Rights / Gender
New York: The Security Council on Wednesday echoed the Secretary-General’s call for a worldwide ceasefire, to combat the coronavirus pandemic that has already claimed more than half a million lives. The UN chief welcomed the long-awaited move, calling for countries to "redouble their efforts for peace". more
Youth activist speaks up for environmental protection at Human Rights Council

New York: At the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, a teenager from Côte d’Ivoire has explained why protecting the environment matters so much.

As China imposes national security law on Hong Kong, pro-democracy group Demosisto announces it will disband

As China imposes law on national security in Hong Kong, city's pro-democracy group Demosisto has announced it will disband, media reports said.

Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief

Addressing poverty eradication on Tuesday in front of the General Assembly, UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling “disproport ...

Harmful practices rob women and girls of ‘right to reach their full potential’

New York : Urgent, and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other “harmful practices” and abuses carried out against women and gi ...

Independent experts urge UNHRC to take decisive measures against China for collective repression in Tibet, Xinjiang

Geneva:  A group of independent experts have called upon the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to “act with a sense of urgency” in taking major decisions in pro ...

Karachi Stock Exchange attack a reminder for those supporting Jihad in Pakistan, warns Kashmiri journalist-activist

Srinagar:  Young Kashmiri social activist and journalist  Yana Mir on Tuesday warned that the attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange by terrorists is a grim reminder to all those ...

Some Chinese companies prohibit Pakistani employees from offering namaz

Islamabad: In a clear evidence of discrimination followed by Beijing, some Chinese companies operating in Pakistan do not seem to allow time to Pakistani employees to offer namaz, media r ...

Two Zimbabwean workers shot dead by Chinese boss, ZELA condemns

Harare: Two Zimbabwean workers were shot dead by a Chinese boss at Reden Mine in Gweru, triggering condemnation from the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA).

Extend cross border 'lifeline' into Syria, Lowcock urges Security Council

New York: With COVID-19 cases in Syria multiplying, its economy in freefall, and some households cooking weeds to eat in order to survive, the UN’s emergency relief coordinator is p ...