Rights / Gender
Human Rights
New York, Apr 2 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday denounced the recent murder of Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf and called on the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice. more
Egypt: UN alarmed by mass imposition of death penalty

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday it is deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty against 529 people in Egypt on Monday after a †...

Technologies add new curbs on free expression: UN

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom of expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in ...

UN marks Day of Remembrance with calls to end slavery

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): With calls to remember the abuses of the past and intensify efforts to end those of the present, United Nations officials are marking the International Day of Remembr ...

UN concerned over Turkey’s Twitter ban

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday expressed concern at Turkey’s recent decision to block access to the soc ...

UNESCO pays tribute to Afghan journalist killed in attack

New York, Mar 25 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Monday paid tribute to journalist Sardar Ahmad, one of several people killed during last ...

Ban honours victims of human rights violations

New York, Mar 25 (JEN): At a time when human rights violations persist around the world, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance of the individual and collectiv ...

China: UN urges probe into death of lawyer

New York, Mar 19 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations experts on Tuesday urged Chinese authorities to promptly investigate the circumstances leading to the death of prominent human r ...

UN urges Afghanistan to ensure peaceful, credible polls

New York, Mar 18 (JEN): In a personal appeal to the Afghan people less than three weeks before national elections, a senior United Nations envoy on Monday urged all citizens of the nascent d ...

Cameroon: UN steps up measures to help refugees

New York, Mar 15 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners said on Friday that they are stepping up efforts to help the growing numbers of Central African refugees ar ...