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UN human rights office welcomes moves to curtail spread of hatred and violence online

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote...

More ‘can and must be done’ to eradicate caste-based discrimination in Nepal

Shocked over the killing last weekend of five men in Nepal, who had planned to escort home one of their girlfriends from a...

Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO

Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That’s the...

US must take ‘serious action’ to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans

The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis,...

Latin America and Caribbean: Millions more could miss meals due to COVID-19 pandemic

Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according...

Security Council: Paralysis and ‘political infighting’ must end, to boost COVID-19 fight, says EU foreign affairs chief

 The global coronavirus pandemic is testing the multilateral system like never before and the Security Council must stop the “infighting”, and step up to the...

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António...

Yemen: Humanitarians seeking $2.41 billion to keep aid flowing amid COVID-19 pandemic

UN agencies and their global partners are seeking $2.41 billion to fight COVID-19 spread in Yemen while continuing to support millions affected by...

Turning your emergency donation into instant aid with Blockchain

In times of crisis, traditional aid distributions of food, shelter and other emergency supplies are not always the best or most efficient way...

Madness in Madrid: What did the latest round of UN climate negotiations deliver?

Is the UN conference on climate change doing its job? We reflect on the discussions, lack of outcomes and hope for the...

How your donation is helping train future female leaders in Pakistan

Many 17-year-olds look forward to the moment when they can legally vote but not many plan to stand for election the same year. Samreen...

Australia is learning firsthand what our neighbours have suffered for years

By Simon Bradshaw, Advocacy Lead This summer, my family — like many others across Australia — has been going through an ominous morning routine. We...

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George Floyd: Curfews extended as US protests spread – Live

Thousands expected to protest for another night as outrage over police brutality spreads across US, and worldwide. Source link

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The protests over the death of George Floyd have opened a divisive political debate between Democrats and Republicans. Source link

Trump says US will designate Antifa 'terrorist organisation'

Legal experts say such a move would raise serious First Amendment and due process concerns. Source link

Protesters, footballers worldwide show solidarity, demand justice for George Floyd

Protesters took the streets in a number of cities, including London and Copenhagen, while footballers in Germany displayed their solidarity with anti-racism demonstrations...