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New York, Dec 2 (JEN): Deeply worried by rising levels of violence in Bangladesh, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Sunday urged the country's political leaders to set their differences aside, immediately halt “destructive brinkmanship” and use their influence to ease the unrest. more
UN voices concern following Caribbean boat tragedy

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced concern at the recent deaths at sea after a boat capsized earlier this week in the Bahamas, the ...

UN deplores murder of cameraman in Iraq

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom expressed alarm Friday over violent suppression of the media in Iraq, following the killing ...

South Sudan: UN urges death penalty moratorium

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office Friday called on authorities in South Sudan to stop the use of the death penalty, stressing that the country’s nascent judic ...

Egypt: Ban concerned over anti-demonstrations law

New York, Nov 28 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday expressed serious concern about the detentions and violent dispersal of protesters in Egypt, including reports ...

UN urges Egypt to amend anti-demonstration law

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief Tuesday warned that a new law restricting demonstrations in Egypt is seriously flawed and must be amended or repealed.

Somali repatriation process must be voluntary in Kenya: UN

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): The agreement signed earlier this month between the United Nations refugee agency and the Governments of Somalia and Kenya supports the voluntary repatriation of Som ...

UN rights office names hip-hop duo as ‘equality champions’

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): The United Nations campaign promoting greater respect for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons worldwide got a boost Tuesday from rap ...

Malaysia urged to withdraw ban on ‘Allah’

New York. Nov 26 (JEN) Several independent United Nations human rights experts on Monday urged the Malaysian Government to reverse its decision to ban a Catholic publication from using the w ...

Security Council condemns ‘war crimes’

New York, Nov 26 (JEN) Reiterating its strong condemnation of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and its use of children in armed conflict, the Secu ...