News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 3

  1. First Person: ‘I rescued over 1000 trafficking victims’

    - UN News

    A human trafficking expert at the United Nations has told UN News how she was instrumental in saving over 1000 trafficking victims, mainly in eastern Europe and Central Asia. Reda Sirgediene works for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the Regional Adviser on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling for Central Asia after serving for more than 20 years in the Lithuanian police force.

  2. One Hundred Years On, Argentine State Acknowledges Indigenous Massacre in Trial

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 13 (IPS) - It’s a strange trial, with no defendants. The purpose is not to hand down a conviction, but to bring visibility to an atrocious event that occurred almost a hundred years ago in northern Argentina and was concealed by the State for decades with singular success: the massacre by security forces of hundreds of indigenous people who were protesting labor mistreatment and discrimination.

  3. The Time to Support the Global South is Now

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, May 13 (IPS) - While the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine is shaking up the European security order, other parts of the world are being particularly affected by the war’s ‘side effects’.

  4. Mining Destroys the Lives of Indigenous People in Venezuela

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, May 12 (IPS) - The voracious search for gold in southern Venezuela, practiced by thousands of illegal miners under the protection of various armed groups, represents the greatest threat today to the lives of indigenous peoples, their habitat and their cultures, according to their organizations and human rights defenders.

  5. Singapore: UN experts urge immediate end to death penalty

    - UN News

    UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Thursday for Singapore to immediately impose a moratorium on the death penalty, saying the continued use of capital punishment for drug-related crimes runs contrary to international law.

  6. Russia in spotlight over Ukraine atrocities as Human Rights Council meets

    - UN News

    The UN Human Rights Council met in special session on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities committed against civilians, linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

  7. Projections for a Pandemic Future: in Whose Interest?

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, May 12 (IPS) - The writer is Director, Global Health Justice Program, Society for International Development (SID), and Co-chair Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2). In what has been defined a historic consensus decision aimed at protecting the world from future infectious diseases crises, on 1st December 2021, the special session of the World Health Assembly agreed to kickstart a global process to draft and negotiate a convention, agreement or other international instrument to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

  8. UN officials call for probe into killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

    - UN News

    Senior officials from across the United Nations are calling for an investigation into the killing on Wednesday of well-known Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh. 

  9. Ukraine: UN labour agency update shows 4.8 million jobs lost to war

    - UN News

    An estimated 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since Russia’s 24 February invasion, according to a brief published on Wednesday by the UN’s labour agency.

  10. New UN campaign aims to bring more young voices to halls of power

    - UN News

    To support young people’s political participation and amplify their voices in public life, the UN launched a campaign on Wednesday in collaboration with the Youth Envoy.

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