Human Rights

Boosting women’s political participation vital for democracy, UN forum stresses

Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet

Condemning deadly attack near Burundian capital, Secretary-General calls for restraint

Women displaced by clashes around Kabezi, near the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, May 2008

Paris forum adopts draft UN action plan to improve safety of journalists

Participants at a United Nations forum that met in Paris have drafted an action plan to improve the safety of journalists and ensure that crimes committed against them do not go unpunished.

Los Angeles-area immigration consultants charged in asylum fraud scheme


Donor-Conceived Children Seek Missing Identities

Kathleen LaBounty, here with her daughter, Lexi, has been searching for her biological father.

Senior UN team heads to Haiti in wake of alleged sexual abuse by peacekeepers

MINUSTAH peacekeepers on patrol

KENYA: Dadaab - locals vs refugees

Dadaab near Kenya's border with Somalia

Australian Senator Stephen Conroy An Indigenous free-to-air television service

Australian the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy, today outlined the Government’s preferred approach for the establishment of an Indigenous free-to-air television service.

Over 200,000 could face catastrophe in Sudanese state as Government bars aid – UN

73,000 people have been displaced by the conflict in South Kordofan State

UN re-assesses security threats in wake of deadly attack in Nigerian capital

The United Nations will soon conduct a global threat review in the wake of the deadly attack against the UN compound in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, which has claimed the lives of at least 23 people, according to Government reports.