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 […]

KENYA: Violence deeply impacts women during Nairobi hostage siege

KENYA: Violence deeply impacts women during Nairobi hostage siege

WNN Breaking (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Statements of condolence and concern came from the Office of the United Nations Secretary General over 36 hours ago as the those involved in an armed siege in the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi continued. People trapped inside Nairobi’s popular upscale shopping mall were […]

New UN South African Executive Director Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins term at UN Women

New UN South African Executive Director Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka begins term at UN Women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, of South Africa, took the oath of office today as the new head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women’s rights and their full participation in global affairs. In a ceremony presided over by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka was sworn […]

What a young Canadian heard when Malala spoke

What a young Canadian heard when Malala spoke

Nation – Wednesday, 17 July 2013 (originally published 16 Jul) JAXSON KHAN  –  On July 12, 2013, youth took over the United Nations. Hundreds came to hear Malala Yousafzai – the Pakistani girl who was shot on a school bus last year by the Taliban for standing up for her and other girls’ right to […]