30 August, 2013
New York, Aug 29 (RDI IBNS): Development, peace and security, and human rights are interdependent, mutually reinforcing dimensions of freedom, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday said at the historic Leiden University in the Netherlands urging world leaders to make sure no person is left behind.
25 August, 2013
New York, Aug 24 (RDI IBNS): Marking the anniversary of the first successful slave uprising in the Western hemisphere, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Friday that telling the story of the slave trade was a crucial way to pay tribute to the freedom fighters and "honour their contributions to the affirmation of human rights."
23 August, 2013
New York, Aug 22 (RDI IBNS): On a visit to Brazil, the United Nations humanitarian chief honoured Se'rgio Vieira de Mello, the esteemed Brazilian diplomat who was killed in 2003 while serving as the UN envoy for Iraq, and stressed the importance of protection of civilians and aid workers in conflict situations.
21 August, 2013
New York, Aug 20 (RDI IBNS): Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, of South Africa, took the oath of office Monday as the new head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women's rights and their full participation in global affairs.
21 August, 2013
New York, Aug 20 (RDI IBNS): The international community must step up efforts to protect civilians in armed conflict, and ensure that those responsible for war crimes are prosecuted, United Nations senior officials told the UN Security Council (UNSC) in a meeting that coincides with the World Humanitarian Day.
15 August, 2013
Bhopal, Aug 14 (RDI IBNS): On the eve of Independence Day, Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav refused to listen to the appeal made by the tribal people from Mahan for protection of their rights, environmental non-profit Greenpeace India said.
09 August, 2013
New York, Aug 8 (RDI IBNS): Ahead of the International Day of the World's Indigenous People, the United Nations human rights chief Wednesday urged States to do more to honour and strengthen their treaties with indigenous peoples, no matter how long ago they were signed.
08 August, 2013
Kolkata, Aug 7 (RDI IBNS): Centre For Lifelong Learning at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) on Wednesday said the organisation along with ten crore Indian senior citizens on the National Protest Fortnight Day on Aug 16 will demand the government's immediate attention and action to implement welfare policies and available legislation at state level for senior citizens in the country.
02 August, 2013
New York, Aug 1 (RDI IBNS): Violence against children often goes unseen, unheard and unreported the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Wednesday, launching a new initiative urging the international community to speak out more forcefully against the scourge, which leaves millions of girls and boys physically and emotionally scarred every year.
28 July, 2013
New York, July 27 (RDI IBNS): With consensual, same-sex conduct a criminal offence in more than one-third of the world's countries, the United Nations human rights office Friday launched its first global public education campaign to raise awareness and respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.
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