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‘Grim reality’ of war’s deadly toll on civilians laid bare in Security Council

Conflict continues to inflict “widespread civilian death and injury” a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, outlining the “grim reality” for those caught up in the crossfire of w...

Cultural destruction in Ukraine by Russian forces will reverberate for years, UN rights expert warns

The attempted destruction of Ukraine’s historic culture by invading Russian forces, will have a devastating impact on the pace of recovery in the post-war era, an independent UN human rights expert wa...

UNICEF urges leaders to keep schools safe following deadly Texas shooting

Governments must take greater action to ensure school remains a safe place for boys and girls, the head of the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Wednesday, following the latest deadly school shoot...

Disaster prevention, risk reduction, critical to sustainable future: UN deputy chief

The world will experience 1.5 medium to large-scale disasters every day through the end of the decade, unless countries ramp up action on prevention and risk reduction, UN Deputy Secretary-General Ami...

UNHCR chief urges support for Bangladesh to save Rohingya lives, ‘build hope’

Wrapping up a five-day mission to Bangladesh, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees appealed on Wednesday for sustained and predictable support for Rohingya refugees and their host communities.

UN rights chief Bachelet holds ‘valuable’ meeting with China’s President Xi

On day three of her official mission to China, top UN rights official Michelle Bachelet described having a “valuable opportunity” to highlight rights issues and concerns with President Xi Jinping and ...

Moldova: Romani Refugees from Ukraine Face Segregation

Click to expand Image Refugees standing in the hallway of FRISPA center where most Romani refugees from Ukraine are accommodated, April 9, 2022.  © 2022 Pablo Miranzo Macia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Im...

Atención Primaria: exceso de buenas palabras, escasez de recursos efectivos

Ninguna Comunidad Autónoma se acerca al 25% de la inversión sanitaria que la OMS recomienda a los Estados. La Rioja y Cataluña, las Comunidades que más incrementan la inversión respecto a 2021 en Aten...

Governments Harm Children’s Rights in Online Learning

Click to expand Image © Andrea Devia Nuño, Hero Studios (Tokyo) – Governments of 49 of the world’s most populous countries harmed children’s rights by endorsing online learning products during Covid-1...

When War Crimes Evidence Disappears

Click to expand Image The YouTube video sharing application is seen on an iPhone with the symbol for unavailable content in the background in this photo illustration on December 1, 2017. © 2017 Sipa v...

Estados Unidos: Tiroteo masivo en Uvalde, Texas

Africa provides a ‘home for hope’, despite new challenges: Guterres

On Africa Day, the world celebrates the diverse and dynamic continent’s “enormous promise and potential”, the UN chief said in an upbeat message to mark the day on Wednesday.

Oklahoma’s Bathroom Ban Will Endanger Transgender Children

Click to expand Image The state Capitol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, July 30, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Oklahoma’s legislature has passed a bill that would ban transgender students from using b...

FIFA Should Listen to Families of Qatar’s Migrant Workers

Mairul Khatun recalls panicking when she could not contact her husband, Mohammad Naddaf, a migrant worker in Qatar, for four days. A search team of friends and relatives found his body four days later...

Time is short for Sudan to resolve political crisis, Mission chief warns

Time is short for Sudan to reach a solution to its protracted political crisis, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, warning that if the impasse is not urge...

Zimbabwean peacekeeper wins UN gender advocate award

For the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced on Tuesday.

Tedros re-elected to lead the World Health Organization

The Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health age...

Court Ends Suspension of NGO in Uganda

Click to expand Image Nicholas Opiyo, human rights lawyer and founder of Chapter Four Uganda, holds the German Africa Award 2017 of the German Africa Foundation in Berlin, Germany, 23 November 23, 201...

Arabia Saudí: Debe pararse la ejecución inminente de dos bahreiníes condenados en un juicio lleno de irregularidades

Australia: Crucial Need for Ambitious Climate Action

Click to expand Image Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks next to newly appointed Foreign Minister Penny Wong during a press conference at Parliament House on May 23, 2022 in Canberra, Australia. ©...

AU: Focus on Root Causes of Conflict, Political Instability

Click to expand Image A government soldier walks past a group of villagers displaced by fighting in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region, February 3, 2020. © 2020 Olympia de Maismont/AFP via Getty Ima...

La pena de muerte en 2021: Aumentan los homicidios autorizados por el Estado en Irán y Arabia Saudí

Irán registra la cifra de ejecuciones más alta desde 2017 A pesar de la regresión, el total de ejecuciones de 2021 representa la segunda cifra más baja que ha registrado Amnistía Internacional desde a...

