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New Tennessee Law Deepens Discrimination Against LGBT People Iran's Cover-up of Plane Crash Compounded Its Trouble in the Streets A New Film Brings Chechnya’s Horrific Anti-Gay Purge to the Screen It Is Time to Change the Definition of Refugee Beyond the Education Day, let's keep talking about education USA/Israel and OPT: Dismal ‘peace deal’ would exacerbate violations, enshrine impunity 2019: A deadly year for migrants crossing the Americas Ukraine: RSF warns against ineffective and counterproductive draft bill on disinformation RSF calls for US government to directly engage Syria on Austin Tice People with Albinism Form First Ever Global Alliance Iraq: UN human rights report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials UNESCO pays tribute to victims of the Holocaust Mali: Former junta leader to walk free while trial date pends Congolese community radio station torched for covering Ebola Sri Lankan police refuse protection to journalists threatened with death Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for Kitchen sets A AU Peace and Security Council receives brief on the humanitarian situation in Africa by ICRC President Algeria: Post Election Repression Interview: Landmark World Court Order Protects Rohingya from Genocide Iran's cover-up of plane crash compounded its trouble in the streets International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide Reject the Bill to Block Critical Healthcare for Transgender Youth CIA Contractor Details Torture of 9/11 Suspects Interview: Rwanda’s Street Children Locked up, Abused “As Long as We Live on the Streets, They Will Beat Us” Poland: Veto Law Punishing Judges for Criticism Poland: Veto Law Punishing Judges for Criticism ‘Carry our stories forward’: Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN As US Universities Close Confucius Institutes, What’s Next? Tanzania: World Bank Disregarding Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre Societies must unite against ‘global crisis of antisemitic hatred’, Guterres urges Pakistan: Pashtun Activist Arrested Gambia: Mass arrests risk fuelling tensions Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia Director-General condemns murder of journalists Ahmed Abdul Samad and cameraman Safaa Ghali in Iraq Ethiopia: Putting humanitarian needs first in 2019 The Kampala Convention: Key Recommendations Ten Years On Turkey: UN Review Should Address Sharp Decline on Rights Rwanda: Abusive Detention of Street Children End discrimination against women and children affected by leprosy Combatting antisemitism requires ‘solidarity in the face of hatred’, says UN chief Saudi Arabia – How much longer will the world tolerate MBS’s bad behavior? Nepal: Recent Steps Undermine Transitional Justice Political Prisoners Cambodia Celebrating the International Day of Education in New York! Supporting Ghana to harness Science, Technology and Innovation for sustainable development Weekly seized from Gabon’s newsstands International Education Day: Pressing need for new approach and massive investments to meet educational challenges Jokes in Russia Are No Laughing Matter Open Letter to Brazilian Authorities on the Charges Against Journalist Glenn Greenwald ICRC Regional Director for Asia-Pacific Speaks at Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi Ukraine: People with Limited Mobility Can’t Access Pensions China: Free Rights Defenders for Lunar New Year Maldives: Protect Mangroves From Further Loss The Absurdity of Guantanamo New season of archaeological investigations commences at Tilaurakot-Kapilavastu A Perversion of Justice in Russia Global: Urgent Action Needed to Meet Education Deadline Myanmar: Departing UN rights expert still hopeful for democratic transition Iraq: Protest death toll surges as security forces resume brutal repression Top UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide 75 years after Auschwitz liberation, antisemitism still threatens ‘foundations of democratic societies’ Attacks on Aid Workers in Northeastern Nigeria The ICRC in WW II: The Holocaust VACANCY: Human Resources Manager VACANCY: Receptionist and Administration Assistant Change to “fake news” law poses new threat to Qatar’s journalists Examining skills forecasting methods to curb unemployment in the Mediterranean region Somali president asked not to sign “deadly” media bill into law World Court Rules Against Myanmar on Rohingya US Congress Should End Extortionate Interest Rates Colombia/Venezuela: Armed Groups Control Lives at Border Colombia/Venezuela: Armed Groups Control Lives at Border “The Guerrillas Are the Police” Syria: Cluster Munition Attack on School Qatar: 5-Year Prison Sentence Set for ‘Fake News’ Decision to charge Greenwald is a “unjustified reprisal,” RSF says US Revokes Visa of Philippines ‘Drug War’ Police Chief Independent UN rights experts call for ‘immediate investigation’ into alleged Bezos phone hack by Saudi Arabia Decision to charge Greenwald is a “disproportionate reprisal,” RSF says Independent UN rights experts call for ‘immediate investigation’ into alleged Saudi hacking ICRC to continue teaching laws of war to Sudanese Armed Forces Guinea Support for 2009 Massacre Trial ‘Unequivocal’ Myanmar: Government Rohingya Report Falls Short Russian LGBT Activist Under House Arrest is Facing New Charges UNESCO seeks nominations for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence 2020 Indonesia : US environmental reporter detained arbitrarily in Borneo Contribute to the Futures of Education initiative Fight For Girls' Abortion Rights In Florida Open letter about threats to Iranian journalists in six EU countries and US How you can contribute to the Futures of Education initiative Cambodia: Opposition Leader’s Trial Blocked to Public Human Rights Watch Comment on Proposed Asylum Eligibility Bars Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on France Portraits show ‘dignity and humanity’ of Holocaust survivors, 75 years after Auschwitz liberation Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence Russian republic’s leader says critical journalists should be “wiped out” UN human rights ruling could boost climate change asylum claims On International Day of Education, UNESCO mobilizes leading thinkers and citizens to work on the futures of education Bangladesh Lawmakers Openly Call for Extrajudicial Executions Crimea Bans for Journalists Are Choking the Truth Anti-Semitism: Learning the lessons of history From Chile to China: Human Rights Weekend 2020 Dubious Charges Against Tanzanian Activist Qatar: End of Abusive Exit Permits for Most Migrant Workers Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Guinea Afghanistan: Inside Kandahar’s busiest medical facility, and the positive impact entrenched by ICRC VENEZUELA: 365 days of humanitarian action Pakistani journalist jailed over Facebook posts Nepal Falters on Justice Pledge for Conflict Abuses Red Cross helps Sudanese refugee restore links with her separated relatives Greece : far-right activists attack German reporter during anti-migrant protest Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Lawmakers in the US Unleash Barrage of Anti-Transgender Bills Afghanistan: Authorities commit to protect human rights defenders UNESCO concerned about press freedom worldwide, despite drop in number of media casualties in 2019 Addis Ababa: ICRC president urges more respect of IHL by AU member states for effective “Silencing the guns in Africa by 2020” Peru: Many With Disability Left Off Voting Lists Britain Cannot Turn Its Back on Lone Children Now Qatar: End of Abusive Exit Permits for Migrant Workers Hong Kong: Improve Privacy Ordinance Rights Protections Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists ICRC Activities in Yemen Jan - Sept 2019 YEMEN August - September 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES ICRC Activities in Yemen Jan-July 2019 Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists Russia: Persecution of ‘Undesirable’ Activists Don’t roll back progress on bail Bhutan on Brink of Overturning Same-Sex Conduct Ban Submission to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Ukraine Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Zimbabwe Lebanon: Police Violence Against Protesters US – RSF calls on the Senate to reverse unprecedented restrictions on the press India Failing on Kashmiri Human Rights Libya: ‘Dire and untenable’ situation for tens of thousands of children in unrelenting conflict Celebrating the power of learning on International Day of Education Reaching a milestone to Revive the Spirit of Mosul US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Prison Libya Peace Summit: Berlin talks must prioritize accountability for war crimes Morocco: 3 Years in Abusive Solitary Detention Israeli and Palestinian millennials are ‘most pessimistic’ on prospects for peace US Government Challenges Apple on Encryption (Again) Education for dialogue and capacity building of children and youth as mediators for denormalizing violence: “MULTIMEDIANDO” Why Legal ‘Innovation’ Might be Bad News for Rights in Russia Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report Majority of millennials see catastrophic war as real possibility, and believe there should be limits Israel: Court decides to hear case against NSO behind closed doors EU Parliament Calls for Release of Burundi Journalists Traditional birth attendants in north-east Nigeria: “Without them, we would be doomed!” Two reporters arrested in Comoros, placed under judicial control Russia’s Bid to Block UN Financing for Syria Probe Defeated Youth volunteers turn communicators for #RedCross #RedCrescent Millennials think World War Three is likely in their lifetime Ban this pesticide now, Gov. Cuomo Brazil's Empty Gestures to Women One Year of Ruinous Anti-Rights Policies in Brazil Reporters Without Borders, Index on Censorship and Transparency International UK urge Azerbaijan to lift journalist’s travel ban The Year in Disability Rights UNESCO Regional Office for West Africa and StarTimes Digital TV Operator Established a Partnership Invitation to bid for joint ICRC-IOM tender for Multi-purpose 45m2 Polycotton tents Digital surveillance threats for 2020 Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders UK and Transparency International UK urge Azerbaijan to lift journalist’s travel ban The dream and the bullet UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa and StarTimes Established a Partnership Auschwitz-Birkenau 75 years after: UNESCO Commemorates 75th anniversary of Nazi camp’s liberation Ethiopia-Somalia: Climate change and violence trap millions in near-constant crisis Djotodia Returns to the Central African Republic Cambodia: Repression of Opposition Increases Philippines: No Letup in ‘Drug War’ Killings Mauritania: Presidential Transition Vietnam: Crackdown on Rights Saudi Arabia: Unrelenting Repression Tunisia: Repressive Laws Cloud Rights Gains Shutting Down the Internet to Shut Up Critics Comments in Response to Eligibility for Employment Authorization Based on a Pending Asylum Application Australia: National Security Laws Chill Free Speech Myanmar: Seeking International Justice for Rohingya Malaysia: Human Rights Reforms Stall China: Backlash Against Increasing Repression US: Punitive Policies Undercut Rights Going to the Bank for Food, Not Money: The Growing Reality of Hunger in “Rich” Countries Two Years After #MeToo Erupts, A New Treaty Anchors Workplace Shifts Submission to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on Guinea Letter to Urge Florida Senate to Reject Forced Parental Consent for Abortion Florida: Reject Forced Parental Consent for Abortion Southern Africa: Weak Rights Protections Afghanistan: Civilian Toll Devastating UN moves to tackle ‘hidden abuse’ and violence against Europe’s children Bangladesh: Crackdown on Critics, Activists Brazil: Address Lawlessness in the Amazon Russia: Race to the Bottom on Rights Ukraine: Mixed Record on Rights, Cautious Hope for Reform Central Asia: Reform Pledges Yet to Materialize Turkey: Release Jailed Critics, Respect Election Results EU: Steps Toward Rights-Based Leadership Bahrain: Worsening Rights Record Egypt: Resilient Resistance to Fierce Repression Iran: Bloody Crackdown on Dissent Jordan: Stepped Up Arrests of Activists, Protesters Libya: Reckless Fighting Endangers Civilians Lebanon: Little Action on Corruption, Economic Crisis Qatar: Reform Efforts Fail to Remedy Rights Abuses UAE: Dangerous Disregard for Rule of Law Yemen: Wartime Abuses Face Global Spotlight Colombia: ‘Staggering number’ of human rights defenders killed in 2019 UNESCO pays tribute to the memory of Oman’s late Sultan Qaboos Israel: Stop NSO Group exporting spyware to human rights abusers UN Peacekeeping has a Sexual Abuse Problem Does crisis at leading daily mean end to investigative journalism in Estonia? Democratic People's Republic of Korea: ICRC activities in December 2019 Denial of Entry to Hong Kong? Our Call, Says Beijing Mali: Delays in ‘red berets’ trial prolongs suffering of victims’ families Rwanda: Free Speech Convictions Upheld Activities of the ICRC in the DPRK- December 2019 Does crisis at leading daily mean end to investigative journalism in Estonia ? Sudan closes four media outlets that supported former regime Hong Kong Bars Human Rights Watch Head Two Iraqi journalists shot dead after covering protests in Basra Reporter beaten and left for dead in northern Bangladesh High-Tech Police Weapons Do More Harm than Good Prepared Testimony to Commission on 'Unalienable' Rights Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women review of Pakistan Constitutional Court hears case against controversial snooping law ‘Gay Jesus’ Netflix Parody Sparks Censorship Battle in Brazil Vietnamese blogger released but forced into exile New El Salvador law, a victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency Killings and violence targeting ethnic group in DR Congo ‘may amount to crimes against humanity’ UN Charter and IHL complement each other to reduce suffering and preserve dignity Travesty of Justice for Seven Zimbabwe Activists US: ‘Unalienable Rights’ Commission Risks Rights Protections Ukraine must be less cagey about Sheremet murder case, RSF says New Salvadorian law, a victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency Somalia: Buzzing trade helps restore self-reliance Côte d’Ivoire: Authorities must uphold the right to fair trial of opposition members and their relatives Sri Lanka: Repeal Abusive Counterterrorism Law Being Homeless is Not a Crime Afro-Colombian women are risking their lives to defend their communities UNESCO and Idries Shah Foundation launch “World Tales” Short Story Competition A historic resolution to protect cultural heritage Arrest of Uganda’s Bobi Wine Spells Trouble for 2021 Election Nigeria: Rise in Cult Related killings in Rivers state Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China Russia: Escalating Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses Afro-Colombian women are risking their lives to defend their communities Bangladesh: Online Surveillance, Control Groups Urge NY Lawmakers to Stand Firm on Bail Reform The Assault on Consumer Protection Artur and Ahmed: Prison Mates in UAE Hell ICRC helps 7,800 injured and displaced people affected by violence in West Darfur Darfur: ICRC helps 7,800 injured and displaced people affected by violence in West Darfur Darfur: ICRC Assists 7’800 Injured and Displaced Persons Affected By Violence In West Darfur Second journalist jailed for defamation in Chad US: Close Border Discrimination Loopholes Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Zambia Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Review of Afghanistan India: Police Fail to Protect Students Hong Kong: Create Independent Investigation of Police Venezuela: Grave attacks against members of the opposition in the National Assembly Bangladeshi TV reporter attacked awaiting for justice More Iranian journalists arrested, mistreated in prison Fiancée of murdered Saudi journalist in Berlin for political talks Civilian Casualties: A Case for US Condolence Payments in Syria Civilian Casualties: A Case for U.S. Condolence Payments in Syria Protect journalists against religious intolerance, RSF and UN rapporteurs say on Charlie Hebdo attack anniversary Monday’s Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates Protect journalists against religious intolerance, RSF and UN rapporteurs says on Charlie Hebdo attack anniversary Malaysian reporter threatened after exposing conditions in primary school Meeting of Director-General and Iran’s Ambassador to UNESCO Meeting of Director-General and Iran’s Ambassador to UNESCO UNESCO trains members of Palestine’s new national mechanism for the safety of journalists Burkina Faso: Armed Islamist Atrocities Surge US: Trump Threatens War Crimes Against Iran FIRST PERSON: Cajun cuisine feeds expanding business Beninese reporter jailed for tweets, quoted official accurately Saudi Arabia: Repressive Site for Dakar Rally World Braille Day marks key communication tool for millions South Sudan: ICRC facilitates the release of 23 persons including 11 children Syria: Alarming humanitarian situation in the northwest Dakar Rally must not be used for Saudi propaganda purposes As Killer Robots Loom, A Push to Keep Humans in Control of Use of Force Transparency is in Fashion: Reward Brands that are Telling Consumers Where, How and by Whom Their Products are Made Pakistani reporter gets five years in jail on terrorism charge Malaysia: Military lawyers delve deeper into law of armed conflict at sea Yemen: 6 Saudi detainees repatriated to Saudi Arabia Yemen: 6 Saudi detainees repatriated back to Saudi Arabia Gabonese journalist could spend New Year’s Eve in prison Israel/Palestine war crimes probe ‘momentous step forward’, says UN rights expert Another denial of justice for two Cambodian journalists FIRST PERSON: ‘You can’t get paid for staring out of the window’ - How I proved my teacher wrong Jordanian change-maker encourages peace through youth cultural engagement Director-General condemns murder of journalist Ahmed Muhana al-Lami in Iraq Egypt: Rights Activist Assaulted Yemen: February to March 2019 ICRC activities Yemen: April to May 2019 ICRC activities Yemen: ICRC activities from June to July 2019 Continued airstrikes in western Libya ‘utterly unacceptable’, says UN mission chief YEMEN January 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES YEMEN April - May 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES YEMEN ICRC ACTIVITIES June - July 2019 YEMEN: February - March 2019 ICRC ACTIVITIES FIRST PERSON: Louisiana alligator whisperer’s ‘dream job’ Morocco: Free Outspoken Journalist Jailed Over Tweet FIRST PERSON: Accordion maker has ‘never had so much fun’ Women in Business 'must be knowledgeable and trust their knowledge' Pakistan blasphemy death sentence ‘travesty of justice’, say UN experts Journalist jailed in Morocco over tweet criticizing judge Women in Business “must be knowledgeable and trust their knowledge” UN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan FIRST PERSON: Community helping to heal New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina Independent UN rights experts raise alarm over ‘incommunicado detention’ of Chinese scholar Thai journalist gets two years in prison for a tweet Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists FIRST PERSON: Wine still helping heal, post-Hurricane Katrina FIRST PERSON: Feeling the milliner’s vibe Russian Authorities’ Bad Cheer to Environmental Defenders Refugees All Over the World Pressured to Go Back Home in 2019 Democratic People's Republic of Korea: Water supply and habitat projects Support Project for Emergency Department of Pyongyang Medical College Hospital Guterres stresses need for independent, ‘impartial investigation’ into Saudi journalist Khashoggi’s death UN chief stresses need for independent, ‘impartial investigation’ into Saudi journalist Khashoggi’s death Russia: Police Round Up Migrant Workers Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Bangladesh: Regional experts mull over challenges in IHL implementation FIRST PERSON: ‘Big Chief’ and the million beads Water Supply and Habitat Projects in the DPRK Bangladesh: First-ever wheelchair basketball tournament fosters social inclusion Brazil Needs More Pesticide Regulation, Not Less US: Mexican Asylum Seekers Ordered to Wait Gaza: A mother struggles to cope with life with three sick children India: Deadly Force Used Against Protesters Bozizé Returns to Central African Republic Much work needed to ‘target unacceptable levels’ of racism in Ecuador: UN experts Saudi Arabia: Drop Charges Against Saudi-US Doctor ‘Humanity, quiet dignity’ of workers profiled in US-wide photo project FIRST PERSON: Chef’s ‘labour of love’ key ingredient for life in the kitchen Jordan: Insufficient Disability Rights Funding Cambodia: Drop Charges Against Journalists FIRST PERSON: ‘Dog-dead tired’ with a boat full of crawfish UAE: Unrelenting Harassment of Dissidents’ Families Cameroonian publisher gets two-year suspended sentence after summary trial Older Venezuelans Also Deserve to Rebuild Their Lives Abroad Two Years After #MeToo: New Treaty Anchors Workplace Protections Going to the Bank for Food, Not Money Lebanon: Excessive Force Against Protesters Winter Looms for Lebanon’s Syrian Refugees Winter Looms For Lebanon’s Syrian Refugees UN independent experts ‘deeply disturbed’ by alleged mistreatment of detained Iranian protesters UN General Assembly highlights UNESCO’s leading role in the Education 2030 Agenda US: Extend Temporary Protected Status for Yemen France: RSF and 13 journalists file complaint about French police violence Multi-stakeholder experts’ discussions triggered in China on Internet Universality Indicators and AI development World Arabic Language Day 2019: The potential of artificial intelligence in the promotion and preservation of Arabic language Uzbekistan Must Now Live Up to “Country of the Year” Honor 10 Good News Stories for Children in 2019 Shutting Down the Internet to Shut Up Critics 10 Good News Stories for Children in 2019 HRW: Letter on Proposed Rule on Health and Human Services Grants Regulation DR Congo: No Justice for 2018 Yumbi Massacres Ethiopia: Bill Threatens Free Expression US Agency Could Pave Way for Anti-LGBT Discrimination Rights expert welcomes Pope’s decision to lift ‘veil of secrecy’ on child abuse cases Chadian editor subjected to shocking prison conditions Masterminds of Philippine massacre sentenced to life imprisonment UNESCO education stories from 2019 at a glance UNESCO Director-General condemns the murder of journalist Urooj Iqbal in Pakistan Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomes first-ever comprehensive report on media development Masterminds Guilty in Philippines Massacre African Union : IPSS and ICRC sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance partnership Police violence against journalists covering protests in India Egypt: Jailed Activist’s Life May Be at Risk DR Congo: No Justice for 2018 Yumbi Massacres The Victims of Corruption Deserve Justice UN recommendations should serve as roadmap to rights protection & reform in Ukraine Accountability key to addressing rights crisis in Venezuela HRW statement on High Commissioner’s oral update India’s Protesters Should be Heard, Not Assaulted Ill-Gotten Assets in Equatorial Guinea For Many of the World’s Children, Education Proves Elusive Surge in Garment Industry Transparency Fashion’s Next Trend Democratic Republic of the Congo: hundreds of people in dire situation after military operations in South Kivu African Union Chairperson assures ICRC of strengthened partnership A Game-changer to drive News Credibility: RSF and Partners publish JTI Standard on Journalism ‘Deliver justice’ for atrocity crimes in Darfur, top court prosecutor tells Security Council Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Global Refugee Forum, Venezuela human rights, breast cancer hopes Misery for Venezuelans continues ahead of 2020 elections: UN rights chief Bachelet Popular opposition radio station forced off the air in Benin Poland : polish court quashes order censoring local newspaper Human rights battlegrounds of the decade ICRC and Grundfos sign partnership for operational impact Surge in Garment Industry Transparency Greece: Unaccompanied Children at Risk Philippines: 80 Massacre Suspects Remain At Large ‘Watchmen’ Was Fantasy, But The Need To Discuss Reparations Is Very Real Tell Clothing Brands To Go Transparent Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Burmese Genocide of Rohingya at The Hague Joint Letter to Marcia Eugenio Re: ILAB’s List of Goods Produced by Forced Labor and Seafood Exemptions A Gay Film Sent an Entire Nation Into a Frenzy Rohingya Children Need an Advocate in Brussels Witness: How Israel Muzzles Free Expression for Palestinians Israel/West Bank: Grant Palestinians Equal Rights Turkey’s first lady and Turkish Red Crescent Society President visit Red Cross/Red Crescent Museum in Geneva Thailand: End Crackdown on Future Forward Party Bring global migration compact ‘to life’, urges UN chief UNESCO Director-General participates in inauguration of 41st New Latin American Cinema International Festival UNESCO Director-General visits the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve UNESCO Director-General participates in the celebration of CNCU anniversary Díaz-Canel receives Director-General of UNESCO Two indigenous languages are dying every month: UN Assembly President Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Refugees, indigenous languages, Niger, Syria and Kyrgyzstan UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, receives the commitments of young Caribbeans against climate change Cuban Foreign Minister receives Director-General of UNESCO Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Madrid climate talks failed: What now? World must ‘reboot’ approach to refugees, first UN Global Forum hears Gaza: corn on the corniche South Korea: Stand Up for Human Rights Samal Yeslyamova and Sergey Dvortsevoy: Cinema that mirrors reality 193 Countries Proclaimed Global Media and Information Literacy Week: It is now official! Update of customary IHL database – December 2019 RSF alarmed by violence against journalists covering protests in France Taiwan: RSF urges presidential candidates to commit to the strengthening of journalism Joint call for the UN Human Rights Council to take urgent action on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran in relation to the repression of popular protests "I'm Happy, But I Am Also Broken for Those Left Behind": Life After Manus and Nauru What Makes Gambia a Good Champion Of The Cause Of The Rohingyas “Crying Since Morning”: Trafficking Survivors’ Double Trauma in Nigeria Letter to New York State Governor Cuomo in Support of Senate Bill S5343 Reed Brody On What Makes Gambia Good Champion Of The Cause Of The Rohingyas Development Banks to Address Palm Oil Abuses in DR Congo “These Children Don't Belong in the Streets” Refugee Children Have the Right to a Full Education Moscow: 100 commanders attend biggest seminar in the world on rules of war Uzbekistan: Parliamentary Elections and Human Rights RSF yearly round-up: “historically low” number of journalists killed in 2019 Principled humanitarian action relies on trust Principled humanitarian action relies on trust South Korea: Stand Up for Human Rights South African photographer freed in Syria after three years as hostage UNESCO and Iceland establish center for sustainable use of natural resources and societal change Two bills before Nigerian senate threaten press freedom Iraq: State Appears Complicit in Massacre of Protesters India: Show Restraint at Demonstrations Ferghana news agency files complaint against site blocking in Russia RSF calls on Governor of British Virgin Islands to reconsider provisions of cybercrime legislation that could chill journalism Egyptian authorities release two journalists and delay four UNESCO pledges its renewed support for refugees’ education at Global Refugee Forum Senegal: Failure to End Abuses in Quranic Schools Cambodia urged to drop trumped-up charges against two journalists Jamaica to host 15th session of Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee Civil society groups urge Laos, Thailand to investigate enforced disappearances Dissent Is ‘Anti-National’ in Modi’s India Reckless Development Worsens Maldives’ Environmental Crisis New citizenship law in India ‘fundamentally discriminatory’: UN human rights office Radio journalist murdered in northeastern Peru UN human rights report cites ‘multiple root causes’ of deadly Chile protests Dr Karl: if you go with the Science, you end up with a more peaceful society Director-General condemns murder of photographer Albertina Martínez Burgos in Chile A Moment for Justice in the Central African Republic CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says Signing of a partnership between UNESCO and Peace and Sport Massachusetts Medical Society Supports Intersex Rights CAR policeman who shot reporter must be punished, RSF says Algeria: Prominent Rights Defender Imprisoned on Election Eve Tanzania: Burundians Pressured into Leaving UNESCO calls on its statutory board of basic science for foresight next mid-term strategy and the future of science Aalst Carnival removed from the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity test en Pakistan Should End Silence on ‘Disappeared’ Activist Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ethnic Discrimination a Key Barrier Intangible Heritage Committee inscribes six cultural elements and highlights two Good Safeguarding Practices Red Cross Red Crescent Conference: Over 160 States gather to address world's most pressing humanitarian issues 15 cultural practices join UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Heritage Free expression groups call on Arron Banks to drop SLAPP lawsuit against Carole Cadwalladr Why we urgently need to teach and learn about climate change Sierra Leone: Regional court ruling gives hope to thousands of pregnant girls banned from school The UNESCO Courier issue on indigenous languages and knowledge Winners of Young Humanitarian Writers Competition 2019 announced Yemen: Riyadh Agreement Ignores Rights Abuses New York: Cuomo Announces Pesticide Ban Building Momentum to Hold Companies to Account Pakistani man shoots ex-wife for working as journalist Action Needed to End Iraq Killings Intergovernmental Committee inscribes five cultural practices on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Heritage Wednesday’s Daily Brief: COP25 latest, Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ, Asia-Pacific malnutrition, rights in Egypt Explosive Weapons In Populated Areas, Opening Remarks by Peter Maurer at the 33rd International Conference Side Event Intergovernmental Committee inscribes ten cultural practices on UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Heritage Afghanistan Papers Detail US Role in Abuse US State of Ohio Proposes Extreme Abortion Ban Eleven Sentenced over St. Petersburg Metro Bombing Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar from accusations of genocide, at top UN court UNESCO Director-General visits historic Santa Clara Convent UNESCO Director-General visits restored primary school where José Martí studied Experts' Workshop Report on IHL and Islamic Law in Contemporary Armed Conflicts Amnesty International updates Citizen Evidence Lab for cutting-edge open-source human rights investigations Pakistani man shoots ex-wife for working as journalist India: Citizenship Bill Discriminates Against Muslims Cameroon: Victims of Boko Haram attacks feel abandoned in the Far North Cordial meeting of UNESCO Director General with Regional Office for Culture team Cambodia: Access to Information Bill Falls Short