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New York, May 22 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned the “flagrant disregard” for international human rights and humanitarian law – both by the Syrian Government and by some armed groups – that has led to tremendous suffering for civilians in Aleppo. more
UN launches guide on attacks against schools, hospitals

New York, May 22 (JEN): Every child has a right to education and health, the United Nations on Wednesday said launching a guidance note to assist the people monitoring, reporting and working ...

UN urges eradication of forced labour once and for all

New York, May 21 (JEN): Millions of people suffering under the yoke of modern slavery – more than half are women and girls primarily in commercial sex trade or domestic work – ...

Thailand: Ban urges respect of democratic principles

New York, May 21 (JEN): Urging constructive dialogue to end the prolonged political statement in Thailand, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reiterated his call on all ...

UN concerned over Sudanese woman facing death penalty

New York, May 17 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Friday voiced deep concern about the situation of Meriam Ibrahim, the pregnant Christian Sudanese woman who was sentenced to ...

UN condemns murder of photojournalist in CAR

New York, May 15 (JEN): The United Nations has condemned the murder of well-known French photojournalist Camille Lepage, whose body was found in the Bouar region in the western part of war-t ...

UN backs universal education, condemns Nigerian abduction

New York, May 14 (JEN): Stressing the need to educate all children, the head of the United Nations education agency on Tuesday condemned the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria – call ...

CAR: UN concerned over children witnessing brutality

New York, May 14 (JEN): The children of the Central African Republic (CAR) are witnessing terrible violence in what has become a forgotten crisis, a senior United Nations Children’s F ...

UN urges investigation into murder of Pakistani lawyer

New York, May 10 (JEN): The United Nations on Friday condemned the killing of prominent human rights lawyer Rashid Khan Rehman in Pakistan and urged the Government to bring the perpetrators ...

UN urges Azerbaijan to drop charges against rights defenders

New York, May 10 (JEN): Three human rights defenders facing 12 years in prison for charges brought against them in the aftermath of Azerbaijan’s 2013 presidential elections have drawn ...