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Russian Activist Fights Use of Facial Recognition Technology UN Human Rights Council should bring increased attention to grave rights violations by members China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt Polish Parliament Should Scrap Bill Against Sex Education Fear Grips Women and Children Trapped in Syria Camps Military needs can never justify using inhumane or indiscriminate weapons Military needs can never justify using inhumane or indiscriminate weapons Military needs can never justify using inhumane or indiscriminate weapons UN human rights office urges Egypt to immediately release detained protestors Unaccompanied Migrant Children Unfairly on Trial in France Cuban Man Dies in US Immigration Custody United Nations organizations call on Member States to address global rise in antisemitism Turkey: Ahmet Altan and Nazlı Ilıcak still in jail as retrial commences on new bogus terrorism charges Time for major press freedom reforms in DRC Nicaragua: Amnesty International launches campaign a year and a half since the crisis began and demands that the government stop the repression Syria-Russia Attack on Refuge an Apparent War Crime Guinea: End Crackdown on Opponents to New Constitution Groups Urge Surveillance Reforms as End-of-Year Deadline Approaches In Egypt, Institutional Insanity is the New Normal Cambodia: Rights Council Should Ensure Strong Resolution, Monitoring and Reporting UN: Protect Rights in Welfare Systems’ Tech Overhaul UNESCO and China sign agreement to support higher technical education in Africa Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members Universal jurisdiction is a key tool for ensuring serious violations of IHL are prevented, investigated, or repressed RSF asks President Radev to defuse Bulgaria’s press freedom “crisis” Amnesty International mourns Nigerian activist Kellu Haruna Iran abducts Paris-based Iranian opposition news provider Well-known TV host’s death in Iraqi Kurdistan – murder or suicide? Facebook’s Oversight Board is Not Enough Director-General condemns murder of journalist Néhémie Joseph in Haiti UN proclaims International Day for Universal Access to Information The “Moscow Case”: What You Need to Know Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni free at last Kazakhstan: Little Help for Domestic Violence Survivors Kristi Ueda The “Moscow Case”: What You Need to Know UN Body Urges South Korea to Improve Sexuality Education Malta: Human rights experts call for justice in case of murdered journalist UAE: Free Unjustly Detained Rights Defender Ahmed Mansoor The ICRC Biometrics Policy Wave of raids on critical journalists in Russia Sierra Leone: Government reinforces discriminatory policy of excluding pregnant girls from school, jeopardising right to education of hundreds Tsunami Ready Youth Visual Art Competition in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago Four Iranian journalists sentenced to total of nearly 30 years in prison International organisations demand an end to impunity two years after the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta UK: No-Deal Brexit Risks Hunger for Poorest UN: Defeat Venezuela in Human Rights Council Election Video: Nursing Homes in Australia Routinely Sedate Older People Video: Fit and Healthy After Getting Off Chemical Restraints “Fading Away” UN Human Rights Council Should Address Chronic Reprisals by Egypt Letter to President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani Ecuador: OAS member states must demand that Ecuador investigate violent repression during the state of emergency Childhood Interrupted: Conflict’s Toll On Yemen’s Children RSF marks two years since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia with country mission to Malta and launch of new report UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and setbacks in human rights worldwide US: Rolling Back Coal Ash Rules Threatens Health Nigeria: It is past time that the ICC opens an investigation International Symposium on Lessons Learnt from the 2018 Tsunamis in Palu and Sunda Strait Egyptian woman journalist tortured during interrogation US – Trump should condemn video depicting violence against journalists West Africa’s #SexForGrades Scandal Epitomizes Global Plight Australia: Older People in Aged Care Drugged Up Projects from Botswana, Brazil and Germany win UNESCO-Japan prize on Education for Sustainable Development The visit of H.E. Ambassador of the EU to Iraq at the Al-Nouri Mosque complex in Mosul Worldwide experts to look into mechanisms for missing people at Cyprus workshop ICRC donates 170 wheelchairs to newly established Ethiopian Wheelchair Basketball Association Northeastern Syria turning into news black hole Angola: Drought and commercial cattle farming exposes tens of thousands to