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The military's 'clearance operations' can be a 'cover for committing gross human rights violations against the civilian population,' UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee says
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says the recorded 5,425 deaths in police operations in the Philippines would be a matter of concern already for any country
In her opening address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet insists that countries must take responsibility for their nationals caught up in Syria's drawn-out war
The convention is adopted following tough negotiations among different parties on issues like defining 'vulnerable groups'
The meeting will deal with the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and the downing of a US reconnaissance drone
The United Nation Human Rights Office for Southeast Asia says it is time to abandon a narrative founded on prejudice and fear when dealing and protecting the rights of all refugees
Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez says he condemns 'in the strongest terms' Rupert Colville's call for an independent investigation into Mohamed Morsi's death
Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir slams Agnes Callamard's report, insisting it 'contains clear contradictions and unfounded allegations, casting doubt on its credibility'
Overall, the number of displaced people in the world has doubled over the last 20 years and now exceeds the population of Thailand
'Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by an independent body to clarify the cause of death,' says the UN human rights office
The study paints a picture of a future in which a handful of countries see their populaces surge as life expectancy lengthens while the global growth rate slows amid declining fertility rates
(UPDATED) 'It is a felony to abandon people in distress,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, after President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the issue as a 'maritime incident'
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says the visit of Vladimir Voronkov, the United Nations under-secretary general for counterterrorism, was 'very successful'
'Such a visit is highly inappropriate in view of the unprecedented repression campaign underway in Xinjiang against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Muslims,' the United States says
'I strongly condemn any attack against civilian vessels,' United Nations chief Antonio Guterres tells a Security Council meeting on UN cooperation with the Arab League
But the main gold market in central Khartoum remains shut, and many residents still prefer to remain indoors given the heavy deployment of security forces across the capital
'Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo accuses UN experts of 'peddling a biased and absolutely false recital of facts'
According to UN figures, some 3,400 migrants and refugees remain detained in Tripoli, which has seen a surge in fighting since early April
(UPDATED) Eleven independent experts say in a statement, 'The government has shown no indication that they will step up to fulfill their obligation to conduct prompt and full investigations into these cases, and to hold perpetrators accountable'
It will be the first such aid Seoul has provided Pyongyang since 2015 and follows the North's lowest recorded harvest for a decade, according to the United Nations
WHO voices concern at attempts by Philip Morris International to co-opt international efforts for its own campaign this week promoting new vaping and heated tobacco products as part of the solution to the world's smoking epidemic
Analysts predict that the government of President Bashar al-Assad and its allies will continue to chip away at the area but not unleash a major assault that would create chaos on Turkey's doorstep
'Whatever is discussed in there, whatever is decided, has absolutely no legitimacy because it is an illegitimate regime presiding over that body,' says US ambassador to the conference, Robert Wood
Market activity remains a 'legal gray area' in the North and a 'source of further human rights violations,' says the United Nations' Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
"I would like to assure you that every effort will be made to maintain the impartial stance that is expected of the United Nations," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says
'The fact that UNRWA still exists today is an illustration of the failure of the parties and the international community to resolve the issue politically – and one cannot deflect the attention onto a humanitarian organization'
The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system
The survey says nearly three-quarters of companies that tracked gender diversity in their management reported profit hikes of between 5% and 20%
Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city center as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started
A group of the world's leading ice scientists says the area of land lost to the ocean could be equivalent to that of France, Germany, Spain, and Britain combined and would displace more than 180 million people
Antonio Guterres has spent the past week in the region pushing for urgent action ahead of a UN summit in September billed as a last chance to prevent irreversible climate change
'This act of dispossession has clearly indicated that the United States is indeed a gangster country that does not care at all about international laws,' says Pyongyang's permanent representative at the United Nations
'Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been jointly registered and provided with identity cards by Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR,' spokesman Andrej Mahecic tells reporters in Geneva
'We have begun to launch air strikes targeting sites operated by the Huthi militia, including in Sanaa,' a Saudi-led coalition official says
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says Pacific islanders still needed help to deal with the fallout of nuclear testing
From January to early May this year, North Korea only received 54.4 millimeters of rain or snow, the smallest amount since the same period in 1982, the state-run KCNA says
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says 'political moves' to fight climate change 'seem to be fading'
But Hodeida Governor Al-Hasan Taher says the Huthi rebels were merely reshuffling personnel
The new handbook for journalists says climate change coverage at the local level 'can save lives, formulate plans, change policy and empower people to make informed choices'
The Ebola fightback has already been hampered by an uptick in insecurity and attacks on medical teams amid resistance within some communities to preventative measures, care facilities, and safe burials
'The (rebel) army and committees are withdrawing unilaterally as a result of the refusal of the countries of the US-British-Saudi-Emirati aggression and their allies to implement the accord,' says Mohammed al-Huthi, The head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee
The freed children will be enrolled into a reintegration program with education and training to help them return to civilian life
Qatar has faced an economic and diplomatic boycott since June 2017 by Gulf rivals who accuse Doha of backing terrorism and being too close to regional rival Iran
'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists
(UPDATED) Halting and reversing these dire trends will require 'transformative change' – a sweeping overhaul of the way we produce and consume almost everything, especially food, the UN report concludes
The move by the UN committee on disabled rights is the latest twist in a long-running legal drama that has ignited a heated debate in France on the right to die
'We are anticipating a scenario of continued, intense transmission,' says Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme
Ahead of the release of a landmark UN report on the state of Earth's biodiversity, here are some successes and failures in conservation efforts
(UPDATED) These rangers have devoted their lives to protecting the tamaraws despite lack of tenure, lack of proper tools and gear, and the dangers that come with the job