Leaders from various Palestinian political factions have written a letter to the United Nations in protest against the removal of a report criticizing Israel for imposing an "apartheid regime" of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people.
A number of delegates at the latest United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) session have censured Israel over human rights violations against Palestinians, and accused the Tel Aviv regime of "apartheid."
The security situation in Mali “remains worrying” despite recent troop deployments and some progress on the country’s peace accord, the head of the United Nations (UN)’s peacekeeping force said Saturday in Bamako.
A Europe-based rights group has slammed the global community, particularly the UN and the EU, for hindering an independent probe into Myanmar’s crimes against Rohingya Muslims, warning that the persecuted minority group is suffering a “slow-burning genocide.”
Iran’s permanent representative envoy to the UN said Iranian women have crossed boundaries, overtaking university entrance exams, and are also highly encouraged to enter into medicine, science, technology and engineering disciplines.
The European Union has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate widespread crimes being committed by the government armed forces against persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.
A panel led by former UN chief Kofi Annan says Myanmar needs to close the squalid camps in Rakhine State, where thousands of persecuted displaced Rohingya Muslims have been trapped for nearly five years, and allow them to return home.
A senior Iranian diplomat says the international community must first put an end to “terrorism,” interventionism, and “ethnic cleansing,” among other threats around the world, in order to pave the way for the elimination of human trafficking.
While Iranians would bear the brunt of Donald Trump’s visa ban, which has been blocked on the orders of a US court, international officials say the country has quietly emerged as one of the most generous towards refugees.