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UN chief calls for ‘dramatic shift’ to transform education worldwide

UN chief calls for ‘dramatic shift’ to transform education worldwide

António Guterres was taking part in a Special Event on Transforming Education – part of the on-going High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and looking ahead...
UN rights council condemns Myanmar abuses, urges immediate action

UN rights council condemns Myanmar abuses, urges immediate action

In a resolution adopted without a vote, the Council strongly condemned all violations and abuses of human rights in Myanmar, particularly following the military...
WHO prequalifies the first self-test for hepatitis C virus

WHO prequalifies the first self-test for hepatitis C virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified the first hepatitis C virus (HCV) self-test which can provide a critical support in expanding access to...
Southeast Asia: Torture rooms and karaoke bars in gang-run ‘scam farms’

Southeast Asia: Torture rooms and karaoke bars in gang-run ‘scam farms’

There are estimated to be some 400 of these criminal enterprises in the Philippines alone. They are almost always operated clandestinely and illegally alongside...
Arbitrary detentions and impunity widespread in Libya, warns UN’s Türk

Arbitrary detentions and impunity widespread in Libya, warns UN’s Türk

“Trafficking, torture, forced labour, extortion, starvation in intolerable conditions of detention” are “perpetrated at scale…with impunity”, the High Commissioner for Human Rights told Member...
UN envoy highlights alarming violence and neglected humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

UN envoy highlights alarming violence and neglected humanitarian crisis in DR...

Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Bintou Keita, informed the Security Council of an attack on the residence of a Congolese politician, during which two...