Human Rights

‘A trusted voice’ for social justice: Guterres celebrates 100 years of the International Labour Organization

ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses guests at a luncheon for ILO's 100 year anniversary., by...

Greece in Denial About Police Detention of Lone Kids

Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek...

Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers

Lawyers march in Istanbul on January 24, 2019 Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The banner reads: “To...

UN Security Council: Support Venezuela Emergency Declaration

A severely malnourished Venezuelan lies in a hospital bed in Cúcuta, Colombia. July...

UK: Court Hears Challenge to Saudi Arms Sales

Remnant of a UK-produced missile found at the location of an air strike at Radfan Ceramics Factory, west of Sanaa...

US: Don’t Green Light Egypt’s Repression

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the...

Sudan: Protesters Killed, Injured

Protesters rally in front of the military headquarters in the...

25 years on from Rwandan genocide, UN Chief warns of ‘dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance’

In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.

‘Health is a right, not a privilege’ says WHO chief on World Health Day

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has marked World Health Day, which falls on Sunday, with a reiteration of the UN’s stance on health: that it is a fundamental human right, not a privilege.

Myanmar military target civilians in deadly helicopter attack, UN rights office issues war crimes warning

On 24 July 2018, a child at home in the Taung Paw Camp in Rakhine State in Myanmar.