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New UNHRC statement runs counter to western human rights concerns
Contradiction sometimes exists between people’s will and legal frameworks governing them, says Egypt’s permanent representative to the UN
Swiss-based Alkarama condemns Egyptian judiciary for failing to uphold “human rights” and “accountability”
The report released in preparation for Universal Periodic Review scheduled for October
Human Rights Watch report documents widespread rape, torture, murder and extortion against Eritrean refugees
The report focuses on the immense damage caused to children affected by the conflict, including “the accounts of children whose lives have been devastated by the three year old war, and highlights the profound traumas many have experienced”.
Ministry spokesman says security forces have acted with the “utmost restraint and in accordance with the law”
In a joint declaration, countries call for greater accountability, press freedom and “full civilian control over all branches of government”
The trilogy is the IPCC’s first great overview of the causes and effects of global warming, and options for dealing with it, since 2007.
Home to over 50,000 people, it was always considered a safe haven, even during decades of civil war with Sudan that ended in 2005 and led to the birth of South Sudan in 2011.
The two sides discuss peace talks in Palestine, Syria
Yarmuk camp was once home to some 150,000 Palestinians, as well as Syrian residents.
By André-Michel Essoungou Africa’s Sahel region faces many complex and interconnected challenges. Here are some of the major ones, and how the United Nations is assisting the region in finding solutions. The food crisis When the Sahel is in the news, it is often because millions of people are at risk of going hungry. …
Press secretary says US has strongly urged Egyptian government to drop charges against imprisoned journalists as international pressure mounts
Dar Al-Eftaa warns of the severity of extremist fatwas
Ban Ki-moon, others urge peace
The event will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh during the last quarter of 2014.
Rights groups worldwide condemn arrests at NGO
By Ban Ki-Moon Corruption suppresses economic growth by driving up costs, and undermines the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources. It breaches fundamental human rights, exacerbates poverty and increases inequality by diverting funds from health care, education and other essential services. The malignant effects of corruption are felt by billions of people everywhere. …
Music has always been regarded as a catalyst for social change. In this report for Africa Renewal, Dana Da Silva writes that African music is evolving in a way that it is becoming entertainment-oriented and less of a tool to mobilise against society’s ills.
Lawyers say court decision not clear but another hearing will take place withing the next week
The Saudi government rejected the seat one day after it was elected into the UN body
By Secretary General Ban Ki-moon There are few better ways to take the world’s pulse than through the unique convening power of the United Nations. Over the past two weeks, during the whirlwind of meetings and speeches that characterises the opening of the annual session of the General Assembly, I met with the leaders or …
Egypt’s permanent representative in the UN said Egypt took part in organising high level talks to discuss the issue
NGOs suggest nothing has changed in lack of socio-economic rights despite subsequent change in leadership
Secretary-General urges restraint ahead of 6 October protests
Talks in Geneva take place as the number of Syrian refugees has crossed the two million mark
Tunisia called for releasing Morsi to ease the political tension in Egypt
A Muslim Brotherhood statement calls on other countries to reject interim government as representative of Egypt
Foreign Minister clarifies Obama’s remarks on Egypt at UNGA