Rights / Gender
In Myanmar, the COVID-19 lockdown has laid bare the stigmatization, discrimination and harassment faced by many LGBTQI people, particularly in rural areas. The United Nations is working to support those people. more
World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, “but it does not affect everyone equally”, the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday. ...

Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’

New York: In Yemen, fears of famine have resurfaced as UN humanitarians also warned on Friday that 360,000 severely malnourished children could die unless they continue to get treatment a ...

Persecuted Hindu minority of Pakistan demands justice from UN in Geneva

Geneva: A group of protesters gathered at UN Headquarters in Geneva during the 44th Session of UN Human Rights Council to highlight the plight of Hindus in Pakistan and to protest against ...

Hong Kong: China's new agency to monitor national security law implementation

Hong Kong: Despite violent protests and agitations, Chinese authorities have opened a new agency in Hong Kong city which will be engaged in monitoring the implementation of the newly enac ...

China is using 'debt-plomacy' against Muslim nations to buy its silence on Uyghurs: Report

Beijing:  China's  ‘debt-plomacy’ imposed on Islamic nations like Pakistan is the reason why these countries are silent  to the alleged Chinese excesses aga ...

Uyghur rights group asks UN to immediately strip China of its participatory status at UNHRC

Washington: Expressing concern over the manner in which China treats the minority community,  a Uyghur rights group has urged the United Nations to immediately strip Beijing of its p ...

Lahore Court denies bail to Geo Media Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, protests erupt

Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday dismissed the bail application filed by Jang/Geo Media Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, highlighting the intention of PM Imran Khan-l ...

UN chief underscores need for reconciliation 25 years after Srebrenica genocide

New York: Twenty-five years after the Srebrenica genocide, peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina remains fragile, underscoring the need for true reconciliation in the region, the UN Secretary-G ...

Refugees in Africa ‘even more vulnerable than ever’ amid COVID crisis

New York: Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity because of aid disruption and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis, UN humanitarians warned on T ...