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Palestinian Bedouin community faces demolition after Israeli court ruling, warns UN rights office

A Palestinian Bedouin community is under threat from a demolition order within days, to make way for Israeli settlement expansion, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, warned on Tuesday. Spokesperson Liz Throssell said that the imminent destruction of buildings used by Khan al Ahmar al Helu residents comes after the Israeli High Court ruled against any […]

‘We must fight terrorism together’ without sacrificing legal and human rights, declares UN chief

With new solutions proposed, and new partnerships established, the United Nations Secretary-Generaltold delegates from Member States attending the first ever High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism, that he was committed to meeting the challenge of “keeping your citizens safe”. “We must fight terrorism together, with methods that do not compromise the rule of law and human rights,” said […]

Latest tragedy in the Mediterranean claims over 100 lives – UN refugee agency

Expressing “deep sadness” over the deaths of more than 100 refugees and migrants when their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations refugee agency has called for greater international efforts to avoid further tragedies. “[We are] concerned about the increasing number of people dying on the central Mediterranean route and [are] calling for […]

Promoting decent work ‘daily challenge’ in fragile countries, UN Labour Summit told

The Central African Republic (CAR) has called on the United Nations labour agency to provide special assistance to the conflict-torn nation and make it a “pilot-country” for the implementation of a programme to build peace and resilience through job creation. “Creating income- and wealth-generating jobs is essential in order to consolidate peace and reinforce resilience” […]

DPRK should release political prisoners ahead of summit with US – UN expert

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should begin to release political prisoners ahead of denuclearization talks with the United States and engage with the United Nations on human rights, a UN expert on the country said on Thursday. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, made his […]