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The head of UN human rights reports that in 2023, the number of children murdered in violent conflicts quadrupled.
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The head of UN human rights reports that in 2023, the number of children murdered in violent conflicts quadrupled.

During his worldwide briefing to the 56th session of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk claimed in a statement that the number of children murdered in international armed conflicts increased in 2023. In his opening remarks, the UN human rights commissioner said that in 2023, there were 72% more civilian casualties in armed conflicts, with children being slain than in 2022. "Warriors have pushed beyond the boundaries of what is acceptable - and legal - on many fronts, with utter contempt for the other, trampling human rights at their core," said Türk, expressing his shock at this development. Volker Türk condemned the reality that murdering adults and children had become routine. He listed the numerous transgressions of international...
Dr. Sribhavani Receives Prestigious 2024 Global Changemakers Award for Revolutionary Contributions to Education
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Dr. Sribhavani Receives Prestigious 2024 Global Changemakers Award for Revolutionary Contributions to Education

Recognized for Excellence in Education and International Impact June 19, 2024 — In a prestigious ceremony held last night, Dr. Sribhavani was awarded the 2024 Global Changemakers Award, receiving accolades in both the Education and International Icon categories. This esteemed recognition celebrates her groundbreaking contributions and unwavering dedication to education on a global scale.   Dr. Sribhavani's innovative approaches and tireless efforts have transformed the educational landscape, earning her admiration and respect worldwide. Her work has not only improved educational outcomes for countless students but has also set new standards in international educational practices. The Global Changemakers Award is renowned for highlighting individuals who drive sig...
Dr. Rinchen Chophel was elected as a member of the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
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Dr. Rinchen Chophel was elected as a member of the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

At the election held during the 20th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child at UN Headquarters in New York this morning, Dr. Rinchen Chophel, Bhutan's candidate for membership in the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), was re-elected to serve a four-year term from 2025 to 2029. The Committee also opted to include independent experts recommended by the governments of Mauritania, Kenya, Zambia, Belgium, Ethiopia, Georgia, Moldova, and Malta. The CRC, a group of eighteen independent specialists, oversees the CRC's execution. In addition, it is in charge of enforcing the Convention's two Optional Protocols, which address the selling, prostitution, and pornography of minors as well as their involvement in armed conflict. Dr. Rinchen Chophel curre...
Hearings on the Israeli military’s entry into Rafah are being held before the highest court of the UN.
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Hearings on the Israeli military’s entry into Rafah are being held before the highest court of the UN.

In response to a request from South Africa to put pressure on Israel to end its military operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where more than half of the population has sought refuge, the top court of the United Nations will begin two days of hearings on Thursday. Since initiating proceedings, South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice four times for emergency measures, claiming that Israel's military behavior in its conflict with Hamas in Gaza amounted to genocide. The most recent motion claims that the court at The Hague's prior preliminary decisions were insufficient to deal with "a brutal military attack on the sole remaining refuge for the people of Gaza." Israel has dismissed warnings from the US and other partners that any significant action ...
Gaza War: According to the UN, almost 450,000 Palestinians have left Rafah in just one week.
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Gaza War: According to the UN, almost 450,000 Palestinians have left Rafah in just one week.

The UN reports that during the past week, over 450,000 Palestinians have left Rafah as Israeli tanks are allegedly moving forward into the southern Gaza city. "People are always tired, hungry, and afraid," UNRWA, the agency that works with Palestinian refugees, issued a warning. In the eastern part of the city, where over a million civilians have sought refuge, the Israeli military claims to be carrying out "operations against terror targets". Another 100,000 Palestinians have been displaced by new Israeli operations in the northern Gaza area. Seven months after Hamas declared it had destroyed its local battalions, Israeli forces have returned to Zeitoun and Jabalia, where they believe the terrorist organization has reorganized. Before beginning the attacks, the military urg...
UN reports that despite debate over updated numbers, the overall number of casualties in Gaza has not changed.
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UN reports that despite debate over updated numbers, the overall number of casualties in Gaza has not changed.

On Monday, the UN made it clear that the total number of deaths in Gaza recorded by the Ministry of Health since the conflict between Israel and Hamas began on October 7 has remained constant at over 35,000. The explanation follows the publication of a report on May 8 by the UN humanitarian agency OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), which included updated information about the number of Palestinian deaths in the conflict. The UN agency cut the number of women and children thought to have died in the conflict in half in its study. The UN claims that rather than counting the overall number of women and children slain, it is now depending on the number of deceased women and children whose names and other identifying information have been thorou...
Following intense rains, flash floods claim more than 300 lives in northern Afghanistan, according to the UN
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Following intense rains, flash floods claim more than 300 lives in northern Afghanistan, according to the UN

According to the UN food agency, flash floods caused by exceptionally strong seasonal rains in Afghanistan have claimed over 300 lives and damaged 1,000 homes. According to the World Food Programme, those who have survived one of the several floods that have affected Afghanistan in recent weeks—mostly the northern province of Baghlan, which was most struck on Friday—will be receiving reinforced biscuits. According to state-run media, the floods in the neighboring province of Takhar claimed the lives of at least 20 people. Numerous individuals gathered on Saturday in front of the Baghlan hospital in search of their loved ones were seen in videos shared on social media. They are informed by an authority that while their employees are busy getting the remains ready for burial, th...
The UN reports that flash flooding in northern Afghanistan caused hundreds of deaths following intense rains.
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The UN reports that flash flooding in northern Afghanistan caused hundreds of deaths following intense rains.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. food agency reported on Saturday that flash floods caused by abnormally heavy seasonal rains in Afghanistan have killed over 300 people and destroyed over 1,000 homes. According to the World Food Program, those who survived one of the numerous floods that have affected Afghanistan in recent weeks—mostly the northern province of Baghlan, which was hardest hit on Friday—were receiving fortified biscuits. According to state-run media, the floods in the neighboring province of Takhar killed at least twenty people. Numerous people gathered Saturday behind the Baghlan hospital in search of their loved ones, as seen in videos shared on social media. They are informed by an official that while their employees are busy getting the bodies ready for burial, they s...
UN Expert: US Is Not Treating Student Protesters Who Support Palestine Fairly
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UN Expert: US Is Not Treating Student Protesters Who Support Palestine Fairly

The recent rise in student protest attacks on American campuses, according to a UN independent human rights expert, points to a "erosion of intellectual freedom and democratic principles within educational settings." UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education Farida Shaheed said in a statement at the conclusion of her official visit to the US, "I am deeply troubled by the violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators, arrests, detentions, police violence, surveillance and disciplinary measures and sanctions against members of the educational community exercising their right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression." The expert, who was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council, expressed her particular concern about the way demonstrators—especially those who support the P...
A historically Black Louisiana college is the second institution to postpone its UN ambassador’s speech in light of the protests in Gaza.
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A historically Black Louisiana college is the second institution to postpone its UN ambassador’s speech in light of the protests in Gaza.

In response to the students' protests in Gaza, Xavier University of Louisiana, a historically Black college in New Orleans, became the second institution to postpone the speech of UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. In response to criticism about Thomas-Greenfield's voting record at the UN from students and the community, the university changed its mind about the commencement speaker. Reynold Verret, the president of the university, made the announcement via email on Wednesday. In the email, Verret stated, "Everyone's goal is to have a commencement ceremony that appropriately honors the graduates and their achievements." "The great majority of students desire an interruption-free commencement ceremony. That being said, we will not be having the commencement speaker as sched...