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Russia’s bid for re-election to UN Human Rights Council fails after vote

Russia failed to regain its seat on the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday during an election in the General Assembly, which voted last year to suspend Moscow following its invasion of...

UN urgently seeks $1 bln aid for Sudan conflict refugees

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and 64 humanitarian and national civil society organizations Monday appealed for $1 billion to provide essential aid and protection to more than 1.8 million people fleeing the...

UN rights experts call Iran’s draft hijab law amounts to ‘gender apartheid’

A group of UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts Friday expressed grave concern on Friday over a proposed law in Iran sanctioning new punishments for women and girls who fail to wear the...

Thousands trafficked into online crime in Southeast Asia, UN warns

Hundreds of thousands of people are being coerced in Southeast Asia by criminal gangs into carrying out online scams, often under the threat of torture, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) has...