Month: November 2017

‘Failure to broker peace’ hinders solutions to displacement, UN refugee chief tells Security Council

The head of the United Nations refugee agency on Thursday urged global leaders to find political solutions to the world’s conflicts, if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people are ever to return home. “Securing solutions for the millions of people uprooted around the world, and avoiding a repeat of the massive outflows that have […]

‘Injustice against journalists costly for society,’ says UNESCO chief on International Day

Justice must be done for the murder of journalists, who perform important functions in taking forward fundamental freedoms and bolstering the strength of societies, a senior United Nations official said Thursday, marking the International Day to end impunity for crimes against them. “Justice is a cornerstone of a free society. It dissuades those who threaten freedom of […]

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

A 15-year-old-boy looks out of the UNICEF-supported National Foundation for Honduran Development, in Honduras. The Foundation supports children and young people in the area who are affected by gang violence. Photo: UNICEF/Amaya 1 November 2017 – About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, […]