International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action – UN

This year, International Women’s Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave women’s activism – from the #MeToo movement to #TimesUp and beyond – exposing the deep-seated oppression and discrimination, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to topple the remaining barriers to gender equality and empowerment.

International Women’s Day: The ‘time is now’ to transform global push for women’s rights into action – UN
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Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from being equal to men’s – UN report

Despite notable progress on closing gender gaps over the past 20 years, women have less access to jobs, are more likely to take low-quality employment, and face barriers to management positions, a United Nations labor report has found.

Women’s prospects at work still ‘a long way’ from being equal to men’s – UN report
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Stoking fear among followers is not clever politics but a recipe for self-destruction, warns UN rights chief

In a scathing address to the Human Rights Council, the top United Nations rights official on Wednesday warned political leaders who stoke fear and intolerance among their followers for the sake of their own ambitions are merely copying the behaviour of previous generations of once strong, but ultimately catastrophic, leaders and politicians.

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March 07, 2018 at 11:25AM
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Sea boundaries treaty by Australia and Timor-Leste ‘example to follow’ – UN chief

Australia and Timor-Leste on Tuesday signed a bilateral maritime boundaries treaty, which United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as a ground-breaking event that could inspire other countries to peacefully settle disputes through mediation.

Sea boundaries treaty by Australia and Timor-Leste ‘example to follow’ – UN chief
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March 07, 2018 at 09:57AM

‘It’s her turn,’ says UN agency, issuing global call to close critical gap in refugee girls’ education

By secondary-level education, refugee girls are only half as likely as their male peers to enrol in school – even though they make up half of the school-age refugee population, according to a new study released Wednesday by the United Nations refugee agency.

‘It’s her turn,’ says UN agency, issuing global call to close critical gap in refugee girls’ education
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Over half a billion ‘uncounted’ children live in countries unable to measure their development progress – UNICEF

Latest data on development progress for children reveals that more than half a billion live in countries where the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are “quickly falling out of reach,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday.

Over half a billion ‘uncounted’ children live in countries unable to measure their development progress – UNICEF
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Victims of Syrian conflict ‘denied any meaningful justice,’ says UN-mandated panel

The brutal conflict in Syria has not only claimed civilians as unintentional victims but has seen all warring parties deliberately target them with complete impunity employing unlawful methods of warfare, a new report by a United Nations-mandated inquiry on the war-ravaged country has said.

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March 06, 2018 at 03:07PM
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UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

Taking a stand against ongoing threats, harassment and murder of environmental defenders, the United Nations on Tuesday launched an initiative enlisting business communities to champion a clean and healthy environment.

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March 06, 2018 at 01:48PM
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‘No other conclusion,’ ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar continues – senior UN rights official

The “frenzied” scale of unspeakable violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar has shifted to a “lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation,” seemingly intended to drive the remaining Rohingyas from their homeland, a senior United Nations human rights official has warned.

‘No other conclusion,’ ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar continues – senior UN rights official
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‘No other conclusion,’ ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar continuing – senior UN rights official

The “frenzied” scale of unspeakable violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community in Myanmar has shifted to a “lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation,” seemingly intended to drive the remaining Rohingyas from their homeland, a senior United Nations human rights official has warned.

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March 06, 2018 at 11:33AM
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