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New York, Dec 18 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency is working with the Government of Sudan and partners to reduce the number of kidnappings and incidents of trafficking and smuggling in, through and out of the country. more
Cambodia: UN seeks body to monitor treatment of prisoners

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): Cambodia has fallen behind in obligations it made to monitor the treatment of prisoners, a United Nations committee to prevent torture said Monday, urging Phnom Penh ...

Philippines: UN urges probe into killings of broadcast journalists

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday called on Philippine authorities to investigate the separate murders of three journa ...

UN urges Laos to probe disappearance of rights activist

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): A group of independent United Nations experts Monday urged the Government of Laos to boost its investigation into the enforced disappearance a year ago of Sombath So ...

UN urges Bahamas to tackle human trafficking

New York, Dec 17 (JEN): Voicing concern over the lack of a national action plan by the Bahamas to address trafficking in persons, an independent United Nations human rights expert called on ...

Security Council urged to pay attention to journo attacks

Washington, Dec 14 (JEN) With journalists facing frequent and often fatal violence both in conflict zones and stable countries, a United Nations expert on Friday called on international bodi ...

Myanmar: UN welcomes latest release of political prisoners

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert Wednesday welcomed the release of 44 prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, hailing it as an important step towards fu ...

UN urges DR Congo to ensure accountability for abuses

New York, Dec 12 (JEN): A new United Nations report stresses the importance of ensuring accountability for human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) du ...

UNESCO condemns murders of Iraqi media workers

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Tuesday voiced grave concern about the safety of journalists in Iraq following the recent m ...

Human Rights Day: UN pays tribute to Vienna Declaration

New York, Dec 11 (JEN): Honouring human rights activism, including the legacy of Nelson Mandela, senior UN officials Tuesday mark Human Rights Day calling for greater political will and res ...