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New York: A group of five independent UN human rights experts have strongly condemned the summary execution in Iran on Saturday of a former champion wrestler convicted of murdering a security guard during anti-government protests in 2018. more
Work to achieve a culture of peace amid COVID-19 upheaval: UN Secretary-General

New York: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend economies and societies, while also threatening to erode trust in public institutions and democracy, it is critical that people every ...

Pakistan must end enforced disappearance of human rights defender: UN Experts

Geneva: UN human rights experts on Friday called on the Pakistani authorities to end the secret detention of human rights defender Idris Khattak, who has not been heard from in more than ...

Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief

New York: A new UN report launched on Thursday highlights human rights violations and abuses that were committed during recent demonstrations in Iraq and calls for immediate action for ju ...

One step at a time: UN women’s health agency helping shift dangerous social norms

New York: One of the largest chiefdoms in Zambia’s Eastern Province is challenging harmful social norms, including child marriage, risky initiation and impunity for perpetrators of ...

As Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals ‘alarming deterioration’ in food security

New York: An estimated 3.3 million people in Burkina Faso are facing acute food insecurity, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.

Rohingya crisis needs lasting solutions, renewed commitment amid COVID-19 pandemic, UN refugee agency

New York: Three years after violence in Myanmar forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to seek refuge in Bangladesh, the international community must adapt its assistance to the critic ...

Rally in support of protests in Belarus takes place near UN headquarters - Correspondent

New York/Sputnik: A rally in support of protests in Belarus took place near the UN headquarters in New York, a Sputnik correspondent has reported.

Human rights report details ‘heartbreaking’ accounts of women detained in DPRK

New York: Women forcibly returned to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are subjected to torture, ill treatment, sexual abuse, and other violations, according to a rep ...

COVID-19: UN and partners work to ensure learning never stops for young refugees

New York: Global advocates for refugees are pushing to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not derail efforts for displaced children and young people to continue learning and eventually ret ...