Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country.
Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica
Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.
Women are being urged by a UN independent expert to “open their eyes” and form a “real sisterhood” to counter the “alarming backlash” against women’s rights underway in many parts of the world.
Tax evasion across the world is “shocking” and costs governments some US$3 trillion every year, according to a UN independent expert.
Governments, especially in developing countries, rely on taxes to support economic and social development.
The terrorists who carried out the multiple deadly attacks in Paris last Friday were promoting a “hateful ideology” according to a United Nations independent expert.
The attacks which left 129 people dead were claimed by the ISIL terrorist group, also known in Arabic, as Daesh.