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Afghan authorities urged to address serious human rights challenges

NEW YORK: Afghanistan is at a crossroads and the de facto authorities, the Taliban, must pursue a path towards stability and freedom for all citizens, especially women, the UN independent expert on human rights there said in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday.

UN Syria Commission: ‘unconscionable to consider closing last border crossing’

New York: The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry said on Thursday that not extending current cross-border aid to Syria along the remaining route, would be a “failure of the highest order”. The warning to the Security Council comes as humanitarian needs throughout Syria are at their highest, since the start of the devastating 11-year war.

UN Rights Chief’s credibility at stake in China visit: HRW

Geneva: The upcoming visit to China by the United Nations high commissioner for human rights should highlight the need for justice for victims of violations and accountability for those responsible, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday.

Pakistan water crisis: Sindh human rights group to protest outside UN Office

Islamabad: Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM), a human rights group, has decided to demonstrate in front of the UN office in New York against the water shortage in Pakistan that has led to a tense standoff between the provinces of Punjab and Sindh, media reports said.

Afghan-Americans stage demonstration in front of UN, Times Square against Bilwal Bhutto's US visit

Kabul/New York: Afghan Americans staged a demonstration in front of the UN and Times Square on Wednesday against Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto's visit to the UN and the USA.

Sustainable Development Goals in peril due to overseas aid cuts: Guterres

New York: Recent deep cuts to overseas aid budgets by governments, will have “direct, negative impacts” on the ability of the world to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN chief warned on Friday.

New UN campaign aims to bring more young voices to halls of power

New York: To support young people’s political participation and amplify their voices in public life, the UN launched a campaign on Wednesday in collaboration with the Youth Envoy.

High-level UN conference debates precious commodity: Land

New York: The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), kicked-off on Monday, in the Ivorian "economic" capital.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns Kabul mosque attack

New Yok/UNI/Sputnik: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the attack on the Khalifa Sahib mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul that reportedly killed at least 10 people, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Farhan Haq said.

Russia strikes Ukraine's capital Kyiv as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits

Kyiv/IBNS: Russia once again attacked Kyiv with a heavy bombardment on Thursday evening as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting the Ukraine capital.

More than one disaster a day looming without action on risk reduction, UN warns

New York: Human activity and behaviour is contributing to an increasing number of disasters across the world, putting millions of lives in danger, together with a wide range of social and economic gains over recent decades, a new UN report published on Tuesday warns.

Security Council hears of ‘trust deficit’ in disputed Abyei region

New York: Although the overall security situation in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan has remained calm, the “trust deficit” between the two main communities continues to be a great concern, UN Peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the Security Council on Thursday.

UN humanitarian aid convoy reaches Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine

New York: An eight truck convoy of life-saving humanitarian aid provided by the UN and humanitarian partners reached Sievierodonetsk on Tuesday, in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region, where sustained and intense fighting is taking an enormous toll on civilians.

Sri Lanka: Mishandling of economic crisis triggers alarm over rights violations

New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Tuesday urged authorities in Sri Lanka to defuse tensions peacefully, after a state of emergency was declared in response to protests over the country’s deepening economic crisis.     

UN’s rights council adopts ‘fake news’ resolution, States urged to take tackle hate speech

At the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, Member States adopted a plan of action to tackle disinformation, at the request of Ukraine and with widespread – but not universal - support.