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Nearly 100 people have died or disappeared crossing the Central and Eastern Mediterranean so far this year – more than twice the number for the same period in 2023, the deadliest year for migrants at sea in Europe since 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday. more
Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but ...

Of human bondage: An Atlanta museum reminds the Black Americans' tortuous journey to equality

At the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, a museum dedicated to the American civil rights movement, the legacy of slain Nobel Peace laureate Martin Luther King comes a ...

Amazon, DoorDash, Walmart, trapping workers in poverty, says UN poverty expert

A UN poverty expert called on the CEOs of Amazon, DoorDash and Walmart on Tuesday to address allegations that wages at the US-based corporations are trapping workers in poverty, forcing t ...

Human right to food needs ‘massive investment’: Guterres

With 735 million people going hungry last year and three billion unable to afford a healthy diet, the world is “going backwards on our goal of zero hunger by 2030”, the UN chi ...

Atrocity crimes still being committed in Ethiopia, UN experts warn

New York: Independent UN human rights experts are warning that there is “an overwhelming risk” atrocity crimes “will continue” in Ethiopia. in a new report release ...

Pakistan: Clerics, residents prevent girls from playing cricket in Swat

Residents and clerics in Pakistan's Swat region have barred women from playing cricket in a local stadium as they believe the participation of women in sports was considered “im ...

Majority of beggars held in foreign countries are from Pakistan: Reports

The Senate Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis was recently informed that a large number of beggars from the country were going abroad, leading to a spike in 'human trafficking& ...

Over-compliance with unilateral sanctions hurts human rights

Unilateral sanctions and over-compliance are threatening the health and well-being of people across the world, an independent UN human right expert warned on Friday.

Sudan: UN ‘will never stay neutral’ amid war and human rights abuses

Both Sudanese Government forces (SAF) and their rival Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are responsible for abhorrent rights violations as they battle for supremacy, the UN envoy to the country ...