Equality in engineering crucial to achieving sustainable development: UN-backed report |

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The study highlights currently insufficient engineering capacities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the internationally agreed blueprint for a peaceful and prosperous...

Nigeria: Traumatized abducted schoolchildren need urgent rehabilitation, say independent rights experts  |

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In an alert issued on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council’s 46th session in Geneva, more than a dozen UN-appointed independent experts said that without assistance, victims who have been released were “at (an) increased risk of exploitation, trafficking, sexual...

Protect forests, support forest communities, Guterres urges, marking World Wildlife Day...

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“In so doing, we will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for people, planet and prosperity”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in...

FROM THE FIELD: Taming the illegal wildlife trafficking trade |

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  A stockpile of pangolin scales seized by government officials in Cameroon., by TRAFFIC/Andrew Walmsley UN agencies are heavily involved in ramped-up efforts to curb...

Rights experts condemn ongoing demolition of Palestinian Bedouin village |

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Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, and Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Special Rapporteur on adequate housing,...

UN human rights experts alarmed by rise in use of lèse-majesté...

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The lèse-majesté provision of Thailand’s criminal code prohibits defaming, insulting or threatening the royal family, and carries severe punishments for those found guilty. 🇹🇭 UN...

Rapid scale up crucial to meet humanitarian needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray:...

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Since the onset of the crisis, almost 1.7 million people of the region have been provided with emergency food rations through joint efforts, according...

US decision will provide ‘profound relief’ to millions in war-torn Yemen:...

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In a note to correspondents, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, welcomed the announcement, which was made by the US administration on...

India: UN rights office urges ‘maximum restraint’ in ongoing protests

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In a Tweet on Friday, OHCHR also highlighted the need for equitable solutions with due respect for human rights.  #India: We call on the...

FROM THE FIELD: Sharing migration stories across generations in Central America

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Two migrants, one young and one old, have been sharing their experiences of migrating to a small town in Costa Rica in Central...

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