devastating hunger Tunisia: Prosecutions for Online Commentary Mauritania: Take Key Steps for Women’s Rights Uganda: Brutal Killing of Gay Activist Kenya: Film Festival Features Activists’ Struggles Don’t Let Venezuela Join the United Nations Human Rights Council The #MeToo Movement’s Powerful New Tool UN Rights Council Should Ramp Up Engagement on Sudan Joint Statement: Continued Delay of the UN Database by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Unfounded and Unacceptable Cambodia: Rights Council Should Ensure Strong Resolution, Monitoring and Reporting Insecurity in Mozambique Leaves Thousands Unable to Vote #MeToo Movement’s Second Anniversary #MeToo Movement’s Second Anniversary RSF Report: The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia and Malta’s deteriorating press freedom climate Guinea: Fears of more arrests as at least four killed in protests Russia Is Still Penalizing Peaceful Protesters Operational update on Syria: Devastating impact on civilians; water shortages feared Paraguay: Amnesty International brings unconstitutionality proceedings against resolutions that discriminate against LGBTI people UNESCO and Perfumer Guerlain join forces in beekeeper training project Learn why ethics is crucial during the Global Ethics and Bioethics Week US Columbus Day Holiday Celebrates a Shameful Past Liberian radio station closed, another attacked by protesters The commencement of the reconstruction of Al-Nouri Mosque Turkey poised to expel Syrian reporter working for Saudi TV channel Making Movies Accessible for Everyone Uganda Tightens Clampdown on Media UNESCO supports the Minister of Interior of Iraq in providing protection for media institutions in Iraq Director-General and UAE Minister of Culture sign landmark agreement for Mosul’s Christian heritage and cultural diversity Malta: Intensification of pressure against The Shift after founder was awarded RSF press freedom award US: Justice Department should end prosecution of whistleblowers Malta : Intensification of pressure against Shift after her founder was awarded RSF press freedom award Ecuador: Reports of Excessive Response to Protest Violence World Heritage Site Attacked in Cameroon Fears Over a Nepal-China Extradition Treaty Indonesian Woman Tried for Blasphemy Over Mosque Incident Friday’s Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media Children, no matter their association, are entitled to rights and protections as children Another journalist murdered in Haiti Empowering women teachers – Africa Code Week 2019 officially launched Every software source code counts – the first Software Heritage Acquisition Process launched International Day for Disaster Reduction Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress, with more on the horizon Maldives: Human Rights Group Shut Down After his Nobel Prize, Ethiopian Prime Minister urged to continue defending press freedom Ethiopia: ‘Reconciliation,’ cited in Nobel Peace Prize, is a life-saver for separated families RURITAGE: bolstering resilience in rural areas stricken by disasters #Metoo Hits Nepal’s Government A Bittersweet Nobel Prize for Ethiopia’s Leader Teen Girls Need Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Patterns of repression: Timeline of the 2019 Hong Kong protests Turkey/Syria: Civilians at Risk in Syria Operation Turkey’s ‘Safe Zone’ Would Be Anything But Tanzania Needs a Zero Tolerance Approach to Corporal Punishment Indonesia: Investigate Environmental Lawyer’s Death Venezuela Fails to Meet Criteria for UN Human Rights Council Membership UN: Venezuela Unfit for Rights Council Seat Pakistan Could Make Torture A Crime Iraq: Lethal Force Used Against Protesters Women to Attend Football Match in Iran, Ending 40-Year Ban! Qatar: Urgently Investigate Migrant Worker Deaths Syria: All zones should be safe for civilians Counter-terrorism activities must respect protections afforded by international humanitarian law Mexico: Five things that need to change in the new Law on the Use of Force Director-General and UAE Minister of Culture sign landmark agreement for Mosul’s Christian Heritage and cultural diversity Germany Synagogue Attack Brings Home Europe’s Antisemitism Threat Meet the GirlForce around the world advancing girls’ and women’s education Ethiopian Bloggers Skills Building Forum Bangladesh Ruling Party Activists Kill Student after Facebook Post Mental health: Just as important as physical health. Media targeted in Ecuador’s deepening crisis Moroccan prosecutor seeks 20-year jail term for journalist on appeal The devastation caused by conflict is not always visible #HiddenScars بيروت تستضيف حلقة عمل بشأن "الحلول المستمدة من الطبيعة لمعالجة قضايا المياه" Even worse feared after next Sunday’s elections in Poland Brussels: Innovative Mental Health Support French Leader Should Press Hungary’s Orban on Rule of Law Border agents must stop harassing journalists at US ports of entry Ecuador: Authorities must end repression of demonstrations immediately Border agents must stop harassing journalists at US ports of entry October 9, 2019 Syria: Life-saving humanitarian work must be facilitated in north-east The Magnetic Tape Alert Project is a step to save audio-visual archives Costa Rica and Spain laureates to receive 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education Journalists Trained on Conflict Sensitive and Gender Responsive Reporting in Juba, South Sudan UNESCO Collaborates with Huawei on Artificial Intelligence Training in Nairobi, Kenya Mauritius reviews its cultural and creative industries sector to demonstrate how cultural policies are guiding sustainable development South Sudan/AU: Set Meeting on War Crimes Court Lebanon No Longer A Safe Haven for Activism Mozambique: Police Linked to Killing of Election Observer Everyone in France Should Have a Right to a Family “He Wanted to Beat the Woman Out of Me” Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment Northeast Syria: Boys, Men Held in Inhumane Conditions Bahrain: Prisoners Denied Medical Care UHCHR Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment Submission 1.5 Million Kids Locked Up Each Year Around the World ICRC welcomes the UN's Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty Living as an Internally Displaced Person in Ukraine For NBA's Quandary over China, Stand with Human Rights Bulgaria: Despite Court Order, Australian Still Detained Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée invited to memorial ceremony in Bayeux Myanmar: Rohingya Jailed for Traveling Bulgaria: Despite Court Order, Australian Still Detained EU and UNESCO collaborate to strengthen youth media and information literacy skills Astronomy: the three tiers of research Russia Censors LGBT Online Groups Supreme Court Considers Rights of LGBT Workers in the US Alarm about growing violence against reporters in Catalonia RSF calls for release of Russian journalist held in Iran Cultural festival in Mosul Conservation and preservation specialists attend Doha training Hong Kong: mask-ban endangers journalists Two Indian journalists beaten while probing suspected school scam Every learner matters: A renewed drive for inclusion in education in Cali Attacks on at least three Baghdad TV stations France Should Hold Firm Against Saudi Abuses UK Should Dial Down Its Dangerous Brexit Language Cameroon: Political Opponent Freed “When We Lost the Forest, We Lost Everything” Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women on Iraq The Long Journey to the US Border Afghanistan: Little Help for Conflict-Linked Trauma Brazil’s Human Rights Minister’s Feigned Concern for Women Belarus: Tajik Activist Faces Unlawful Extradition Afghanistan: Little Help for Conflict-Linked Trauma Bahamas after Dorian: Volunteer reconnects pregnant wife with husband and children Volunteer reconnects pregnant wife with husband and children 73% of millennials in 15 countries say mental health is as important as water, food, shelter Attracting and retaining young teachers: World Teachers’ Day 2019 Asia-Pacific Regional Forum Restrictions, Detentions Persist in Kashmir Vietnam: New Arrest for Facebook Postings RSF refers Cameroonian journalist’s detention to African special rapporteurs Tbilisi named World Book Capital 2021 ‘Dangerous nationalism’ seriously threatens efforts to tackle statelessness: UNHCR chief Modelling inundation to respond to tsunami threats: First training for the Pacific Islands takes place on the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Samoa tsunami Belarus: Tajik journalist faces unlawful extradition Life-size Hologram of Mahatma Gandhi Discusses Education for Humanity during 4th Ahinsa Lecture Global Efforts Needed to Free Detained Children Reporter fired over story about politician’s apparent links to organized crime 73 percent of millennials in 15 countries say mental health is as important as water, food, shelter Mental health needs can no longer be an after-thought in crisis Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development met with UNESCO Director in Iraq Indonesia: Investigate Riot Deaths in Papua Cambodia: How a new roof may help wheelchair basketballers’ journey to Tokyo Photo expo: International organizations collaborate to mark World Humanitarian Day Pakistan: End Ordeal for ‘Blasphemy’ Defendants Cameroon: Release of Maurice Kamto and several detainees must signal end of repression of dissenting voices New law threatens press freedom in the Netherlands In El Paso, a Loving Community Living in Fear Hilary Rosenthal Liberia Stakeholder Report for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review Regarding Impunity for Past Human Rights Violations Maham