Month: July 2024

UN experts condemn sentencing of journalists in Russia

© The Wall Street Journal | Evan Gershkovich, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Independent UN human rights experts said in a statement on Tuesday that the recent prison sentencing of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and Radio Liberty journalist Alsu Kurmasheva send a “threatening message” to all journalists.   On Friday, Mr. Gershkovich was handed a 16-year prison sentence on […]

‘Off-the-charts awe inspiring’ Refugee Paralympic Team heading to Paris

© IPC | Guillaume Junior Atangana, a Cameroonian vision-impaired sprinter, and his guide Donard Ndim Nyamjua, are competing at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. ORIGINAL ARTICLE Eight athletes and one guide runner are set to compete in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games as the largest-ever Refugee Paralympic Team, the International Paralympic Committee announced on […]

UN deputy chief demands bold policies, innovative solutions for SDGs

UN Photo/Loey Felipe | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the opening of the High-level Political Forum 2024. By Vibhu Mishra The international community must urgently summon the commitment and investments needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the 2030 deadline, the UN Deputy Secretary-General stressed on Monday. Addressing the opening of the 2024 High-level […]

Explainer: What’s a dignity kit?

UNICEF/Prashanth Vishwanatha | A teacher in India leads an awareness class about menstrual and general hygiene to her students. (file) Every month, nearly two billion women and girls menstruate, but during times of war and climate disasters, from the conflict in Gaza to the devastation caused by Cyclone Remal in Asia, UN humanitarian teams rush to serve […]