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New York, Apr 9 (JEN): On International Roma Day, the United Nations independent expert on minority issues is calling on all European countries and institutions to fully include Roma people in their decision-making processes at all levels. more
New Zealand: UN concerned by arbitrary detention of Māoris

New York, Apr 9 (JEN): A United Nations human rights panel has voiced concerns about issues related to the deprivation of liberty in New Zealand, including the “disproportionate incarcerat ...

UN urges states to sign treaty on migrant workers’ rights

New York, Apr 8 (JEN): The expert members of the United Nations panel dealing with the rights of migrant workers and their families renewed on Monday their appeal to all countries to sign th ...

Cambodia: UN concerned over curbs affecting human rights

New York, Apr 8 (JEN): The United Nations independent expert on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, expressed concern on Monday that the country’s National Assembly held its second ...

UN deplores attack on journalists in Afghanistan

New York, Apr 5 (JEN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned the “abhorrent” attack on two international journalists working for the Associated ...

Somalia: UN calls for moratorium after execution of murderer

New York, Apr 5 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office Friday voiced its concern at the “hasty” judicial process in the Somali town of Kismayo that led to the execution of man nin ...

Brussels: Ban spotlights crisis in Central African Republic

New York, Apr 3 (JEN): Stating that the world failed to stop the Central African Republic’s slide “into a grave political, economic and humanitarian crisis,” United Nations Secretary-G ...

UN agency denounces murder of Egyptian journalist

New York, Apr 2 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday denounced the recent murder of Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf a ...

Egypt: UN alarmed by mass imposition of death penalty

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday it is deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty against 529 people in Egypt on Monday after a “cu ...

Technologies add new curbs on free expression: UN

New York, Mar 26 (JEN): While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom of expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in ...