News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. UN condemns deadly suicide attack at mosque in southern Afghanistan

    - UN News

    The United Nations has condemned the deadly suicide bombing during Friday prayers at the largest Shia mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more. 

  2. Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov won’t keep ‘a single cent’ of his prize money

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. He shares the prestigious award with Maria Ressa, another campaigning journalist from the Philippines. 

  3. Rising poverty a ‘moral indictment of our times’: Guterres

    - UN News

    For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty is on the rise, the UN chief said in his message released on Friday, marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October.   

  4. Afghanistan: Reuniting families on the run should be priority, urges UNHCR

    - UN News

    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday urged countries to step up reunification for Afghans whose families remain in the country or who are displaced across the region, as the humanitarian crisis in their homeland worsens. 

  5. The right to a clean and healthy environment: 6 things you need to know

    - UN News

    On 8 October, loud and unusual applause reverberated around the chamber of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A battle fought for decades by environmental activists and rights’ defenders, had finally borne fruit.

  6. Myanmar: In race against time, experts collect evidence of rights violations

    - UN News

    For more than two years, a UN-appointed team of 59 people has been collecting and analyzing more than two million pieces of evidence about possible human rights violations in Myanmar.  

  7. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough.

  8. Will the World Bank Walk Away with $100 Billion IDA20 Replenishment Without “Walking the Talk” on Disability?

    - Inter Press Service

    VIENNA, Oct 14 (IPS) - Will the World Bank walk away with $100 Billion IDA20 replenishment without “Walking the Talk” on disability?

    The World Bank Group’s (WBG) International Development Association (IDA), the Bank’s low-income lending arm, aspires to raise $100 billion for its early 20th replenishment (IDA20). IDA20’s focus includes “reducing barriers preventing …persons with disabilities…from achieving their full potential”.

  9. Mali maestro’s message of peace to Sahel region’s youngsters drawn to extremism

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    An ambitious project to raise awareness about rising insecurity and mass displacement in the Sahel has resulted in an original musical score from Mali songwriter Vieux Farka Touré. 

  10. Paraguay violated indigenous rights, UN committee rules in landmark decision

    - UN News

    Paraguay’s failure to prevent the toxic contamination of indigenous people’s traditional lands by commercial farming violates their rights and their sense of “home”, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a landmark ruling on Wednesday. 

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