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Human rights violations against women, girls in Afghanistan leaves Antonio Guterres deeply concerned

New Delhi: UN Secretary of State Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed concern over the accounts of human rights violations against women and girls of Afghanistan 'who fear a return to the darkest days'.

Dissident Pakistani exiles in UK may be 'targeted': Reports

Islamabad/London: Pakistani exiles, who are currently living in London and had once criticised the powerful military of the country, are now facing warnings that they might be targeted.

Civilians in southern Syria ‘under siege’ – UN human rights chief

New York: The top UN rights official once more sounded the alarm on Thursday over the plight of civilians in Syria, as intense fighting and indiscriminate shelling by Government forces and armed opposition groups paralyze neighbourhoods in and around the southern city of Daraa.

New UN report reveals impact of COVID on human trafficking

New York: A new study released on Thursday by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) illustrates the devastating impact of COVID-19 on victims and survivors of human trafficking and highlights the increased targeting and exploitation of children during the course of the pandemic.

Belarus: ‘Full-scale assault’ ongoing against civil society amid massive human rights violations

New York: Belarus has witnessed an unprecedented human rights crisis over the past year, the independent expert appointed to monitor the country said on Monday, calling on authorities to immediately end their policy of repression and fully respect the legitimate aspirations of their people.

Governments must protect those who help torture victims, say human rights experts

New York: Top UN rights experts appealed on Thursday for all governments to ensure that victims of torture receive the rehabilitation services they need, along with guarantees that those who help them do not suffer reprisals.

Thousands on the move after brutal attacks in northern Mozambique, UN office reports

New York: Thousands of people in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado are on the move in search of safety, as the security situation remains volatile, after last week’s brutal attacks by armed groups in Palma district, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Countries lack commitment to banning torture, rights expert charges

New York: Governments have demonstrated a lack of credible commitment to banning torture and other cruel treatment, according to an independent expert mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor the issue globally.

Iran: Human rights experts condemn execution of Baloch minority prisoner

New York: United Nations independent human rights experts on Thursday, condemned the hanging of a prisoner from the Baloch minority in Iran, voicing fear that a “disturbing” recent increase in executions of community members “will continue”.

Activists feel Pakistan govt denying basic human rights to people of PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan

New Delhi: Human rights activists have claimed that people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) are living like slaves and are even denied all forms of human rights.

25,000 refugees in unsettled Tigray region receive urgent UN food supplies

New York: Some 25,000 Eritrean refugees, sheltering in two camps in the unsettled Tigray region of Ethiopia, have received desperately needed food aid for the first time since mid-October.

Human rights must be ‘front and centre’ of COVID-19 response: Secretary-General

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for human rights to be put “front and centre” of COVID-19 response and recovery globally in order to achieve a better future for people everywhere.  

UN human rights office worried by killings in Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua

New York: Violence is escalating in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, where meaningful and inclusive dialogue is urgently needed to address longstanding economic, social and political grievances, the UN human rights office said on Monday. 

UN agencies uphold human rights considerations in COVID-19 data collection

New York: The United Nations and 15 of its agencies have underlined their support for data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic which respects the right to privacy and promotes development.