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US must reverse outrageous dismantling of National Monument

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:59 am | UN Human Rights Office

GENEVA (30 January 2018) – A US presidential order slashing the area of land in the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and paving the way for the extraction of natural resources is outrageous and should be reversed, a UN human rights expert ... More >>

Millions of children in crisis zones face 'bleak future'

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:56 am | UN News

30 January 2018 – Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare and unless the international community takes urgent action to protect and provide life-saving assistance to them, ... More >>

11 Members of Turkish Medical Association (TTB) Detained

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:53 am | Human Rights Association

11 members of the Turkish Medical Association’s (TTB) Central Council members including TTB President Prof. Dr. Raşit Tükel, Sezai Berber, Sinan Adıyaman, Selma Güngör, Şeyhmus Gökalp, Hande Arpat, Ayfer Horasan, Taner Gören, Funda Obuz, ... More >>

Finding hope in desperate situations

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:46 am | Tearfund

A Ugandan former-sponsored child who lost all hope then recovered it when a 15-year-old student sponsored him is visiting New Zealand on a speaking tour. More >>

UN determined to make Somalia famine resistant

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:58 am | United Nations

30 January 2018 – One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to collective and unprecedented humanitarian action, and on Tuesday, the country marked a turning point towards ending the cycle of recurring ... More >>

UN finds high levels of antibiotic resistance globally

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:07 pm | UN News

29 January 2018 – Antimicrobials have been a driver of unprecedented medical and societal advances, but their overuse has resulted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting new surveillance data on Monday ... More >>

UN Social Development Commission’s 2018 session focus

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:03 pm | UN News

29 January 2018 – Countries must accelerate inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development that will not leave behind vulnerable populations, such as women and youth, the United Nations deputy chief told the Commission for Social ... More >>

Youth leaders ready to ‘roll up sleeves’ at annual UN forum

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 1:10 pm | UN News

29 January 2018 – Not content to follow old-school rules to tackle problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, today’s youth – media savvy ‘Millennials’ and the ‘Born in the 90s’ cohort that can’t remember life without the Internet ... More >>

‘Enough is enough;’ says top UNICEF official in Syria

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 1:06 pm | UN News

26 January 2018 – With families in Syria’s besieged northern town of Afrin on the run or hiding in basements to escape intense shelling, the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) operations in the country has strongly denounced ... More >>

UN agencies Hunger continues to intensify in conflict zones

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 1:02 pm | Colour My Run New Zealand

29 January 2018 – Food insecurity – or lack of access to enough food – continues to worsen in places torn by conflict, United Nations agencies reported Monday, listing Yemen, South Sudan and Syria among the countries most affected by acute hunger. More >>

UN critical aid programmes for thousands in Ethiopia

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:57 am | United Nations

29 January 2018 – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations around the world – has allocated $10 million to help meet the life-saving needs of the most vulnerable ... More >>

Indonesia prone to cyber attacks up to the year 2025

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:15 am | Pacific Media Watch

JAKARTA ( Asia Pacific Report/Tempo/Pacific Media Watch ): Indonesia is predicted to be prone to cyber attacks from this year until 2025, says a media communication and technology consultant. More >>

‘Recolonising’ the Pacific would stir security backlash

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:11 am | Pacific Media Watch

ANALYSIS: By Michael Powles with Anna Powles WELLINGTON ( Asia Pacific Report/Dominion Post/Pacific Media Watch ): Australia’s recent Foreign Policy White Paper says that Australia’s approach in the region will focus on “helping to integrate Pacific ... More >>

UN critics join outrage at Duterte’s media attack on Rappler

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:01 am | Pacific Media Watch

Three United Nations special rapporteurs have added their voice to the global protests this week over the President Rodrigo Durterte government bureaucracy’s attack on the independent online news website Rappler and a free press in the Philippines. More >>

Employment Minister launches USP Orientation Week

Monday, 29 January 2018, 8:02 pm | University Of South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2018 Orientation Week was officially launched by the Honourable Jone Usamate, Fijian Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, at the Laucala Campus on 29 January 2018. The Orientation ... More >>

NZ Muslims Strongly Condemn the Terrorist Attack in Kabul

Monday, 29 January 2018, 5:03 pm | Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Inc. (FIANZ) and the Muslim community in New Zealand were shocked and saddened by the news of the latest terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. In this latest attack, more than 100 innocent civilian ... More >>

Coups, globalisation and Fiji’s reset of ‘democracy'

Monday, 29 January 2018, 4:40 pm | Pacific Media Watch

When Commodore (now rear admiral retired and an elected prime minister) Voreqe Bainimarama staged Fiji’s fourth “coup to end all coups” on 5 December 2006, it was widely misunderstood, misinterpreted and misrepresented by a legion of politicians, foreign ... More >>

Australian and US aircraft join search for Kiribati ferry

Monday, 29 January 2018, 4:22 pm | Maritime New Zealand

Aircraft from Australia and the US Coast Guard will join the search for the missing Kiribati ferry MV Butiraoi that had an estimated 50 people on-board. Rescue Coordination Centre NZ and the Royal New Zealand Air Force continue to assist the Rescue Coordination ... More >>