Javaid Greece Needs to Face Reality About Asylum Seekers Nigeria: Army Frees 25 Child Suspects After Abuse Reports Ethiopia: ICRC holds discussion with Somali Region Security How a young teacher is making gender equality a reality in Ethiopia Ecuador: President Moreno must guarantee the rights of protesters, journalists and social leaders US – RSF condemns Trump’s threats against Ukraine whistleblower UN expresses concern following wave of street protests in Iraq and elsewhere Iran: Stadium Seating Cap Endangers Women Hong Kong: Face Mask Ban Violates Assembly Rights Governments to Facebook: Stop Making Encryption Easy Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture UN: Deny Venezuela Human Rights Council Seat Iraqi security forces attack reporters covering protests Immense mental health toll of humanitarian crises not being addressed Ethiopia: ICRC holds discussion with Somali Region Security/Justice Senior Staff As violent protests across Iraq escalate, ICRC calls for restraint A young teacher is making gender equality in and through education a reality in Ethiopia The “Moscow Case”: What You Need to Know Hong Kong: journalist permanently blinded in one eye amid increased police violence Breanna Small Human Rights Watch Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review of the United States of America Iran: Schools Shut Out Children with Disabilities Guinea: Crackdown on Right to Protest China: Release Supporters of Hong Kong Protests Reforms Will Grant Nationality to Children of Iranian Women South African National IFAP Committee discusses the ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence in the 4th Industrial Revolution Open Talk in Mexico Explores Strategies for Strengthening Universal Access to Research US Court Sends Mixed Signals on Net Neutrality Despite lack of evidence, Cambodian judge refuses to drop case against two journalists CANADA – Supreme Court decision upholds shield law protecting journalists’ confidential sources Harnessing the creativity of the African fashion industry to provide youth with skills and employment Bogus Terrorism Charges Against Russian Journalists EU Governments Face Crucial Decision on Shared Sea Rescue Responsibility Relatives of Iranian journalists taken hostage in Iran Misplaced public pressure towards the ICRC Mark the Khashoggi Anniversary by Freeing Jailed Activists Statement to the Vienna Conference on Protecting Civilians in Urban Warfare Something’s Happening and You Don’t Know What It Is, Do You, Mr. Sisi Ukraine: Joint NGO Letter on ICC Treaty Ratification Comments Delivered at EPA Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Changes to 2015 Coal Combustion Residuals Final Rule Mali: Detainee Restraints Causing Grievous Injuries Canada: Blind Eye to First Nation Water Crisis Saudi Arabia: Provide Justice for Khashoggi Killing “Just Like Other Kids” A day in the life of a volunteer paramedic in Gaza Enhancing food-related heritage in UNESCO designations to foster sustainable development A Step Toward Protecting Civilians from Bombing and Shelling UNESCO joins forces with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to advance freedom of expression 'Tenacious' Kyrgyz lawyer and statelessness champion, wins prestigious UNHCR prize Russia Jails Crimean Tatar Blogger on Bogus ‘Terrorism’ Charges Bulgaria: Human Rights Group Under Threat Russia: Heavy-handed raid on Dagestani newspaper World Teachers’ Day 2019: UNESCO hosts conference on future of teaching profession Vietnamese reporter beaten unconscious for investigating illegal logging Bosnian authorities urged to step up protection for journalists RSF displays visual projection marking one-year anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination ICRC and UNESCO brought together 15 countries from Asia-Pacific to advance protection of cultural property EU Guidelines on promoting compliance with IHL Papua New Guinea: New memorial at Aita charts path to closure World Teachers’ Day - Teachers: changing lives Peace icon Mahatma Gandhi’s message of ‘mutual understanding, equality’ reverberates on Day of Non-Violence Iran: Schools Shut Out Children with Disabilities Nepal: Release Report on 2015 Protest Violence Nicaragua: OAS member states must continue to work tenaciously against repression US – #WeeklyAddress: September 23 – 29: American journalist on kill list is denied right to due process Teachers: Changing lives Sudan: Clean water flows once again from Mellit's hand pumps Polish Police Protect Pride March Amid Anti-LGBT Crackdown Marathoners Wilt in Qatar’s Oppressive Heat Moroccan reporter gets one year in jail on sex charges “Press organ” protest outside Saudi consulate in Paris on Khashoggi murder anniversary Open Talks showcase access to information as driver for sustainable development Seoul: 2nd Northeast Asia training for university lecturers promotes greater respect for IHL We witness unacceptable levels of civilian harm in urban conflicts Croatia: Continuation of long-standing cooperation with the ICRC China: RSF demands the release of Uyghur citizen journalist, 2019 Václav Havel Prize Laureate Papua New Guinea: New memorial at Aita charts the path to closure ICRC and UNESCO brought together 15 countries from Asia and Pacific to advance the protection of cultural property Facetime Stunt Reminds Iranians Abroad of Forced Separation from Loved Ones Implementing International Humanitarian Law: From law to action ‘We need to stand up now’ for older persons: urges UN rights expert on World Day Yemen: 290 detainees released with facilitation of the ICRC Bangladesh: Halt Plans to Fence-In Rohingya Refugees US military shows appalling disregard for civilians killed in Somalia air strike ‘We need to stand up now’ for the elderly: urges UN rights expert on World Day Tanzania slaps harsh sanctions on three online TV channels Research grants support 20 early-career women scientists in the developing world Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians Implementing International Humanitarian Law : from Law to Action ICRC AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN REPORTING 2019 Yemen: 290 detainees were released with the facilitation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Syrian refugee exceeds expectations with support from Korea and UNESCO Bagera Farmers’ Market UNESCO team in Mosul met with Governor of Nineveh Small islands: meeting the challenges of freshwater resilience Ukraine: The smoke from the stove unites families Filming the Philippines’ ‘War on Drugs’ Australia: Bring Home Children of Fighters in Syria Director of UNESCO Iraq accompanied by the UNESCO team met with the Governor of Dohuk UNESCO team in Iraq met with representatives from the Governor of Nineveh Deparment of Antiquities, the Sunni Endowment, DMA, Ministry of Defence and UNMAS ITU-UNESCO Digital Inclusion Week for Arab States Trump’s Human Rights Pick is Torture Apologist UN Expert ‘Shocked’ by Abuses in Zimbabwe Venezuela: UN Creates Independent Investigative Body Guinea: Families of Victims of 2009 Massacre Still Awaiting Justice US: Judge Blocks Indefinite Family Detention Sudan at the start of ‘long road to recovery’, UN chief tells high-level meeting US Refugee Action Has Worldwide Impact Like in physical war, trust and truth will be the first victims in digital frontier Exploring the potential of Africa’s garment industry to help turn the continent into a global manufacturing hub Venezuela: UN human rights body backs victims’ hopes for justice Learning cities: Drivers of inclusion and sustainability UNESCO and the United Kingdom scale up efforts to promote media freedom Choices made now are critical for the future of our ocean and cryosphere Wave of arrests of journalists, website blocking in Egypt Turkish public health whistleblower sentenced to 15 months in jail Media: Operation Decontamination Southern Africa: States commit to a global nuclear ban Indian reporter who covers corruption beaten, left for dead China: citizen-journalist serving life imprisonment nominated for top human rights award Lebanon: Access to Information Law Stalled Egypt: Hundreds Arrested in Nationwide Crackdown Hong Kong Leader’s ‘Listening Mode’ Isn’t Enough ‘Killer Robots': Russia, US Oppose Treaty Negotiations ‘Killer Robots:’ Ban Treaty Is the Only Credible Solution Nuclear weapons: Global support for treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons growing South Asian judiciaries work towards enhancement of IHL capacity across region For its 70th anniversary, the Chinese regime masquerades as a champion of human rights At UN, Abbas rejects Israeli ‘arrogance’, vows to terminate all agreements if Palestinian territory is annexed Nuclear weapons: Global support for treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons is growing Nuclear weapons: Global support for treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons is growing UK's Prince Harry Should Highlight Landmines During Angola Visit At UN Abbas rejects Israeli ‘arrogance’, vows to terminate all agreements if Palestinian territory is annexed UN Takes Strong Stand on Sri Lanka’s Army Chief UK's Prince Harry Should Highlight Landmine Problem During Angola Visit Algiers journalist arrested, TV channel told to stop working 20 countries sign up to “information and democracy” partnership started by RSF Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi: “I plead guilty” On eve of Afghanistan’s poll, RSF calls for more protection for journalists A drought so severe it has a name South Asian judiciaries work towards the enhancement of IHL capacity across the region UNESCO launches Futures of Education global initiative at United Nations General Assembly Protests in Egypt Show Trump’s Wrong about al-Sisi Remarks to "Sharing experiences in addressing gender-based violence: Women and girls in crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan" For its 70th anniversary, the Chinese regime disguises as a champion of human rights Combatting Terrorism Should Not Come at the Expense of Humanitarian Action or Principles Hard Lessons in Cameroon Libya: Open Letter to Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian France: Press for Rights in Libya Talks Don’t Be Fooled by Venezuela’s Seeming Change of Heart UN Rights Body Should Encourage DR Congo to Combat Impunity Guinea: A Decade Later, No Justice for Massacre Iraq: Appeals Courts Ignoring Torture Claims US Move Puts More Asylum Seekers at Risk Nigeria: ICRC condemns aid worker’s murder, appeals to abductors to spare remaining hostages Zimbabwe: Cruel denial of travel for medical treatment puts medical union leader’s health at risk ‘Milestone agreement’ paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan Transformative initiatives celebrated at the Global Media and Information Literacy Awards 2019 UNESCO Marks the Ninth Global Media and Information Literacy Week and Features Conference in Sweden UNESCO launches a call for proposals for producing the 40th Anniversary Film on IPDC ‘Childhood is changing, and so must we’, UNICEF declares, as world marks historic convention Guinea: A Decade Later, No Justice for Massacre Unstoppable Syrian student chases a bright future Nigeria: ICRC condemns aid worker’s murder, appeals to abductors to spare the remaining hostages Russian radio journalist could get seven years for commentary New Delhi police fail to take action in response to death threats against journalist Guinea: A Decade Later, No Justice for Massacre Sudan’s New Investigation Committee Raises Concerns Somalia calls for appointment of Special Prosecutor for crimes against Journalists Effective jail staff deployment to make a difference to inmates and authorities Brazil: Bolsonaro’s dangerous rhetoric at UN General Assembly is a blow to human rights and the struggle for climate justice Universal coverage race at ‘starting line’, with new momentum: UN health agency Hate speech in the digital world a ‘critical obstacle for LGBTI people’: UN’s Bachelet Syria: States must strike a balance between security and treating people humanely Nigeria must act to stop housing crisis and forced evictions: UN rights expert UK Parliament Free to Uphold Rights Over Brexit Rwanda: Killing Is Latest Attack on Opponents Brazilian website for women targeted after report on abortion Call for Internet Universality: 3rd Session of Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway Committee UNESCO launches global programme to train 200,000 youth on climate and biodiversity skills In ‘world of disquiet’, UN must deliver for the people, Guterres tells General Assembly Somalia : Puntland’s independent journalists are all under threat, RSF says UNESCO brings together High Level Reflection Group for Strategic Transformation Internet Universality Indicators in Senegal: study’s first report validated Kazakhstan Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights Although diabetic, leading Azerbaijani journalist on hunger strike in prison China to ban journalists who fail Communist Party loyalty test Chadian editor sentenced to three years in prison Mexico: Almost a year after the new government took office, the Ayotzinapa families are still waiting for justice Mass Arrests Cast Doubt on Rights Reform in Kazakhstan Effective jail staff deployment to make a difference for inmates and authorities Thailand: Pro-Democracy Activists Acquitted How Far Will Sisi’s Government Go to Crush Protests? US Consumer Complaints Database Will Remain Public Human Rights Watch Comment on Designating Aliens for Expedited Removal Human Rights Watch Letter to President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa Interview: Deforestation Threatens Indonesia’s Indigenous Peoples Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples Losing Their Forests Indonesia’s President Urges Delay on Criminal Code Vote Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or Second World War: Quarterly limit reached Salamatu Video Series on Sierra Leone Women's Empowerment The Endurance of the Geneva Conventions Shows Us What is Possible Critics of Myanmar Government Facing Prison Time Hate speech exacerbating societal, racial tensions with ‘deadly consequences around the world’, say UN experts Mexico: RSF campaigns on impunity for violence against journalists in Mexico SALAMUTU On sidelines of UN climate summit, US President calls for protection of religious freedom Sign language protects ‘linguistic identity and cultural diversity’ of all users, says UN chief UN: World Leaders Should Speak Out for Rights Safeguarding traditional games needs actions by all, especially young people Azerbaijan: Concert commemorates those missing in relation to conflicts New report on global broadband access underscores urgent need to reach the half of the world still unconnected Without Sign Language, Deaf People Are Not Equal Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples Losing Their Forests The UNESCO team in Mosul welcomed the visit of the SRSG Malta: Launch of public inquiry a long overdue step towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia Egypt: Respect Right to Peaceful Protest As line speeds increase, meatpacking workers are in ever more danger DR Congo: Warlord Sought by ICC Killed Indonesia: ICRC strengthens collaboration with religious circles ICRC urges States to take action on rules of war and climate change Honduras: Detention of a member of the military could be a first step towards justice for the death of young man Business reporting on trial in Turkey Newspapers that never arrive – obstructing print media distribution UNESCO to promote new vision of education and measures to fight climate change at UN General Assembly in New York No Justice 3 Years After DR Congo Massacre Grave threat to public media independence in Bulgaria The smear campaign against Slovakia’s journalists by ex-Police Chief Gašpar's needs to stop Launch of Internet Universality Indicators in Chinese ICRC urges States to take action on the rules of war and climate change Business reporting on trial on Turkey Indonesia: ICRC Further Strengthens Its Collaboration with Religious Circles Britain Should Practice What It Preaches Kenya: Abusive Evictions in Mau Forest 201910afr_Kenya_Mau_Evictions_Map Tanzania: Protect Burundians Facing Abuse The Deadly Toll for Palestinian Women Interview: “He Often Beat Me Up” Tajikistan: Barriers to Aid for Domestic Violence Victims Lebanon: Judiciary Ignoring 2017 Anti-Torture Law Chronic Diseases: The Forgotten War Trauma Renovating, reinventing: Detainees in Panama prisons use architecture to build better lives Panama: detainees in La Joya and La Joyita prisons make their living conditions more humane Philippines: Glimmer of hope for conflict-affected families in Butig Glimmer of hope for conflict-affected families in Butig UNESCO in coordination with IIEP, UNICEF and World Bank is supporting the Government of Iraq develop the Iraqi Education Strategy UNESCO Education Specialist gave a speech on the impact of new technologies on global employment "Creative Cities Network" team invited the Director of UNESCO in Iraq to attend their activities UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims Address, Don’t Dismiss, Kashmir Grievances US: Block Law Endangering Sex Workers Hong Kong: Arbitrary arrests, brutal beatings and torture in police detention revealed Director-General calls for measures against those responsible for 2014 murder of journalist Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla in the Maldives Participate in the Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest 2019 Ukraine: Vibrant summer camp rekindles childhood joy, bridges relationships Director-General condemns murder of journalist Mirza Waseem Baig in Pakistan US: Proposed Debt Collection Rule Fails Consumers UNESCO Director-General urges investigation into murder of broadcast journalist Edgar Joel Aguilar in Honduras UN Shares Details of Burundian Activist’s Murder Joint Civil Society Letter Re: CFPB's Proposed Debt Collection Rules Coalition Letter Expressing Concern Ahead of Vote for H.R. 1595, the "Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019" Groups Oppose Billingslea Nomination to State Department Role Venezuela: Extrajudicial Killings in Poor Areas Philippines launches nationwide IHL infomercial Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous for Rights US Government Mass Surveillance Isn’t ‘Secret’ Venezuela: making access to health care a priority RSF now offers an interactive feedback tool as an invitation to participate in its Journalism Trust Initiative (JTI) Outspoken Zimbabwe Doctor Abducted A Trial Under the Spotlight in Morocco Spate of Bangladesh ‘Crossfire’ Killings of Rohingya Cameroonian Lawyers Say ‘Enough is Enough’ RSF now offers an interactive feedback tool as an invitation to participate in its Journalism Trust Initative (JTI) “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Implementing IHL in West Africa: Redux Explosive weapons in cities: Civilian devastation and suffering must stop Eritrea Should End 18 Years of Darkness UNESCO Open Talks mark International Day for Universal Access to Information Malaysia: Red Crescent board members enhance IHL knowledge Cambodia: How a new roof may help wheelchair basketballers’ journey to Tokyo