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The severity of pain and inhumanity in Myanmar is unendurable.

During a planned meeting of the United Nations’ main human rights council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported that the ongoing crisis associated with the 2021 coup has significantly deteriorated in the past few months. “It has been…

The United Nations expresses shock at the return of public beatings and death sentences in Afghanistan.

The spokesperson for OHCHR, Jeremy Laurence, expressed disgust at the recent public executions of three individuals at sports stadiums in Afghanistan. “He stated that the practice of publicly executing individuals is a violation of their human rights.” He stated that…

The UN forum urges countries to work together immediately to avoid potential setbacks in achieving sustainable development.

The 11th APFSD began in Bangkok, with attendees calling for countries to quickly enact urgent measures, supported by strong and ongoing international cooperation. The serious caution implied that nations faced the danger of falling even further behind in their efforts…

According to a human rights expert, the compulsory enlistment in Myanmar indicates the junta’s sense of desperation.

According to Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews, the junta’s decision is another indication of their vulnerability and desperation. He urges for increased international efforts to safeguard at-risk communities throughout the country. The speaker warned that despite being injured and in a…

The United Nations Secretary-General stated in Doha that we all desire a peaceful Afghanistan.

During a two-day conference with regional and national special envoys for Afghanistan, António Guterres addressed the media and shared that all attendees were in agreement about the necessary actions, despite the absence of the Taliban. “We desire for Afghanistan to…

The ongoing deterioration of women’s rights in Afghanistan persists.

According to the latest survey by UN Women, International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN’s Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 745 Afghan women have reported an increase in harassment and restriction of their movements due to heightened police presence…

According to data from the United Nations, the Asia-Pacific region is not making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2015, global leaders agreed upon the 17 Goals which aim to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger, guarantee access to clean water and sanitation, and deliver quality education for all by the year 2030. The 2024 Report on Progress towards…

A severe weather event in Mongolia, known as a “dzud,” has placed 90% of the country in a state of high risk.

The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Mongolia reports that approximately 190,000 households of herders are facing difficulties due to insufficient feed, rapidly increasing prices, and increased vulnerabilities. Herding and livestock have traditionally been integral to Mongolia’s economy, culture…

UNICEF denounces the bombing of educational facilities in Myanmar.

The victims were male children aged 12 to 14 years old. Debora Comini, Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific at UNICEF, expressed strong disapproval of any attacks on schools and educational institutions. She emphasized the importance of these…

The United Nations’ human rights office expresses worry before Pakistan’s upcoming elections.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) condemned any and all acts of violence targeting political parties and candidates in the days leading up to Thursday’s election. Liz Throssell, a representative, stated that there have…