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Sri Lanka’s “element of fear” is diminished, says rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, concluding his four day visit to Sri Lanka, delivers a media statement at an end of mission press conference held at the UN Compound in Colombo on 9 February 2016. Photo: UN Sri Lanka/Muradh Mohideen

Respect for people's freedom and their civil liberties has come a long way in Sri Lanka, but a so-called "element of fear" still prevails in some areas, the UN's top human rights official…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Fears over escalation of inter-communal violence in eastern DRC Hunger on the rise in South Sudan "Significant measures" to be taken against DPRK following missile launch DPRK missile launch "deeply deplorable" Transparency campaigner should be released from "arbitrary detention" 200 million girls "harmed" by female genital mutilation New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis
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Radio and "blue helmets" vital for UN peacekeeping says veteran chief

Jerome Longue in the UN Radio studios. UN Radio Photo/Matthew Wells

In countries where a disaster is unfolding or a conflict is in full swing, radio makes a big difference,…

10 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Efforts underway to provide isolated South Sudanese with food

An internally displaced woman seeking refuge from the ongoing violence in the swamps of Unity state, cooks her last supply of sorghum. Photo: FAO South Sudan

Efforts are being made by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in South Sudan to reach people in isolated areas…

10 Feb 2016 / Listen /

World can be "re-inspired" to work for humanitarian causes

Emergency Relief Coordinator Briefs Press on Report for World Humanitarian Summit.  UN Photo/Mark Garten

The international community needs to be "re-inspired" ahead of a key summit due to be held in Istanbul in…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

30,000 foreign terrorist fighters actively engaged with ISIL


Around 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters originating from over 100 countries are actively engaged with the ISIL or associated groups.…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

World drug problem is a "women's rights issue"


An increase in drug addiction means an increase in violence against women. That's the view of Pakistani MP, Asiya…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Pain of genital cutting remains with Kenyan activist Haitians turn to radio following 2010 earthquake Radio can be "difference between life and death" in emergencies Fresh evidence of mass killings in Syria prisons
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