’s Government and forces from the northern Tigray region, UN-appointed ...

Preserving dignity, public health: Managing deceased bodies during crises

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday joined with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, to underline the critical importance of preserving the dignity of the dead in the wa ...

Over-compliance with unilateral sanctions hurts human rights

Unilateral sanctions and over-compliance are threatening the health and well-being of people across the world, an independent UN human right expert warned on Friday.

Rights expert appeals for action to tackle elder abuse

A UN-appointed human rights expert on Friday called for urgent action and better data to stamp out the widespread problem of elder abuse.

‘Thriving economies’ critical to eradicating hunger and poverty: McCain

Addressing the Security Council on Thursday, the head of the World Food Programme (WFP), Cindy McCain, highlighted the growing need for humanitarian aid worldwide against a backdrop of re ...