Category: Human Rights

Guterres opens Global Disability Summit with inclusivity call

© UNOCHA/Maxime NamaDisabled girls play basketball in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.    16 February 2022Human Rights The Global Disability Summit began on Wednesday in Oslo, where UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged all countries to do more to put people living with disabilities “front and centre” of their post-COVID recovery plans. In opening comments to the meeting – […]

Governments urged to protect poor against modern slavery, step up development financing

© UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi A Nigerian girl, pregnant with twins after being forced into prostitution following her arrival in Italy via the Mediterranean Sea route from Libya, stands in a home run by an Italian NGO where she is being sheltered in Asti, Piedmont region, Italy. (2017)   Unless governments act now, millions of the world’s most vulnerable people […]

Fresh war crimes fears highlighted in new Yemen report

YPN for UNOCHAA mother holds her child in the Al Dhale’e Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Yemen.   The war in Yemen continues to ravage the country and its people, senior UN-appointed rights investigators said on Wednesday, in a call for an international probe into suspected war crimes, and sanctions against the perpetrators.   “Yemen […]

UN agency for Palestinian refugees launches $95 million appeal to keep COVID at bay

UNRWA/Louise Wateridge A health worker provides COVID-19 information to a patient visiting the Jerusalem Health Center.     The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a health and socio-economic emergency across the occupied Palestinian territory, the UN agency for the region warned on Friday, noting a swell of coronavirus cases in recent weeks.  The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA), said that it requires some $95 million to cover the emergency needs of 5.6 million […]