Category - united nations

  • October 23, 2017

    The Children's Rights Alliance for England says taking a human rights approach could help to tackle the growing problem of children experiencing homelessness.

  • October 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has launched a new briefing at the UN General Assembly, setting out measures to bring the use and transfer of armed drones in line with international human rights and humanitarian law.

  • October 20, 2017

    The United Nations migration agency and its partners are supporting Bangladesh in coordinating assistance for the influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, including with clean water and sanitation, shelter, food and psychosocial care for the most vulnerable.

  • October 19, 2017

    Following the recent UN condemnation of UK Government policy on the lives of disabled people as ‘a human catastrophe’, Disability Wales is hosting a national conference calling for full restoration of disabled people’s rights.

  • October 14, 2017

    One year since the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorist group, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator said hundreds of thousands of people are vulnerable and in need of assistance..

  • October 9, 2017

    Having seen first-hand the destruction wrought by the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the full mobilisation of the international community to support the people of the affected areas, while emphasising the need to accelerate climate action.

  • October 7, 2017

    It was announced yesterday that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons ..

  • October 2, 2017

    On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations has urged the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and called for integrated care to improve well being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to development.

  • September 27, 2017

    The only world that is safe from the use of nuclear weapons is a world that is completely free of them, Secretary-General António Guterres said yesterday as the United Nations marked the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

  • September 25, 2017

    Leaders from Pacific island nations addressing the United Nations General Assembly have urged Governments to implement the Paris Agreement, and contribute to fighting climate change and supporting sustainable development efforts.