The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

Global Humanitarian Experts Statement Release – WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: This statement, signed individually by 300 global humanitarian advocates and international law experts, has just been released as an international plea for Israel to stop immediately its continuing attack on Gaza’s civilian citizens. Below is an outline with the exact statement […]

Protection of human rights at heart of United Nations, says UN Geneva on 25th year

Protection of human rights at heart of United Nations, says UN Geneva on 25th year

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: Noting that more and more people around the world are taking to the streets to lay claim to their rights, United Nations officials opened the latest session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today with calls for the protection of members of civil society who […]

UN condemns U.S. drone strike on funeral procession in Yemen

UN condemns U.S. drone strike on funeral procession in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, GENEVA, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the killing of more than 20 people, and the wounding of dozens of children and other relatives, during a funeral procession in southern Yemen, and urged authorities to hold those responsible to account. The Office of the UN […]

UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

UN asks United States for accountability after drone strikes on wedding in Yemen

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) Al-Baida YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: Independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern about recent lethal drone airstrikes, allegedly conducted by United States forces in Yemen, and stressed the need for accountability as a result of their use. According to local security officials, 16 civilians were killed and at least 10 injured […]

Vietnam citizens must be allowed freedom of ‘artistic expression’, says UN

Vietnam citizens must be allowed freedom of ‘artistic expression’, says UN

WNN Improve It (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on cultural rights, Farida Shaheed, called in November 2013 on the Government of Vietnam “to expand the space for people to articulate their views and to ensure they can contribute their knowledge, including their traditional knowledge, to the development of […]

Human rights activists need protection & support, says UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

Human rights activists need protection & support, says UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS:  Standing up for human rights defenders worldwide, former Ugandan magistrate and current UN Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya has been highlighting the needs for the most vulnerable members of society. Sending her report to the United Nations General Assembly Sekaggya is calling for all rights defenders […]

A Nobel Laureate, a UN Special Rapporteur & others say no to killer robots

A Nobel Laureate, a UN Special Rapporteur & others say no to killer robots

Henry Ridgwell – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: United Nations’ special rapporteur on executions has joined calls for a moratorium on so-called ‘killer robots’ – automated weapons systems which critics fear may one day operate independently from human commanders. It may sound like something from a sci-fi movie – but campaigners say […]

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: Japanese deputy ambassador Takashi Okada took to the floor at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today saying that Japan has already done enough to make amends to ex-Comfort Women who were kidnapped as teens during World War II. Records and witness testimonies show that the […]