Tag: Human Rights Council

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities ... Read More

US quits UNESCO

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 1, 2019 17:20

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), citing "anti-Israel bias" persisting within the UN agency. The US decision took effect late Monday, ... Read More

Sexual Exploitation of Children through tourism: ECPAT has a message for the holidays

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2018 11:15

Revenge porn or sexual extortion are only some of the problem Japan has to deal with when protecting children. Bangkok based ECPAT International is actively working in Japan and 92 ... Read More

Six nations to make their debut on UN Human Rights Council

editor editor- May 21, 2011 06:05

Six countries that have never previously served on the United Nations Human Rights Council are among 15 new members of the Geneva-based body after a round of balloting among UN ... Read More

Libya suspended from UN Human Rights Council

editor editor- March 2, 2011 04:01

New York - The General Assembly today suspended Libyan membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council because of President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s violent repression of peaceful protesters deman Read More

UN Human Rights Council to hold special session on Libya

editor editor- February 24, 2011 03:03

The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today that it will hold a special session on Friday to discuss the situation in Libya, as calls continue to mount for an ... Read More

UN expert says no to intrusions of privacy in fight against terrorism

editor editor- January 21, 2010 07:21

A United Nations independent human rights expert on Tuesday countered the notion that counter-terrorism needs must always outweigh the right to privacy, calling for a new framework to ensure that ... Read More

UN: Food crisis not over

editor editor- March 13, 2009 12:41

A United Nations top official has said that despite falling food prices worldwide, the global food crisis has not ended, the top United Nations human rights official cautioned today, emphasizing ... Read More