News on Human rights

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
24 June 2011
HUNAN PROVINCE, China — A lively workshop session on gender equality started with brainstorming of commonly used Chinese idioms describing a good man. He should have a back like a tiger and a waist like a bear. He does... 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
19 April 2011
Tweet A revised edition of the Sphere Handbook, the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, was launched last week in dozens of countries. “The Sphere Standards have become the gold... Read more
12 May 2011
On May 9, UNFPA's former Executive Director, Ms. Thoraya A. Obaid, was awarded the Union Medal by Union Theological Seminary, making her the first Muslim - and the first Muslim woman - to receive it. The Union Medal,... Read more
18 May 2011
In the News
NEW YORK – UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake has highlighted the increasingly important issue of young people’s migration at an international symposium held at UNICEF House. “Today more people are on the move than... Read more
24 March 2011
Tweet Is  access to contraceptives a human right? If so, what are the consequences for governments and the way they provide health to their people? How does a human-rights approach affect the way international... Read more