News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 2

  1. Myanmar: Unbearable levels of suffering and cruelty

    - UN News

    The crisis in Myanmar is a “never-ending nightmare” for the country’s people happening far away from the international spotlight, UN rights chief Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council on Friday.

  2. Student gastronomes plan recipe for Madagascar’s future

    - UN News

    As the world celebrates the Africa Day of School Feedingschool children in southern Madagascar are learning how to cook nutritious meals which ultimately may contribute to the longer-term development of vulnerable communities.

  3. Turkey Keeps Bombing Civilians in Syria’s Northeast

    - Inter Press Service

    QAMISHLI, Syria, Feb 29 (IPS) - The Ramsys, a farming couple from northeast Syria, never thought they'd spend almost all their savings on solar panels. “We’ve paid 1,700 USD. We simply couldn't cope with darkness and being disconnected from the outside world,” Najma Ramsy tells IPS from her residence in Keshka, a small Kurdish village 70 km east of Qamishli.

  4. Bearing Witness: No Safety for Children in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    GAZA STRIP, Feb 29 (IPS) - Nothing could prepare me for my recently concluded mission into the Gaza Strip, where children face catastrophic conditions.

    In my twenty years with UNICEF, traveling from one humanitarian crisis to the next – from famines to floods and war zones to refugee camps – I’ve simply never seen such devastation and despair as is happening in Gaza.

  5. Nicaragua: Rights experts decry persecution of Government opponents

    - UN News

    The Nicaraguan Government continues to perpetrate “serious systematic human rights violations, tantamount to crimes against humanity,” an expert group appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday.

  6. UN issues global alert over teacher shortage

    - UN News

    The world urgently needs 44 million teachers by 2030 in order to make the Sustainable Development Goals a reality, a new report from UNESCOthe UN agency championing education, announced this week.

  7. ‘Carnage’ in Gaza must end, UN rights chief tells Human Rights Council

    - UN News

    The “carnage” in Gaza has left more than 30,000 dead and must end immediately, UN rights chief Volker Türk told the Human Rights Council on Thursday, after almost five months of constant Israeli bombardment and mass displacement in the enclave, prompted by Hamas-led attacks.

  8. World News in Brief: Air travel boom erases COVID dip, ‘disturbing’ new anti-LGBT bill in Ghana, rights abuses in Crimea

    - UN News

    The UN aviation agency on Wednesday announced that air traffic levels are operating at around two per cent above their high in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the world’s population in lockdown.

  9. Afghanistan: UN appalled at revival of public floggings, executions

    - UN News

    A revival of Taliban-ordered public executions by gunfire taking place in sports stadiums in several cities in Afghanistan “must cease immediately”, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday.

  10. All parties to Gaza crisis may have committed war crimes: UN rights chief

    - UN News

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