The US Is Falling Behind Other Democracies When It Comes to Abortion

Click to expand Image Activists celebrate the decriminalization of abortion, outside the Constitutional Court in Bogota, Colombia on February 21, 2022.  © 2022 Chepa Beltran / VWPics via AP Images Peo...

Afghans Call to #FreeHerFace

Click to expand Image TV anchor Nesar Nabil wears a face mask to protest the Taliban's new order that female presenters cover their faces, as he reads the news on TOLOnews, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May ...

Israel y Territorios Palestinos Ocupados: Stop al traslado del pueblo beduino palestino de Ras Jrabah en el Néguev/Naqab

Egipto: Levanten las restricciones del espacio cívico para garantizar el éxito de la COP27

Yemen: Las autoridades huzíes deben poner en libertad a cuatro periodistas condenados a muerte

Argelia: Campaña contra la creciente represión de los derechos humanos por el gobierno

#NotACrime: Campaña online pide a las autoridades argelinas que detengan su ataque contra el espacio de la sociedad civil y las libertades fundamentales

Bielorrusia: La nueva ley de pena de muerte es el ataque definitivo contra los derechos humanos

Irán: Médico irano-sueco tomado como rehén y en peligro de ser ejecutado como represalia

States urged to build on progress made since Global Refugee Forum

Increased responsibility sharing by governments is key to maintaining momentum in finding new approaches to global displacement, UNHCR's Grandi tells officials.

Forum seeks solutions for Africa's 36 million displaced

First-of-its-kind forum brings together business leaders, refugee change makers and the public sector in Rwanda to find solutions to forced displacement in Africa

Bandit attacks drive Nigerian villagers to flee to Niger

Killings, kidnapping and looting have driven 11,500 Nigerians to seek safety in Niger's Tahoua region in November.

Relief for asylum seekers offered a new life outside Libya

Survivors of violence among 93 vulnerable individuals on board first evacuation flight to Italy for two years as part of new emergency mechanism.

Football star Mo Salah drops in on an Egyptian school

Salah, an Ambassador for Instant Network Schools, pays surprise virtual visit to classroom at a school in his native Egypt.

Data reveals plight of Venezuelan refugees and migrants evicted in pandemic

After losing their incomes during COVID-19, Venezuelan refugees and migrants evicted from their homes are now at greater risk than ever, new data visualization shows.

No safe place to go for asylum-seekers snared in Libya dragnet

Desperate refugees and asylum-seekers in Tripoli in urgent need of assistance and protection amid security sweeps.

'My dream has finally come true!'

Sudanese student Raba Hakim fulfils a lifelong dream of going to university, thanks to a Mastercard Foundation scholarship.

'Political will' needed to safeguard 82.4 million displaced – UNHCR protection chief

'Urgent global collaboration' is required to put agreed protection principles into practice, Gillian Triggs tells high-level gathering.

2021 Nansen Refugee Award celebrates 'bravery and dedication' of Yemeni aid group

The Jeel Albena aid organization stayed on the ground during the worst of Yemen's six-year conflict to provide shelter and hope to thousands of internally displaced people.

Your right to stand for forests is under attack — again

If it seems like we’ve been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it’s because we have.Corporate bullies, helped by Donald Trump’s go-to law firm, have filed two massive lawsuits against Greenpeace in ...

Sponsoring climate change

It is that time again. Four years roll by and once more the greatest winter athletes in the world will come together to wow us on death-defying luge runs, courageous ski jumps or surprisingly mesmeris...

A tribute to Jon Castle

James (Jon) Castle - 7 December 1950 to 12 January 2018Over four decades Captain Jon Castle navigated Greenpeace ships by the twin stars of ‘right and wrong’, defending the environment and promoting p...

We don't just need electric cars, we need fewer cars

Ever since the first production car rolled off the assembly line more than 100 years ago, our love affair with automobiles has grown and grown. In countries like the UK, France, Italy and Germany ther...

Diving to the Antarctic sea floor is a scientist’s dream come true

Most people would be surprised about how many species of cold-water corals and amazing sponges you’d find on the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean. Even as the scientist who has identified three quarters ...

The Rise of the Penguins

Never have so many penguins been seen waddling in so many places.They were ice skating in Stockholm, tap dancing in London, trekking up the highest mountain in Turkey and marching on mass in central T...

Listening for Justice in Davos

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing” - Arundhati RoyI can hear her too. I have spent my working life trying to help others hear her. I wond...

Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weathe...

We can’t just recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis

Plastics are in the air. Not only literally. Everyone's talking about plastic pollution and the need to take action.You don’t need to be conducting a scientific research to see that plastic waste is i...

How do we make corporations more accountable?

Greenpeace is famous for campaigning against corporations.We made “Choke” out of Coca-Cola's logo to draw attention to the massive plastic pollution impact they have around the world. Polar bear hijac...