News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. Journalism Under Attack by Neo-Populist Governments in Central America

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN SALVADOR, Aug 15 (IPS) - Practicing journalism in Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador is becoming increasingly difficult in the face of the persecution of independent media outlets by neo-populist rulers of different stripes, intolerant of criticism.

  2. ‘We can’t turn our backs on Afghanistan’s future’: A Resident Coordinator Blog

    - UN News

    A year on from the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the senior UN official in the country, Resident Coordinator Ramiz Alakbarov, describes his fears for girls’ lives, and calls for women to play a full role in reviving the Afghan economy.

  3. United States: Concrete actions needed to ‘lay the scourge of racism to rest’ – UN expert

    - UN News

    UN-appointed independent human rights experts commended the United States on Friday for adopting the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, but asked about measures being taken to address gun violence in the country.

  4. Bangladesh and Cambodia slated for official UN human rights visits

    - UN News

    The UN human rights office, OHCHR, announced on Friday that the High Commissioner will travel over the weekend to Bangladesh.

  5. ‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

    - UN News

    The international community must dramatically increase efforts to urge the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to adhere to basic human rights principles, a group of UN independent rights experts said on Friday. 

  6. UN chief’s Youth Day message: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

    - UN News

    International Youth Day celebrates “the power of partnerships across generations,” the UN chief said in his message for the day.

  7. 140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger than ever – OCHA

    - UN News

    The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) warned on Friday that at nearly $34 billion, the funding shortfall for aid operations is the biggest it’s ever been.

  8. Democracy in Iraq Under Threat Following the Storming of Parliament

    - Inter Press Service

    AMMAN, Jordan, Aug 12 (IPS) - The storming of the Iraqi parliament by supporters of Al-Sadr was motivated by years of political impasse — threatening Iraq's democracy and peace

  9. A Safe Haven for Ousted Political Leaders Escaping Executions and Hangings

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - When world political leaders, mostly presidents and prime ministers, are ousted from power following military coups or street demonstrations, they flee to “safe havens” to avoid being jailed, executed by firing squads or hanged in public.

  10. Lebanese youth learn to stand up to hate speech

    - UN News

    Hate speech can have a devastating effect on mental wellbeing and self-confidence. The UN office in Lebanon is helping young people to rise above these attacks, and reject negativity from others.

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