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U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

New York, N.Y. Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and “disgraceful,” the U.N. human rights chief said on Thursday. Commenting on the Hungarian Parliament’s decision to vote in Government proposals on Wednesday, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described it as “an attack on fundamental human rights and […]

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Extreme Poverty: Women’s Collective Sell Clay Cakes in Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A woman working for a collective prepares “clay cakes,” sun-baked disks of clay, butter and salt. The collective works from before sunrise to mix, strain and shape hundreds of cakes to sell in markets around the city for approximately 10 U.S. cents each. Clay cakes, according to the United Nations, have become a […]

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Indonesia, Dominican Republic Elected to U.N. Security Council

New York, N.Y. In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will each serve two-year terms on the body that sets the U.N.’s whole peace and security agenda. U.N. staff carry ballot boxes with votes cast during the election of […]

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Children ‘Young as One’ Involved in U.S. Separation of Migrant Families

New York, N.Y. The current policy in the United States of separating “extremely young children” from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the country’s southern border “always constitutes a child rights violation,” the U.N. human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday. Since last October, “several hundred” youngsters – including a 12-month-old infant – have been separated […]

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U.N. Expresses Outrage Over Killing of Palestinian Medic in Gaza

New York, N.Y. United Nations officials have expressed their outrage over Friday’s killing by Israeli security forces of a 21-year-old Palestinian volunteer medic who was helping the injured along the Gaza border. “Healthcare workers must be allowed to perform their duties without fear of death or injury,” said the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick. Attacks on […]

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Flamboyant Olympic Flag-Bearer Brings Inspiring Message

New York, N.Y. He is best known for his bare-chested appearances at the Rio and Pyeongchang Olympic Games, but Pita Taufatofua now wants to use his social media muscle to empower youth, and get them to share their stories. Pita Taufatofua at the United Nations. Photo courtesy U.N. Photo.  “The young people are the people who are […]

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U.N. Announces the First “World Bicycle Day” – this Sunday, June 3

New York, N.Y. On June 3, 2018, the first official World Bicycle Day will be celebrated. A lone bicyclist speeds through traffic on a busy street in  Brooklyn, New York, USA. Photo: U.N. Photo/Andre Istria. Why celebrate the bicycle? The bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation; The bicycle […]

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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

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