News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. Violations of women’s reproductive health rights trigger rise in preventable deaths

    - UN News

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    African women are 130 times more likely to die due to pregnancy or childbirth complications than women in Europe and Northern America, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA) said in a new report published on Wednesday.

  2. Migration in the Americas: A Dream That Can Turn Deadly

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Apr 16 (IPS) - The Darién Gap is a stretch of jungle spanning the border between Colombia and Panama, the only missing section of the Pan-American Highway that stretches from Alaska to southern Argentina. For good reason, it used to be considered impenetrable. But in 2023, a record 520,000 people crossed it heading northwards, including many children. Many have lost their lives trying to cross it.

  3. UN leaders call for more action to end racism and discrimination

    - UN News

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    Tuesday marked the opening of the third session of the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descentbringing together anti-racism activists, human rights defenders, government delegations and others.

  4. World News in Brief: ‘Reckless attacks’ on Ukraine nuclear plant must cease, Chibok abductions 10 years on, action against plant pests

    - UN News

    A recent spate of “reckless attacks” on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine must end immediately, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the UN Security Council on Monday.

  5. Let youth lead, urges new advocacy campaign

    - UN News

    With the ‘promise of a better world’ in mind the UN Youth Office has launched an new advocacy campaign – “World Leaders: It’s Time to Let #YouthLead” – calling for greater youth representation in decision-making roles in both the public and private sector, civil society, academia, and the UN.

  6. First Person: ‘I no longer amount to anything’ – Voices of the displaced in Haiti

    - UN News

    People affected by gang wars in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, have been describing to the UN how their lives have been violently changed, with one person saying he feels that he has lost his identity and “no longer amounts to anything”.

  7. IPCI 2024: Oslo Commitment Protects Sexual and Reproductive Rights Across All Contexts

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, Apr 12 (IPS) - Parliamentarians from 112 countries have adopted the IPCI statement of commitment to protect and promote sexual and reproductive health rights, committing to the principle that Life or Death is a Political Statement.

  8. IPCI 2024: Technology as a Tool to Advance and Threaten Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    OSLO, Apr 12 (IPS) - Technology emerged as a core theme of IPCI Oslo for its relevance in advancing the objectives of the Cairo Programme of Action.

  9. Rwanda: A Ravaged Country That Bounced Back

    - Inter Press Service

    BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria, Apr 11 (IPS) - As we contemplate the clouded futures of Gaza, Ukraine, and other dire conflict zones that get far less coverage, it may be instructive to recall the surprising success story of a ravaged country that bounced back: Rwanda.

  10. Make 2024 a ‘turning point’ for education, UN deputy chief urges

    - UN News

    The UN Deputy Secretary-General on Thursday called for a transformation in learning, stressing that receiving a good education represents hope for all future generations.

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