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UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. The resolution, based on a similar text adopted last…

UN denounces escalating restrictions on women in Afghanistan by Taliban regime

The Taliban have decreed the compulsory wearing of the burqa in public places for all women and girls in Afghanistan and that all women working with the administration who do not wear the garment will be dismissed. This is in…

Jeremy Corbyn: Now, Let Us Talk Peace

With Russian shells raining down on Ukrainian cities, an uneasy ceasefire in Yemen, the attack on Palestinians at prayer in Jerusalem and many other conflicts around the world, it might seem to some to be inappropriate to talk about peace.…

At UN Climate Summit, It’s People Power vs. Fossil Fuel Dinosaurs

The United Nations climate summit known as COP26 has convened in Glasgow, Scotland after being delayed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COP is a proceeding of the UNFCCC–the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. But the United…

Prioritising health 01- It’s not about handouts…

“Putting everything into the function of health and education, the extremely complex economic and technological problems of today’s society will have the right framework for their treatment. It seems to us that proceeding in the opposite way will not lead…

UN debates on women’s participation and leadership

The UN debates on the participation of women in public life and in decision-making at different levels in the 65 period of sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to run until March 26th. The importance of…

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officials said on International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, observed…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Jim Murphy Israel is excluding 4.5 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza from its COVID vaccination efforts; civilians in Tigray, Ethiopia, have faced massive restrictions on food access for more than two months; President Biden reverses the odious…

UN denounces Kabul attack targeting Afghan Vice President

The United Nations has strongly condemned the attack, on Wednesday, in Kabul, targeting the official convoy of Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh. The Vice President survived the attack but dozens of civilian casualties – mostly bystanders – were reported…

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

The United Nations is working closely with the authorities in Lebanon to support ongoing response in the aftermath of the massive deadly explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, destroying large swathes of the capital. More than 130 people were killed…

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