Rights
New York: Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”. more
UN refugee chief calls for greater focus on climate and conflict factors

New York: Responses to climate change must also consider its link to both conflict and the displacement it causes, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said in a briefing to ...

50 UN member states condemn China's rights abuses in Xinjiang

Washington: As many as 50 members of the United Nations issued a joint statement where they condemned the Chinese government’s oppression of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in Xinj ...

Ukraine: UN committee ‘gravely concerned’ over treatment of people with disabilities

New York: People with disabilities trapped in the Russian control zones in Ukraine are reportedly being used as “human shields” by the Russian Federation armed forces, the UN ...

UNESCO chief calls for transforming education, with 244 million still out of school

New York: The bell is ringing for the start of a new school year in many countries, but inequalities in access to education are keeping some 244 million children out of the classroom, acc ...

World can end ‘downward humanitarian spiral’ of Afghanistan

New York: As the world focuses its attention on the war in Ukraine, the UN reminded the international community on Thursday to remember Afghanistan as it kicked off a pledging conference ...

‘Staggering number’ of unintended pregnancies reveals failure to uphold women’s rights

New York: Nearly half of all pregnancies, totalling 121 million each year worldwide, are unintended, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN’s sexual and reproduc ...

UN highlights human cost of transatlantic slave trade

New York: The United Nations on Tuesday remembered the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade and its continued impact on the modern world, by honouring the tradition of resistance to s ...

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for strategy to address root causes of conflict

New York: Amid deteriorating security in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top UN envoy in the country has called for a comprehensive political strategy ...

Learn from the past, ‘stand united against racism’ – UN chief

New York: “Let us stand united against racism and together build societies based on dignity, equality and solidarity”, the UN chief said on Friday, International Day of Rememb ...