Human Rights

‘Sharp escalation’ in fighting across Myanmar’s Kachin state, warns rights expert

Raising alarm over a “sharp” escalation in hostilities in Myanmar’s Kachin province, a United Nations human rights expert has called on all parties to ensure greater protection for civilians.

Iraqi political candidates have ‘real appetite’ to work together – UN official

Politicians in Iraq are working constructively with each other ahead of this month’s parliamentary elections, a senior United Nations official said.