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Transparency campaigner should be released from "arbitrary detention"

Human Rights Council. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The founder of the Wikileaks website, which has published confidential diplomatic documents, should be allowed to go free, a UN expert panel has said. Julian Assange claimed asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /
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 Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks Risk of Zika virus spreading in Europe Majority of migrants in Europe now women and children US$1.4 billion needed to get Syrian children back in school Tobacco industry using movies as "last frontier"
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Fresh evidence of mass killings in Syria prisons

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  Allegations of so-called "executions" by Syrian state actors have been published by a top UN rights panel. Citing…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Tanzania records "strong" economic growth in 2015

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Tanzania recorded strong economic growth of 7 per cent in 2015, according to a review by the International Monetary…

7 Feb 2016 / Listen /

A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights

One of the six new stamps to promote the UN Free & Equal campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality that were unveiled at UN headquarters ahead of their 5 February official launch by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The UN's become the first institution ever to issue a special collection of stamps in support of lesbian, gay,…

6 Feb 2016 / Listen /

UN body says Wikileaks founder should be allowed to go free

Julian Assange. Credit: photo taken from OHCHR video

The founder of a controversial freedom of speech website has been held in arbitrary detention and thus deprived of…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /

"Strong political will" key to ending FGM, says UN coordinator

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"Strong political will" on the part of governments to end the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, is…

5 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Benin responds to illness spread by tiny rat Symposium on safety of journalists seeks to preserve press freedom Changing "hearts and minds" over LGBT rights through stamps US$10 billion pledged but Syrian refugees need a future: UN chief
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