A total 15 million children in the crises-hit Middle East and North Africa region are not attending school, a figure that is expected to reach 20 million by 2030.
The UN Human Rights Council is due to host a special session on Thursday on "the deteriorating human rights situation", following a request by Germany and Iceland.
The exodus of Rohingya was sparked by a 2017 Myanmar army offensive against the mostly Muslim minority, with the UN's highest court last month giving the green light to a landmark case accusing the Buddhist-majority country of genocide.
Amira Osman "never deterred from her mission," Dublin-based Front Line Defenders said in its awards announcement, "consistently (advocating) for democracy, human rights, and women's rights."
After years of requesting "meaningful and unfettered" access to far-western Xinjiang, Michelle Bachelet will finally stage a six-day mission to China starting Monday, her office said.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released the report on the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang. It took four years to prepare because China did not allow the UN team to visit Xinjiang until May 2018 when Bachelet visited the province. The conclusion that Bachelet reached in the report
In the video, the suspect, identified as Yaqoob, was seen tying the children upside down and then proceeding to brutalise them over their insistence to meet their mother. The suspect, a close relative of the family, was asked to look after the children.
The dueling statements at the UN General Assembly are non-binding, but highlight the global divide on China's human rights record — particularly as Beijing moves to flex its diplomatic and economic clout abroad.
In a first for the United Nations Human Rights Council, a resolution moved by Pakistan and Palestine, which urged countries to prevent religious hatred in the wake of the burning of the Holy Quran in some Western countries was passed by a 28-12 margin, and among the supporters of the resolution were countries from Africa and