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Human Rights
New York, Dec 19: The “clear and profound” guidelines enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “have made it the world’s most widely translated document”, the UN Secretary-General told the General Assembly on Tuesday at an event to commemorate the Declaration’s 70th Anniversary, marked 10 December. more
UN rights chief welcomes new text to protect rights of peasants and other rural workers

New York, Dec 19: As the most basic rights of rural people continue to be trampled on in many parts of the world, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, ...

South Sudanese refugees need $2.7 billion, as safe return remains elusive

New York, Dec 19: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) launched a $2.7 billion appeal on behalf of South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday, to address Africa’s largest displacement crisis, wher ...

Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’

New York, Dec 19:Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message&n ...

Migrants: ‘A powerful driver’ of economic growth, ‘dynamism and understanding’

New York: Human migration is “a powerful driver of economic growth, dynamism and understanding,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said, in his message  co ...

UN affirms ‘historic’ global compact to support world’s refugees

New York: The United Nations General Assembly affirmed a non-legally binding Global Compact on Refugees on Monday, marking the latest move by Member States to support the rights of 258 mi ...

UN agencies welcome green light for Rohingya projects in northern Myanmar; urge ‘more effective access’

New York: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monday announced that they had received the Government go-ahead to develop community project ...

Global Compact on Refugees: How is this different from the migrants’ pact and how will it help?

New York: The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ have been used interchangeably to describe the millions of people worldwide that are either fleeing conflict or seeking ...

Hamid Ansari: Indian 'lover' finally released from Pakistani prison, returns home

Islamabad: Ending his long stay in a Pakistani jail, Indian national Hamid Ansari has been freed from the prison and returned to the country on Tuesday.

UN investigates systematic sexual violence across South Sudan

New York: Widespread and systematic sexual violence across South Sudan, just a few months after the country’s top two politicians signed a renewed commitment to peace, was at the to ...