Bridging gap between relief and development work

Monday, 29 January 2018, 2:15 pm | United Nations

28 January 2018 – A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given fresh urgency to calls for the international community to work in a new ... More >>

Assassination in Kosovo: The Killing of Oliver Ivanović

Monday, 29 January 2018, 11:08 am | Binoy Kampmark

“I won’t even start with the old rule that when there’s a contract killing, it’s usually the killer who first offers their condolences.” Nenad Čanak, Radio Free Europe, Jan 22, 2018 More >>

Ski resort construction causing irreversible damage to Pirin

Monday, 29 January 2018, 9:52 am | WWF

Sofia, Bulgaria (29 January 2018) – Pirin National Park, one of Europe’s most important biodiversity hotspots, has suffered irreparable damage from the construction and expansion of Bansko ski resort, reveals a WWF report published today. The analysis ... More >>

Guterres lauds strong AU-UN partnership

Monday, 29 January 2018, 8:25 am | United Nations

28 January 2018 – Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ... More >>

NZDF Finds Survivors From Missing Kiribati Ferry

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has found seven survivors from a ferry with 50 people on board that was reported missing in Kiribati a week ago. More >>

DR Congo: UN chief condemns killing of blue helmet

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 2:54 pm | United Nations

DR Congo: UN chief condemns killing of 'blue helmet,' calls on armed groups to lay down weapons More >>

Fishing vessel on way to dinghy

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 2:50 pm | Maritime New Zealand

28 January 2018 (1.45pm) The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand says a fishing vessel has been diverted to pick up seven people found adrift in a dinghy this morning during the search for the missing Kiribati ferry. More >>

'Barbaric' terrorist attack in central Mali

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 11:29 am | United Nations

Security Council condemns 'barbaric' terrorist attack in central Mali that killed dozens on civilian bus More >>

Massive vehicle bomb attack in Kabul leaves scores dead

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 11:27 am | United Nations

27 January 2018 – Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations in Afghanistan have strongly condemned Saturday's massive vehicle bomb attack on a busy street near Government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, which reportedly left ... More >>

UN envoy for Syria to attend Russia-sponsored talks

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 11:25 am | United Nations

27 January 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will send his Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to Sochi next week to attend the Russia-sponsored Congress of the Syrian National Dialogue, talks reportedly on a ... More >>

Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental

Sunday, 28 January 2018, 11:23 am | United Nations

In Addis Ababa, Guterres says partnership with African Union is fundamental to work of the UN More >>

INDIA: Hunger used to be the biggest humiliation

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:01 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation, like most of his predecessors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, took note of persistence of hunger and malnutrition in the country, even more so among the children. He did note that though the republic ... More >>

Ferry search resumes at daylight

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 10:36 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand has provided a detailed search area for the P3 Orion crew and local personnel, who will resume searching for the missing Kiribati ferry at daylight. More >>

PNG: Sick asylum-seeker restrained and force-fed

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:47 pm | Amnesty International

Responding to news that an asylum-seeker being treated at a hospital in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), for a serious medical condition, has been restrained for three days and is being force-fed by hospital staff after he went on hunger strike ... More >>

ASEAN Tourism Ministers Stir the Pot for Gastro Tourism

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:45 pm | ASEAN

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND – The ASEAN Tourism Forum ended on a high 26 January, with ASEAN tourism ministers itemising a list of achievements for the region’s robust travel and tourism sector. Lauding the completion of a strong VisitASEAN@50 campaign ... More >>

UH Talanoa Dialogue, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:26 pm | UNFCCC

UN Opens Talanoa Dialogue Portal, Aiming for Higher Climate Ambition More >>

Pyeongchang: Appeals for nations to honour ‘Olympic Truce’

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:18 pm | United Nations

26 January 2018 – Ahead of next month’s Olympics and Paralympics in the Republic of Korea (ROK), United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák on Friday appealed to all UN Member States to observe the historic 'Olympic Truce' during the ... More >>

Venezuela: Economic woes worsening malnutrition

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:15 pm | United Nations

Shoppers wait in line for five hours to buy a ration of bread from a small bakery in Cumaná, Venezuela. Photo: Meridith Kohut/IRIN More >>

Overcrowded boat capsizes off Yemen coast, 30 drowned

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:13 pm | United Nations

Somali refugees wait on Yemen's Red Sea coast for transport to Aden. Photo: UNHCR/R. Nuri More >>

Syria: World cannot become numb to killing of children

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:10 pm | United Nations

‘Enough is enough;’ world cannot become numb to killing of children, says top UNICEF official in Syria More >>

Davos: Role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:07 pm | United Nations

26 January 2018 – With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's ... More >>

Fears for Two-Week Old Refugee Baby on Nauru

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 12:03 pm | Refugee Action Coalition

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE FEARS FOR TWO-WEEK OLD REFUGEE BABY ON NAURU There are serious concerns for the welfare of a two-week baby boy on Nauru. More >>

