News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 2

  1. UN rights body launches Iran human rights investigation

    - UN News

    Following calls from UN human rights chief Volker Türk for an independent investigation into ongoing deadly violence against protesters in Iran, the Human Rights Council has created a fact-finding mission, related to the protests that began on 16 September 2022.

  2. Music, passion, and powerful women: Launch of amplifyHER, an exciting new UN podcast

    - UN News

    On Thursday, the UN launched amplifyHER; a vibrant, music-filled podcast, celebrating exciting women artists from around the world.

  3. Fez Forum concludes with spotlight on Morrocco’s model of tolerance and co-existence

    - UN News

    The ninth Global Forum for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) concluded its work on Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Fez, emphasizing the values of dialogue and tolerance, as well as the role of Africa as a positive actor in the international arena.

  4. More than 50,000 migrants 'die in search of a better life'

    - UN News

    After risking their lives on dangerous journeys, more than 50,000 migrants are known to have died worldwide since 2014, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Wednesday. 

  5. Netflix biodrama draws attention to real-life refugee-turned-Olympian

    - UN News

    When the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, screened a film about the inspiring true story of two sisters who swam for their lives to escape war-torn Syria, one UN official hailed it as “a testament to the strength, courage, and perseverance” of the more than one hundred million people forcibly displaced s around the world. 

  6. Consign violence against women and girls, ‘to the history books’: UN chief

    - UN News

    Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Womencommemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”. 

  7. COP27: Landmark Win on Loss and Damage Fund

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 22 (IPS) - COP 27 delivered on what was the ‘litmus test’ for its success – consensus on the establishment of a fund on loss and damage. What seemed impossible was made possible, largely due to the unity of the G77 and China and the role of the Egyptian Presidency. Also important were efforts by civil society groups who put pressure on the United States, the main blocker to having the fund.

  8. Home is a deadly place for many women and girls, UN report reveals

    - UN News

    On average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour in 2021 by someone in their own family, two UN agencies said in a report published on Wednesday. 

  9. At Fez forum, UN chief calls for global ‘alliance of peace’ recognizing inclusion and richness of diversity

    - UN News

    In a world where “old evils – antisemitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, persecution of Christians, xenophobia, and racism – are receiving new leases on life”, the UN Alliance of Civilizations is helping to show the way on how to act in solidarity, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said on Tuesday.

  10. Iran: 40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR

    - UN News

    More than 40 people have been killed in Iran during the past week, including two teenagers, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday. 

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