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New York : People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere. more
UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia

New York, June 17 (JEN): The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight poli ...

UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children

New York: United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given t ...

Violence against women a ‘mark of shame’ on our societies, says UN chief on World Day

New York, Violence against women and girls is not only a fundamental human rights issue but also a “moral affront” against them and a “mark of shame” on all societ ...

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

New York, Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Gute ...

States with power and influence to end suffering of Yemenis must take action ‘immediately’ – UN rights chief

New York, “Outraged” by the “unconscionable toll” caused by the escalation of hostilities in Yemen, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Saturday, urge ...

Democracy ‘showing greater strain’ than at any time in decades, UN chief

New York,  Tackling economic and political inequality is at the root of strengthening democratic institutions at a time when they are under huge strain, said United Nations Secretary ...

UN will ‘not tolerate’ sexual harassment in its ranks: Guterres

New York, Feb 3 (JEN):  Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday made clear that the United Nations will not tolerate sexual harassment “anytime, anywhere,” wi ...