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New York, Oct 30 (JEN): Members of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday reiterated that they are not biased against Pyongyang, as they are poised to finalize their investigative work this week. more
UN calls for transparency in the use of armed drones

New York, Oct 26 (JEN): Expressing concern about the potential for illegal use of armed unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, two United Nations human rights experts Friday called on States t ...

Côte d’Ivoire: UN seeks justice for victims of post-electoral crisis

New York, Oct 25 (JEN): Victims of the violent post-election crisis that gripped Côte d’Ivoire two years ago must not be forgotten, an independent United Nations human rights expert stres ...

UNESCO deplores murder of Brazilian radio chief

New York, Oct 25 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Thursday denounced the murder of radio manager Cláudio Moleiro de Souza in northern Brazil ...

Iran: UN seeks human rights reform in new agenda

New York, Oct 25 (JEN): Human rights reform must be a central aspect of the new Iranian Government’s agenda, an independent United Nations expert stressed Thursday, highlighting a number o ...

UNSC concerned about highly volatile situation in Abyei

New York, Oct 25 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Thursday called urgently on the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan to refrain from any unilateral action that could heigh ...

UN urges review of standards for treatment of prisoners

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): United Nations human rights experts Tuesday urged a review of the universally accepted global principles and practices for the treatment of prisoners and management o ...

UN urges greater focus on women’s rights for indigenous peoples

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): While there have been encouraging responses to human rights concerns of indigenous peoples and to helping States and other stakeholders address them, the realities fo ...

Citing freedom of expression, UN calls for release of Qatari poet

New York, Oct 23 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office Tuesday called for the immediate release of a well-known Qatari poet who it says was harshly sentenced for a poem considered to ...

UN calls for global action to fight human trafficking

New York, Oct 19 (JEN): A United Nations independent expert, along with two other key human rights mechanisms Friday stressed the importance of partnerships as the “backbone” of global e ...