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12.02.2021

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

COVID fuelling risk of recruitment and use of children in conflict, UN and EU warn on International Day

More children could be pushed into the joining armed forces and armed groups due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, senior United Nations and European Union (EU) officials said on International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, observed on Thursday. In a joint statement EU… »

29.01.2021

Face 2 Face with Nicolas J S Davies

Face 2 Face with Nicolas J S Davies

LIVE SHOW: Monday, February 1st at 3:30 PM EST On this show we are speaking with Nicolas J S Davies author of “Blood On Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq”. In his last article published in Pressenza, Mr Davies asked the question “Will Biden End America’s Global War on Children?” And… »

17.01.2021

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the entry into force of important new measures in Mexico to protect the rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers, including the end of immigration detention for boys and girls. Under the reforms, no children, either accompanied or unaccompanied, are to be held in immigration… »

25.12.2020

The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor

The virus that shut down the world: The yawning gulf between rich and poor

Inequality between the rich and poor worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty increased, for the first time in decades. In part two of our series on how the virus has changed the world, we look at the ways the pandemic has pushed back efforts to create more equitable societies. »

22.12.2020

In a Pandemic Year, Some Good News for Children

In a Pandemic Year, Some Good News for Children

By Jo Becker This year has been devastating for children. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the education of 1.5 billion students, pushed an estimated 150 million additional children into poverty, left many without caregivers, and increased child labor, child… »

20.12.2020

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

UN chief commends ‘swift action’ by Nigerian authorities as more than 300 boys are reunited with their families

The UN chief on Friday welcomed the release of more than 300 schoolboys forcibly taken from their school in northwest Nigeria a week ago, although others reportedly remain missing. After the release of the boys kidnapped by armed men from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara,… »

05.12.2020

Children’s climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what’s at stake?

Children’s climate change case at the European Court of Human Rights: what’s at stake?

The European Court of Human Rights finally has the opportunity to take on climate change. And it is taking it seriously, thanks to a group of 8 to 21-year-olds. In September 2020, four children and two young adults from Portugal – all witness to the extreme heat and wildfires… »

29.09.2020

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Pushbacks Against Surge of Arrivals by Boat From Lebanon Cypriot coast guard forces summarily pushed back, abandoned, expelled, or returned more than 200 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers coming from Lebanon during the first week of September 2020 without giving them the opportunity to lodge… »

22.09.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Five years since Angela Merkel admitted one million refugees to Germany, they have largely been a success story; violent protests erupt in Colombia after a man dies in police custody; a devastating fire breaks out in the refugee hotspot on Lesbos island, Greece; and children power… »

08.09.2020

Why should Universal Basic Income be regarded as a human right?

Why should Universal Basic Income be regarded as a human right?

Because it would provide something vital: the people’s survival.  And, it would have huge physical and psychological effects, individually as well as collectively. This extract is from the first part of the author’s contribution to the virtual event called “Universal and Unconditional Basic Income, an unresolved right”, organized by the… »

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