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New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Two independent United Nations human rights experts Monday urged the Bangladeshi Government to halt the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, whose death sentence could be carried out as early as Tuesday, amid concerns that he did not receive a fair trial. more
UN urges Iraq to clarify whereabouts of Iranian exiles

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts Monday called on the Iraqi Government to clarify the whereabouts of seven residents of Camp Ashraf, who wer ...

Ban urges safety of missing Christian nuns in Syria

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday appealed for the safety of 12 nuns who went missing from a convent in the Syrian town of Ma’aloula and all those ...

UN marks 65th anniversary of treaty preventing genocide

New York, Dec 10 (JEN): Top United Nations officials joined international experts Monday in New York to mark the 65th anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Cr ...

Dominican Republic: UN urges nationality for Haitian citizens

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): Voicing deep concern over a ruling that renders countless Dominicans of Haitian descent stateless, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged ...

UN urges probe into human rights abuses in Côte d’Ivoire

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): The United Nations Friday released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in Côte d’Ivoire by traditional hunters called Do ...

UN honours Mandela as champion of peace

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): The United Nations family Friday mourned the loss – and celebrated the life and enduring legacy – of Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader and peace adv ...

Somalia: UN deplores deadly attack against Puntland forces

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has strongly condemned a violent and “cowardly” attack on Puntland government forces Thursday that reportedly killed sever ...

Malala Yousafzai receives 2013 UN human rights prize

New York, Dec 6 (JEN): A well-known Pakistani student activist and an anti-slavery campaigner from Mauritania are among the winners of the 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize, it was ann ...

Nelson Mandela: The Rainbow Man

Johannesburg, Dec 6 (JEN) “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of t ...