Tag Archives: United Nations

  • One in 10 girls raped or sexually abused worldwide: UN

    One in 10 girls around the world have been forced to have intercourse or take part in other sexual acts, with rates higher in sub-Saharan Africa than other regions, according to the UN. ...

  • Israel kills militants entering from Gaza, death toll tops 500

    Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500. ...

  • More than 50 million displaced worldwide, UN says

    More than 50 million people were forcibly uprooted worldwide at the end of last year, the highest level since after World War Two, as people fled crises from Syria to South Sudan. ...

  • TWA urges UN team visiting China to speak about Tibetan women

    The Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) urged the United Nations experts team for discrimination against women now visiting China to pay special attention to the status of Tibetan women in Tibet. ...

  • China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia elected to UN Human Rights Council

    China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday won three-year seats on the Geneva-based Human Rights Council, the United Nations' top rights body, despite concerns about abuses on freedoms in all four nations. ...

  • UN climate panel warns of rising temperatures

    A UN panel said Friday it was more certain than ever that humans were the cause of global warming and predicted temperatures would rise another 0.3 to 4.8 degrees Celsius this century. ...

  • Malala Yousafzai, shot by Taliban, addresses UN

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year for demanding education for girls, marked her 16th birthday with a passionate speech at the United Nations on Friday. ...

  • Syria death toll more than 93,000: UN

    More than 93,000 people, including over 6,500 children, have been killed in Syria's civil war, which has grown increasingly deadly over the past year, a United Nations study said on Thursday. ...

  • US and Turkey demand Assad step down

    Amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war, US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Bashar al-Assad must step down. ...

  • UN approves first global arms trade treaty

    The 193-nation UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the first-ever treaty on global arms trade that seeks to regulate the $70 billion international business. ...