Discriminatory detention of Muslim groups in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region may constitute crimes against humanity, says UN human rights office in new report. Beijing "firmly opposes" report release.
Myanmar military has deliberately targeted civilians, many of whom have been shot in the head, burned to death and arbitrarily arrested since February 1 coup, says a new UN human rights report.
A report due to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council is urging action against pollution that is causing widespread violations of the human right to a clean environment.
A United Nations report has said more than two-thirds of the killings were "extra-judicial killings committed by the de facto authorities or their affiliates."
The United Nations has warned that hunger across the Arab world has increased by 91.1 percent over the past two decades.
UN children's agency has urged governments in South Asia to reopen schools, warning that the consequences of interrupted learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic could last decades.
Taliban insurgents are searching for people who worked with US and NATO troops, according to a UN document. A senior Taliban official blames the raids on internal miscommunication.
Ethiopian soldiers arrested nine members of Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which led the region until being overthrown last year. The ongoing military campaign has left nearly 2.3 million people, or half of the population, in need of aid.
The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions said several countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea's past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturised nuclear devices.
The UN Commission of Inquiry for Syria noted the experience of children was "deeply gendered" and girls are “disproportionally affected” by sexual violence.
Despite committing grave violations, certain countries responsible for war crimes against children have been omitted from the UN Secretary-General’s new ‘list of shame’ report, Human Rights Watch says.
The study uses the word "risk" 561 times in a 740-page report but says changes in the way the world eats, buys things, gets its energy and handles its waste could help fix the problems.
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