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New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Expressing concern over a “surge” in the number of juvenile offenders being executed in Iran, the United Nations top human rights official called on the country to abide by its obligations under international law and immediately halt all executions of people sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were under the age of eighteen. more
Mali: $263 million sought to assist most vulnerable with humanitarian support, says UN relief official

New York, Feb 16 (JEN): Aid agencies in Mali have launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP ), asking for $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable pe ...

Oxfam was warned about sex scandals, didn't pay heed: former employees

Port-au-Prince: With the Oxfam Haiti sex-scandal snowballing, former employees have said that the firm was warned about indecent behaviour from humanitarian workers, which the London-base ...

Yemen: UN aid chief welcomes $1 billion funding pledge as humanitarian crisis deepens

New York,Feb 14 (JEN): Amidst ongoing conflict, the collapse of basic services and economic decline in Yemen, the United Nations aid chief welcomed a substantial humanitarian pledge from ...

UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict, the United Nations rural development agency today announced an ambi ...

Causes of Rohingya refugee crisis originate in Myanmar; solutions must be found there, Security Council told

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): Nearly six months after an outbreak of violence drove almost 700,000 minority Rohingyas from Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh, senior United Nations officials ...

Rodrigo Duterte faces backlash for alleged misogynist comments

Manila: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has faced backlash for alleged misogynist comments he made during an event in Malacañang last week, reports said.

Canada's indigenous people demand justice system reform after court acquits white man in indigenous youth murder case

Saskatchewan: Indigenous people and activists in Canada are clamouring for a reform in the justice system in the country after a court acquitted a 56-year-old man accused of killing a you ...

‘Where peace begins’: helping Liberia turn the corner through the power of radio

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will close at the end of March 2018.

Maldives: UN rights experts denounce detention of judges as ‘direct attack’ on Supreme Court

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): Denouncing the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the Maldives, United Nations human rights experts warned that the independence of the judiciary is under &l ...