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New York, Feb 13 (JEN): While nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have been cut by almost one half, much more work remains to be done to address inequalities and ensure the rights and dignity of all, especially women and children, top United Nations officials stressed on Wednesday. more
Tajikistan: UN urges policy to eradicate torture

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government of Tajikistan to fully implement its policies to eradicate and prevent torture an ...

Gender equality must be enshrined in development goals: UN

New York, Feb 11 (JEN): The United Nations committee mandated to ensure compliance with the global treaty to end all forms of discrimination against women opened a new session on Monday wit ...

Indian apex court grants permanent bail to Soni Sori

New Delhi, Feb 7 (JEN) The Indian Supreme Court has granted a permanent bail to tribal activist Soni Sori, who was arrested in October 2011 for her alleged links with Chhattisgarh Maoists an ...

Seychelles not immune to human traffickers: UN

New York, Feb 4 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday called on the Seychelles, an Indian Ocean island off the east coast of Africa, to prevent and fight traffic ...

Egypt: UN concerned at growing attacks on media

New York, Feb 1 (JEN): Voicing deep concern about the growing threats and attacks on members of the media in Egypt, the United Nations human rights office on Friday urged the authorities to ...

UN urges India to abolish death penalty

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): The decision by India’s Supreme Court to commute 15 death sentences to life imprisonment is a ‘significant step’, independent United Nations human rights expert ...

South Sudan: UN steps up patrols, probing rights abuses

New York, Jan 31 (JEN): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan is seeking to verify reports of human rights violations in the conflict that erupted just over a month ago, a s ...

UN urges Tunisian politicians to ensure peaceful transition

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): Following Tunisia's adoption of a new constitution, the United Nations human rights office Tuesday added its voice to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's in encouragi ...

Somalia: UN urges continued protection for asylum-seekers

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday it has released updated guidelines on the needs of people fleeing southern and central Somalia that underscore the nee ...