Month: October 2017

TOGETHER. Respect, Safety and Dignity for all

  We need to #JoinTogether to change negative narratives about migration. TOGETHER is a global initiative led by the United Nations to change negative perceptions and attitudes towards refugees and migrants, and to strengthen the social contract between host countries and communities. In the New York Declaration, all 193 UN Member States unanimously welcomed TOGETHER […]

Protecting LGBTI rights worldwide

  While many governments have made commitments for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, more than 70 countries around the world today still criminalise same-sex relations. Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Vitit Muntarbhorn, believes that global action […]

US rethinks Iran Nuclear Deal

  There is currently much talk regarding the US and the Iran Nuclear Deal. US President Donald Trump recently stated that he would not recertify the deal with Iran, much to the concern of the international community. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has spoken out on the importance of the deal with Iran, stating that it […]

Rohingya suffered pre-meditated human rights violations

  A new UN report, publicly released on 11 October, details the tactics administered to attack and drive away the Rohingya population in Myanmar. This report was released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and discusses the human rights violations committed by the Myanmar security forces and groups of […]

Hurricane Maria Flash Appeal for Dominica

Less than two weeks ago, Hurricane Maria ravaged through the Caribbean, tearing apart homes, wiping out key infrastructure and agriculture, and causing major flooding and landslides across several countries. Days, after it was hit by Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean island of Dominica, was completely decimated by Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm in the country’s […]

#BeatPollution

  The United Nations Environment Programme has launched ‘Towards a pollution-free planet’, a call to action for governments, business, local authorities, civil society and individuals to prevent and reduce pollution and clean up the planet helping to move the world to a healthier and more sustainable way of living. The report conveys five overarching messages: […]