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New York, Apr 23 (JEN): People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a United Nations committee has stressed in new guidelines. more
Somalia: UN condemns murder of second lawmaker

New York, Apr 23 (JEN): Following the murder earlier on Tuesday of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal – the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu – th ...

Western Sahara: UN announces resumption of family visit flights

New York, Apr 18 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency announced on Thursday that following many months of suspension, family visit flights between Sahrawi refugees living in camps near T ...

Argentina violated rights of prisoner with disabilities: UN

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): A United Nations human rights panel said on Wednesday that Argentine authorities failed to ensure that a prisoner with disabilities was able to use prison facilities ...

South Sudan: UN concerned over swelling number of refugees

New York, Apr 17 (JEN): Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan’s oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping missio ...

Pepsi joins Coke in support to protect rights of poor: UN

New York, Apr 16 (JEN): The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Tuesday that PepsiCo has joined the Coca-Cola Company in giving its official support to a set ...

UN deplores execution of Mexican national by US authorities

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): The United Nations human rights office on Friday voiced deep regret at the execution of Mexican national Ramiro Hernandez Llanas in Texas on Wednesday, noting that th ...

Amid Mediterranean crossings, UN urges safety for refugees

New York, Apr 12 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency on Friday stressed the need to find durable solutions for those making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, as it reporte ...

Iran: UN appeals for medical care of political prisoners

New York, Apr 11 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Thursday voiced alarm at the denial of medical care to two political prisoners in Iran who are at risk o ...

Myanmar: UN welcomes probe into attacks on aid workers

New York, Apr 11 (JEN): The top United Nations official in Myanmar welcomed the Government’s condemnation of the recent attacks against UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises ...