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Philippines: UN experts urge Government to address spiralling rights violations

A group of United Nations experts has urged the Government of the Philippines to immediately address reported human rights violations, including murder, threats against indigenous peoples and the summary execution of children.

UN joins international community to salute park rangers' dedication and commitment

Park rangers across the world face increasing challenges and risks due to a surge in poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife, the head of the United Nations entity on protection of endangered species today said, honouring the work of park rangers in protecting wild animals, plants and culture.

DRC's Kasai region one of world's 'largest displacement crises' for children – UNICEF

Waves of violent conflict in the Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have forced more than one million people, including hundreds of thousands of children from their homes, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

Afghanistan: UN Mission condemns suicide attack against Iraqi embassy in Kabul

The United Nations political mission in Afghanistan today denounced an attack on the embassy of Iraq saying it is another attack aimed at the international community but where Afghan civilians bear the brunt of the violence.

Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

Mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to reach 4.3 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to a new report released by the United Nations telecommunications agency.

UN rights experts say fight against racism must be 'unremitting to be successful'

The fight against racism must be unremitting to be successful, according to the oldest of the United Nations treaty-monitoring bodies, which opened its latest session in Geneva today.

In Central African Republic, UN peacekeeping chief underscores political solution to end violence

The top United Nations peacekeeping official is in the Central African Republic where he today discussed the security situation and the political process, while paying homage to three UN 'blue helmets' killed in the line of duty in recent days.

Venezuela: UN rights office urges all parties to refrain from violence amid protests over weekend polls

The United Nations human rights office has expressed regret that at least 10 people died in Venezuela over the weekend amid clashes between security forces and protestors opposing the Constituent Assembly elections, a spokesman for the Secretary-General said today.

'Act now' to help and protect trafficking victims, UN urges on World Day against the scourge

Criminal groups feed off the instability created by conflicts, and as links between wars, trafficking and migrant smuggling become more widely known, the United Nations is calling on the international community to act now to help and protect trafficking victims and to end this crime forever.

In Honduras, senior UN official urges protection of human rights defenders

Visiting a newly established United Nations human rights office in Honduras, a senior official today stressed the need to protect human rights defenders in the country.