Human rights

UN Photo / Elma Okic | The UN Human Rights Council gathered in Geneva for its 55th session.

© Evgeny Feldman Alexei Navalny appears in court in Moscow on 20 February 2021.

With war in Gaza still raging and the death toll of mostly women and children rising by the hour, ensuring accountability is “absolutely critical” to prevent grievances from festering, the UN’s top human rights official said on Thursday.

A record 114 million forcibly displaced around the world represents a “crisis of humanity”, UN refugee agency (UNHCR) chief Filippo Grandi said on Wednesday as the Global Refugee Forum got underway in Geneva.

UN Photo/Tim McKulka | Women in Sudan advocate for a peace agreement.

The security situation in wider West Africa could worsen unless the political crisis in Niger is resolved, the top UN official for the region said on Tuesday, underlining the need for peace. 

IMF/Esther Ruth Mbabazi. Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

Global progress in reducing the premature deaths of pregnant women, mothers and babies, has flatlined for eight years due to decreasing investments in maternal and newborn health, according to a new UN World Health Organization (WHO) report, published on Tuesday.

© UNDP Uganda/Hadijah Nabbale Vendors sell fruit and vegetables at Nakasero Market, in Kampala Uganda.

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