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New York, Dec 21 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert Friday called on the Government of Belize to adopt a comprehensive programme to protect and assist victims of trafficking and to ensure that the perpetrators of this scourge are punished. more
2013 witnessed highest levels of forced displacement: UN

New York, Dec 21 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency warned Friday that 2013 is on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever seen, owing to unusually large numbe ...

UN reports positive response to rights protection plan

New York, Dec 20 (JEN): Two days after presenting a new United Nations strategy to prevent genocide and human rights abuses to Member States, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said the ...

DPR Korea: UN calls for death penalty moratorium

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The recent execution of a senior official in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “is just one among multiple executions” reported in ...

UN concerned over continued killing of journalists

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency entrusted with upholding press freedom pushed on with her campaign to secure the safety of journalists Wednesday, condemning th ...

UN strategy to prevent human rights abuses in CAR

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): Still haunted by its failure to forestall genocide in Rwanda and Srebrenica nearly 20 years ago and confronted by ongoing bloodshed in Syria and the Central African ...

Migrants Day: UN urges respect for migrants’ rights

New York, Dec 19 (JEN): To mark International Migrants Day, the United Nations family is calling on people and Governments everywhere to reject xenophobia and embrace migration as a key ena ...

Sudan: UN strengthens support to combat human trafficking

New York, Dec 18 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency is working with the Government of Sudan and partners to reduce the number of kidnappings and incidents of trafficking and smuggling ...

Cambodia: UN seeks body to monitor treatment of prisoners

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): Cambodia has fallen behind in obligations it made to monitor the treatment of prisoners, a United Nations committee to prevent torture said Monday, urging Phnom Penh ...

Philippines: UN urges probe into killings of broadcast journalists

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday called on Philippine authorities to investigate the separate murders of three journa ...