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.
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.
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.
13 November 2013 – The United Nations Human Rights Council has achieved significant progress in the past year, implementing an increasing number of mandates despite inadequate financial resources, the body’s President told the General Assembly today.
13 November 2013 – A United Nations independent expert today urged Qatari authorities to use the 2022 soccer World Cup to improve the situation of migrant workers and their families in the country.
12 November 2013 – The General Assembly today elected 14 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2014.
04 November 2013 – The United Nations Working Group on the use of mercenaries today urged Governments to recognize the need for a legally binding international agreement to regulate the use and activities of private military and security companies (PMSCs) to complement existing regulations.
29 October 2013 – Members of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today reiterated that they are not biased against Pyongyang, as they are poised to finalize their investigative work this week.
29 October 2013 – Human rights defenders who oppose large-scale development projects are increasingly being branded as ‘anti-government’ or ‘enemies of the State,’ a United Nations independent expert warned today.