The new diplomatic move comes amid Japan’s demands for exerting pressure on North Korea through sanctions to give up its nuclear weapons.
Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow their return home.
The UN Security Council will meet on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
On Tuesday, Venezuela’s powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez said he resigned from his job as UN envoy on orders of the President of Venezuela.
While United Nations special rapporteur Leo Heller’s report argued that the question of water supply and drinking water had also been overlooked, the Centre sharply rejected these claims.
Not all of the allegations have been verified and some are in preliminary assessment phase, said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
Dispatched by President Donald Trump to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, Haley’s trip was one of the first tangible signs of interest in Africa by the nine-month old administration.
UN humanitarian agencies have not been able to access northern Rakhine to deliver aid since the attacks on police stations in August triggered an army crackdown.
She voiced deep outrage over the harassment of journalists and added that progress on women’s rights was extremely slow as well.
Rohingya refugees have testified about a “consistent, methodical pattern” of killings, torture, rape and arson, UN human rights investigators said.
Much of the process has been delayed by Sri Lankan government amid worries it will lose popularity among Sinhala Buddhists, Sri Lanka’s majority community.
Mugabe, 93, is blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy and for numerous human rights abuses during his 37 years leading the country.
Among UNESCO’s objectives is to promote free, independent, and pluralistic media in order to enhance freedom of expression and information around the world.
UN aid agencies have not had access to the shrinking Rohingya population in northern Rakhine state since the August 25 coordinated insurgent attacks on police posts and army campaign.
Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state has been dogged by rumors about rifts with Trump over policy.
The international organisation has admitted that its peacekeepers introduced cholera to the island and sexually abused women who lived near UN camps.
Credible information indicates that the Myanmar security forces purposely destroyed the property of the Rohingyas and entire villages in northern Rakhine State.
The issue was raised by Pakistan during a debate on decolonisation in the fourth committee of the UN General Assembly.
The dramatic exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s northwest is putting pressure on Western policymakers to take action.
ICAN cannot become a serious step towards disarmament unless nuclear possessors accept to eliminate their arsenals.
With lengthy, arduous peace efforts failing, South Sudan is facing its gravest humanitarian crisis in years.
Hospitals, schools and people fleeing violence have been “targeted by direct air strikes” that may amount to war crimes, the UN said.
India emphasised that effective multilateralism and international rule of law require that global governance structures reflect contemporary realities.
From 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the Minamata Bay in Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today.
The March 30 air strike in the northern Syrian town of Latamneh injured around 70 people who suffered nausea, foaming at the mouth and muscle spasms.
Any resolution imposing economic or military sanctions on Myanmar is likely to be vetoed either by China or Russia – or both.
There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar.
Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.
“The bottom line? This is a deplorable situation. This is as bad as it gets. We need 75 million for the next six months.”
The ‘Lion of Al-Lat’ statue was one of several ancient monuments damaged by ISIS at Palmyra, the ancient city in central Syria.
Myanmar’s representative on the council, Hau Khan Sum, said the mission was “not helpful; it is not in line with the situation on the ground.”
The effort aims to end the turmoil that developed in Libya after the 2011 NATO-backed uprising ended Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule.
The possibility of the Council issuing an official statement has not been ruled out though a stronger resolution is likely to be vetoed by China and Russia.
Myanmar said before the mass graves were found that more than 400 people had been killed, most of them insurgents.
Older generations of Iraq’s Kurds suffered during Hussien’s Anfal campaign, and want to see their struggle for national independence come to fruition.
More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.
Adversaries need to recognise that India’s cyber capabilities – and its intent to act on them – will be enough to overcome any cyber-attack or border provocation they launch.
Denying the possibility of harbouring the Taliban, he said what Pakistan is not prepared to do, is to fight the Afghanistan war on Pakistan’s soil.
India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka are included in the list that indicts 29 states as using a host of violent, retaliatory measures to silence human rights activists.