Two years after coup, Myanmar faces profound ‘regression’ – UN rights office Jeremy Laurence, spokesperson, OHCHR, and James Rodehaver, chief of Myanmar Team, OHCHR (speaking from Bangkok).
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed on Tuesday for $1.6 billion to fund core operations this year, as the people it helps face hitting “rock bottom”.
UN aid coordination office OCHA called on Tuesday for sustained and long-term funding for the troubled Lake Chad region, warning that 1 million people now need humanitarian aid there. The appeal came during the Third High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region.
First UN Humanitarian Convoy Reaches Areas Close to Soledar in Eastern Ukraine
The World Food Program (WFP) and government of Madagascar work together to transform vulnerable rural communities with a sustainable and empowering climate resilience project.
Reported expulsions from the US have left families with young children disorientated and forced to stay in overcrowded shelters in Mexico, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.
The steep increase in the number of Rohingya refugees risking their lives to cross the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal last year is a reflection of their growing desperation, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
At the bi-weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Liz Throssell, Spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office, made the following comments on Indonesia.
At the bi-weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Liz Throssell, Spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office, made the following comments about the long-awaited trial of human rights defenders in Greece which began this week in Lesvos. The 24 defendants are being prosecuted for their role in helping to rescue migrants in distress at sea.
Press stakeout in relation with the International Conference on Climate-Resilient Pakistan
UN-led efforts to encourage the international community to stand with Pakistan after deadly floods last summer continued on Monday in Geneva, where Secretary-General António Guterres urged radical reform of the global financial system, in favour of developing countries.
An additional nine million people risk being pushed into poverty on top of the 33 million affected by last summer’s devastating floods in Pakistan, the UN development agency, UNDP said ahead of Monday’s International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk made the following statement on the Human Rights situation in Ukraine at the UN Human Rights Council today.
At a news conference in Geneva on the eve of Human Rights Day 2022 on 10 December, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said his Office was launching a year-long campaign to mark 75 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. Türk, who this week visited Ukraine, said this miraculous, transformative text is as relevant today as when it was written.
Tens of thousands of people have sought shelter in recent weeks at Kenya’s Dadaab camps, forced from their homes by chronic violence in Somalia and “unrelenting” drought, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.
Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, HIV activist and Unitaid board member Maureen Murenga shared powerful personal testimony to encourage more urgency in the fight against AIDS.
UN human rights chief Volker Türk called on Thursday for an independent investigation into ongoing deadly violence against protesters in Iran, where security forces have used “live ammunition, birdshot and other metal pellets, teargas and batons”, he told the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
UN Human Rights briefing spokesperson Jeremy Laurence on Iran
Executions for drug-related offences have resumed in Saudi Arabia, UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Liz Throssell told the biweekly press briefing in Geneva.
A “breakthrough” has been reached on the distribution of hundreds of thousands of Russian-made fertiliser blocked in European ports that are vital to avoid a global food crisis next year, a senior United Nations official said on Friday.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which had been due to expire on Saturday.
Amid a looming food-security crisis linked to Sri Lanka’s cost-of-living crunch, the country’s most vulnerable breadwinners wonder how much longer they can cope, as the Government battles the nation’s worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.
One million desperately vulnerable people in northern Mozambique could see their life-saving support cut, unless funding can be found to help them, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. “WFP is delivering food assistance to one million people affected by the conflict in northern