human rights

Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts on Narcotic Drug Control, Human Rights, Technology for Development, as Coordination, Management Session Continues

Continuing its annual coordination and management segment, the Economic and Social Council today adopted a range of texts on such issues as narcotic drug control, human rights, and science and technology for development as it reviewed the w...Read More

Focus on Accessible Treatment, Reproductive Rights Vital for Eliminating Health Gaps, Gender Discrimination, Speakers Tell High-Level Political Forum

Speakers today voiced deep concern at the continued prevalence of the long‑standing — and often intersecting — challenges of gender discrimination and health inequality, as the Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum on Sus...Read More

UNITED NATIONS CHILD RIGHTS COMMITTEE URGES ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PLIGHT OF SYRIA’S CHILDREN

GENEVA (20 April 2017) – The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has called for accountability for the reprehensible acts being committed against children in Syria. “Yet again, children are bearing the brunt of horrific atta...Read More