News on Human rights

11 November 2011
In the News
NAIROBI — Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape cases,... Read more
5 October 2011
HANOI—Joint international and national actions to end prenatal sex selection and discrimination against women should remain a priority for all, Nobuko Horibe, the Director of UNFPA’s Asia and Pacific Regional Office,... Read more
25 October 2011
NEW YORK — In October 2000, the UN Security Council passed its landmark Resolution 1325 as the first international agreement to specifically recognize the impact of armed conflict on women and their role as builders of... Read more
26 July 2011
UNITED NATIONS, New York — Discussion heated up at the "Crossfire" panel discussion as youth leaders and decision makers from around the world engaged in a frank question and answer session about HIV and young people.... Read more
5 August 2011
Tweet DADAAB, Kenya — "It is distressing to hear the stories of women with small children who had to walk for over 25 days to get to the refugee camp," said UNFPA Regional Director for Africa Bunmi Makinwa, who was... Read more
17 August 2011
Mobilizing Psychosocial Support within Libya and for Refugees from the Conflict
TRIPOLI, Libya — As conflict in Libya still rages, responding to humanitarian needs within the country and at the borders with Tunisia and Egypt continue to be a challenge. UNFPA’s country offices in the region have... Read more
20 July 2011
Tweet UNITED NATIONS, New York— On a mission to Haiti this week, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and Portuguese television personality Catarina Furtado toured a number of projects supported by United Nations agencies,... Read more
3 August 2011
Tweet UNITED NATIONS, New York — When a 26-year-old street vendor in Tunisia set fire to himself in an act of desperation, he also ignited a flame of protest that rocked the entire Arab region. Youth’s involvement in... Read more
27 May 2011
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania -– The ceremony began with the recitation of Utenzi, a form of Swahili narrative poetry. In a traditional Zanzabari style, two girls sang a sorrowful tale: “It is so heartbreaking to see that children... Read more
10 June 2011
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — In June 2010, southern Kyrgyzstan was ravaged by inter-ethnic clashes that devastated communities throughout the region. During the course of a few weeks, hundreds of houses were burnt, public... Read more