Egypt must halt executions, say UN human rights experts

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:50 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (26 January 2018) – A group of UN human rights experts* has called on Egypt to halt all pending executions following repeated allegations of unfair trials. More >>

Holocaust remembrance and education: A shared responsibility

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:49 am | UNHCHR

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 27 January 2018 More >>

Fiji: Government Steps Up Anti-union Repression

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:47 am | ITUC

Brussels, 26 January 2018 (ITUC Online): The ITUC has called on the Fiji government to cease their harassment of Fiji Trade Union Congress General Secretary Felix Anthony. In repeated interrogations police have accused him of 'sabotaging the economy', a ... More >>

Davos: WTO - Match words of support for the WTO with deeds

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:44 am | World Trade Organisation

Davos: DG Azevêdo calls on members to match words of support for the WTO with deeds More >>

RCCNZ assists search for Kiribati ferry

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:37 am | Maritime New Zealand

27 January 2018 (8.30am) The Rescue Coordination Centre of New Zealand is assisting the Fiji rescue services in searching for an inter-island ferry overdue in Kiribati with an estimated 50 on-board. More >>

Fiji: There Must Be No Impunity for Sexual Offences

Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:51 pm | Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights

NGO Coalition on Human Rights Towards a Fiji that respects and protects human rights 26/01/18 There Must Be No Impunity for Sexual Offences The Fiji NGO Coalition on Human Rights condemns all acts of sexual offences and welcomes the launching of a ... More >>

Kiribati SDG Report Preparation for HLPF 2018 Underway

Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:41 pm | PIANGO

(Tarawa, Kiribati) -----Kiribati’s preparation of its SDG Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July should be commended says the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs. PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga ... More >>

Time to show leadership to resolve conflict

Friday, 26 January 2018, 2:15 pm | United Nations

25 January 2018 – The United Nations, the Security Council and the wider international community all have fallen into a pattern of “managing, rather than resolving” the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the UN envoy on the Middle East peace process warned ... More >>

Lula Conviction Further Undermines Democracy, Rule of Law

Friday, 26 January 2018, 1:30 pm | International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, 25 January 2018 (ITUC OnLine): Trust in the rule of law in Brazil suffered a severe blow on Wednesday as an appeal court failed to provide former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva with a fair trial. The court ignored all evidence of Lula´s ... More >>

South Africa: rhino poaching in 2017 almost matches 2016

Friday, 26 January 2018, 1:29 pm | Traffic International

Johannesburg, South Africa, 25th January 2018 —South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2017 as 1028 animals: a tiny decrease on last year’s 1054. More >>

Yemen: UN welcomes Saudi-led coalition easing aid access

Friday, 26 January 2018, 12:15 pm | UN News

25 January 2018 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed news that five tankers carrying 180,000 litres of fuel reached Yemen’s northern province of Marib on Wednesday as part of the Saudi-led coalition’s wider plan ... More >>

Largest ever yellow fever vaccination campaign in Nigeria

Friday, 26 January 2018, 11:03 am | United Nations

25 January 2018 – The Nigerian Government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, aiming to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year. More >>

West Papua 2017 Year in Review

Friday, 26 January 2018, 10:56 am | Australian West Papua Association

This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papua during 2017. It is by no means exhaustive. In the report AWPA uses the name “West Papua” to refer to the whole of the western half of the Island of ... More >>

Time to end leprosy stigma, says new UN human rights expert

Friday, 26 January 2018, 9:34 am | United Nations

GENEVA (25 January 2018) – People affected by leprosy continue to suffer discrimination and lack of access to medical care, a newly appointed UN human rights expert specialising in the disease has warned, citing latest statistics that show over 200,000 new cases ... More >>

Alarm at effort to shut down independent media outlet

Friday, 26 January 2018, 9:30 am | United Nations

UN experts express serious alarm at effort to shut down independent media outlet in the Philippines More >>

Death sentence of Bahá’í follower in Yemen must be quashed

Friday, 26 January 2018, 9:28 am | United Nations

GENEVA (25 January 2018) – UN human rights experts* have urged the de facto authorities in Sana’a to annul a death sentence handed down against a follower of the Baha’i faith, reiterating calls for an immediate end to persecution of the community in ... More >>

Safety of Rohingya children must be guaranteed before return

Friday, 26 January 2018, 9:26 am | United Nations

25 January 2018 – Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be returned from Bangladesh, a senior official of the United Nations children's agency has said. More >>

Libya: UN relief wing and partners seek $313 million

Friday, 26 January 2018, 8:57 am | United Nations

Libya: UN relief wing and partners seek $313 million to assist hundreds of thousands of people More >>

DR Congo is home to one of world’s worst displacement crises

Friday, 26 January 2018, 8:54 am | United Nations

25 January 2018 – More than 800,000 children have been forced from their homes by violence and armed clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in what the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls “one of the world’s ... More >>

Afghanistan: Attack on Save the Children Compound

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 6:26 pm | Save The Children

It is with profound sadness that we can confirm three Save the Children staff members were killed earlier today in an attack on our office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. All other staff have been safely rescued from the office. Four were injured in the attack ... More >>

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