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Thailand Urged to Loosen Restrictions Around Monarchy Defamation Law

New York, N.Y. As a student activist awaits trial in detention for posting a news article about the new monarchy on social media, an independent United Nations expert today called on Thai authorities to stop using royal defamation laws to stifle free speech. Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom […]

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International Peace and Security

New York, N.Y. By maintaining international peace and security, the UN makes all its work more effective, because by keeping the peace, the Organization can focus on solving global issues, instead of resolving conflicts.  Unfortunately, recent peace and security challenges in areas where the Organization has a limited presence have tested its ability to maintain […]

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Myanmar: UN Warns of ‘Spiral of Violence’ in Rakhine State

New York,N.Y. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed alarm over reports of serious rights violations in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state that cite allegations of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and sexual violence, and a renewed spike in hate speech – including on social media.         […]

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Ambassador Liam Neeson Praises Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan

New York, N.Y.  Film star Liam Neeson has said that he was impressed by the strength and spark of the Syrian children after visiting the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan as part of his advocacy work as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador. “Every person has a story of loss and of witnessing […]

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U.N. Allocates $12 Million in Humanitarian Funding

New York, N.Y – A senior United Nations relief official today announced the release of $12 million from the Humanitarian Fund in Central African Republic (CAR) for 26 projects for national and international non-governmental organizations and UN agencies in the sub-Saharan country. Hajara, 19, and her children await their first hot meal in over two […]

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Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

  New York, N.Y. With the military offensive still unfolding in Mosul, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are rushing to provide shelter, drinking water, and sanitation services for displaced families and children. Internally displaced persons flee to Debaga camp in Erbil Governorate, northern Iraq, […]

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People In Madagascar ‘Living On The Brink,’ U.N. Efforts On Food Crisis

New York. N.Y.  Following a report that more than half of the population in southern Madagascar – 840,000 people – is experiencing alarming rates of food insecurity, United Nations agencies are responding to the most severe cases of malnutrition and acute hunger to prevent a catastrophe. A cash distribution centre in Tsihombe, Madagascar, where 96 […]

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Eradicating Poverty Means Ending Humiliation and Exclusion

New York, N.Y. Poverty is both a cause and consequence of marginalization and social exclusion, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that to fulfill the promise of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, “we must address the humiliation and exclusion of people living in poverty.” Pupils receive lunch at Bwerangula Primary […]

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