19 November 2013 – While a vast majority of the world's population has access to mobile phones, one third of humanity – some 2.5 billion people – do not have access to proper sanitation, including decent toilets or latrines, with dramatic consequences on human health, dignity and security, the environment, and social and economic development.
19 November 2013 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep concern about violent incidents in the Libyan capital of Tripoli which have left more than 40 people dead and hundreds others injured, and urged authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
18 November 2013 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced deep concern about the situation of overcrowding in prisons in Ghana which is leading to other rights violations such as poor hygiene and risk of diseases.
18 November 2013 – Beset by enormous challenges in extending the Government's authority, deadly inter-communal conflict, and human rights abuses by the security forces, South Sudan is “travelling a bumpy road” despite some positive signs, the top United Nations envoy for the world's youngest nation warned today.
17 November 2013 – In the first visit to Lithuania by a United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Sunday hailed the country for rising above struggles such as invasion, war and the horrors of the Holocaust and for upholding universal values such as tolerance and mutual understanding.
15 November 2013 – Welcoming the adoption of the first-ever resolution on people with albinism by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the United Nations human rights office today urged all African States to take action to protect and ensure the rights of these routinely mistreated people.
15 November 2013 – Tackling human rights issues in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is crucial to pave the way for justice and reconciliation in the wider Korean Peninsula, a United Nations independent expert stressed today.
15 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised Latvia’s multilateral efforts as he started a three-country tour of the Baltic States ahead of his participation in the high-level session of a United Nations conference on climate change being held in Poland.
15 November 2013 – A United Nations independent expert today called on Governments at a conference in Warsaw, Poland, to make concrete funding commitments to tackle the effects of climate change.
15 November 2013 – Recent clashes in Cambodia, in which police were seen beating individuals with truncheons and shooting live ammunition and rubber bullets from close range, must be urgently investigated to ensure full accountability for the use of excessive force, the United Nations human rights office said today.