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 UN News: A girl plays in Al-Jufaina camp for displaced people in Marib, Yemen.
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United Nations: urgent funding appeal for Yemen

UN agencies and numerous aid partners emphasized the need for ongoing support for humanitarian efforts in Yemen. After nine years of conflict, over half the population—18.2 million people, ...

Last update 30 May 2024
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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: the new Law on Foreign Influence in Georgia affects freedom of expression and association

In Georgia, a new Law on Transparency of Foreign Influence has been adopted. The law on foreign agents' influence requires media, NGOs and non-profit organizations to declare that they are pursuing ...

Last update 30 May 2024
Women from the Brazilian delegation attend an indigenous event during the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in December 2023.
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UNGA: Transform landmark Indigenous rights declaration into reality

The President of the General Assembly highlighted the persistent gaps between commitments and realities concerning Indigenous peoples, despite efforts to improve their wellbeing and participation at ...

Last update 21 May 2024
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United Nations: "Anatomy of a genocide", Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Francesca Albanese (2024)

On March 2024, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Francesca Albanese, presented her report "Anatomy of a Genocide" at the ...

Last update 27 Apr 2024
Detail of a class of South American children while they work.
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UNESCO: urgent need for new teachers worldwide

UNESCO published a new report in which it addresses the issue of teacher shortages worldwide.  Sustainable Development Goal 4 brings forward the aim to reach inclusive, equitable and quality ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024
un News: Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, was among the human rights experts who issued the statement
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United Nations: Rights experts call for probe into alleged violations against Palestinian women and girls

According to the latest statements from United Nations special rapporteurs Reem Alsalem and Francesca Albanese, numerous human rights violations against Palestinian women and girls have been ...

Last update 12 Mar 2024
UN News: A mother-of-nine, who is suffering from malnutrition herself, cooks a meal for her children in an IDP camp in Aden, Yemen.
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Yemen: Recent progress overshadowed by fallout from attacks on Gaza, UN envoy reports

The UN Special Envoy on Yemen, Hans Grundberg, highlighted the deepening complexity of the Yemen crisis amid reverberations from the Gaza attacks and Red Sea escalation. Despite ongoing mediation ...

Last update 6 Mar 2024
People watch a building on fire following a missile attack in Ukraine.
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United Nations: escalating toll as third year of war in Ukraine looms

The UN's Political and Peacebuilding Affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, briefed the Security Council, stating that as the war in Ukraine approaches its third year, the damage to the country and global ...

Last update 29 Feb 2024
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the General Assembly on the work of the Organization and his priorities for 2024
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“Peace is the UN's raison d’être”: Guterres’ call for action and his priorities for 2024

“Peace is our raison d’être. Yet, as I scan the landscape of today’s world, the one thing missing most dramatically is peace”. The UN Chief Antonio Guterres addressed ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
Alice Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on Genocide, briefs reporters ahead of International Day of Countering Hate Speech (18 June)
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The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide’s statement on the war in the Middle East

On 9 February 2024, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide released a statement on the horrifying continuous situation in the Middle East.  As the war in ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
An activist holds anti-death penalty signs outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
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United Nations: Volker Türk voices regret over first ever execution by nitrogen suffocation

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk expressed profound regret over the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith in Alabama, marking the first-ever use of nitrogen asphyxiation for capital punishment in ...

Last update 18 Feb 2024
A UN Security Council session. The participants are seated around a circular table, in the center of which is positioned another, rectangular table.
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United Nations: The UN Security Council needs a reform to end its “paralysis”

In this moment of continuous war and violence worldwide, the UN Security Council is unable to take decisions and act accordingly. “The UN seems paralyzed” as Dennis Francis, the ...

Last update 18 Jan 2024
The Security Council adopts resolution 2712 (2023) calling for urgent and extended humanitarian pauses and corridors throughout the Gaza Strip for a sufficient number of days to enable, consistent with international humanitarian law, the full, rapid, safe
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United Nations: Resolution 2712 (2023) adopted by the Security Council at its 9479th meeting, on 15 November 2023

The Security Council has recently adopted the Resolution 2712, which highlights the deep concern of the Security Council regarding the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and its serious impact ...

Last update 24 Nov 2023
Families flee their shattered neighbourhood, Tal al-Hawa, to seek refuge in the southern Gaza strip.
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"Gaza is running out of time" UN experts demand ceasefire to avert genocide

"Gaza is running out of time," UN experts warn, calling for a cease-fire to prevent genocide of Palestinians, following Gaza's repeated attacks by the Israeli military, prompting urgent calls for ...

Last update 8 Nov 2023
The remains’ after President Habyarimana’s plane crash on 6 April 1994, which initiated the Tutsi extermination and the Rwandan genocide.

The United Nations and the Rwandan genocide

Martina Barbisotti holds a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance from the University of Padova. She is now attending an Interdisciplinary Master’s in ...

Last update 26 Mar 2024