ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights defender Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, as well as the continuing detention, sexual exploitation and sale of hundreds of women and […]

UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

UN 'Zero Mothers Die' campaign pushes women toward life & away from maternal mortality

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNAIDS) UN General Assembly, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: Efforts to reduce high maternal and child mortality received a welcome boost with the launch of a new global campaign, Zero Mothers Die, at an official high-level side event held during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Unveiled at the 5th Women Leaders Forum […]

Global women peacebuilders need on-the-ground funding, say UN experts

Global women peacebuilders need on-the-ground funding, say UN experts

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Women are crucial partners in peacebuilding and must be guaranteed the safe political space, including a seat at the “negotiating table,” to participate in all steps of post-conflict reconciliation and recovery processes, stressed high-level United Nations officials today at a Headquarters event. Chair of the UN […]

Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

Former acting U.S. woman judge joins UN task force probe on Gaza deaths

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today the appointment of the last of three members of its probe to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip since the […]

UN expert Rita Izsak wants unlawful Sri Lanka deportations to end

UN expert Rita Izsak wants unlawful Sri Lanka deportations to end

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: United Nations human rights experts have expressed their grave concern over the detentions and forced deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka back to their homeland where violent attacks against religious minorities have spiked in recent years. “States must guarantee that every single asylum claim […]

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

It's a current issue: human rights violations against Japan's ex-Comfort women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN-OHCHR) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday expressed profound regret that Japan has failed to pursue a comprehensive, impartial and lasting resolution of the issue of wartime sexual slavery, warning that the human rights of the victims, known as “comfort women”, continue to […]

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

Dangers for unaccompanied child migrants causes deep concern

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Deeply concerned by the “urgent humanitarian situation” of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for Governments of countries where the children start, continue or finish their journeys, to protect their dignity and human rights. “Unaccompanied minors, including those under seven years […]

“We must stay focused until the job is done.” UN works to stop malaria

“We must stay focused until the job is done.” UN works to stop malaria

UN News Centre – WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The tide has turned on malaria, with mortality rates for children in Africa down by half, but a stronger surveillance system is urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks and resurgences, United Nations officials today warned, marking the sixth annual World Malaria […]

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