Gender equality a “driver” in fighting violence against women and girls
Reform of the United Nations took centre stage this Monday as 128 countries backed a pledge to reshape the global organization.
UN chief stresses solidarity with refugees on International Day of Peace
Refugees are the focus of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Peace, observed annually on 21 September.
When he took office in January of this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged to reach gender parity across the global organization.
Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud writes poetry to draw attention to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, as well as the global refugee crisis.
The Sudanese poet, who currently lives in the United States, recently visited El Fasher, Darfur.
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Europe: Refugee and migrant arrivals drop but dangers persist, says UNHCR
UN appoints first Victims’ Rights Advocate
The United Nations has appointed an advocate for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse.
A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.
Appeal for justice for ISIL’s women victims in Iraq
Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice.