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U.N. special rapporteur to visit Seoul for research on N.K. human rights

U.N. special rapporteur to visit Seoul for research on N.K. human rights

The U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea’s human rights situation will visit South Korea next week to gather information on the North’s human rights issues, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Friday. During the five-day stay that starts Monday, Tomas Ojea Quintana is expected to hold a series of talks with ministry officials, including Second Vice Foreign […]

President asks former U.N. chief Ban to help tackle fine dust pollution

President asks former U.N. chief Ban to help tackle fine dust pollution

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday sought the help of a former head of the United Nations to tackle the thorny issue of fine dust pollution, which could upset his country’s fragile relations with China. In a meeting held at his office Cheong Wa Dae, the president renewed his request for former U.N. Secretary-General […]

Legendary Kofi Annan-Bringing the United Nations Closer to People

Legendary Kofi Annan-Bringing the United Nations Closer to People

An overview look may suggest that UN has lost its battles; one after another, against the main humanity enemies: But, for a second thought, UN succeeded in them all, but our enemies are growing more aggressive, while the responsible world powers are not responding enough to their duties. So, along its career, UN needed legends […]

The 10th Annual Arab Report on Cultural Development Launched in Dubai

The 10th Annual Arab Report on Cultural Development Launched in Dubai

Since 2002, FIKR Conference constitutes a landmark in the history of cultural conferences in the Arab World, and an interactive platform for constructive exchange of ideas, expertise and leading experiences. The Conference raises every year and emerging topic affecting the Arab World and addresses it in a scientific, civilized and responsible manner. The conference brings […]

International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

The United Nations and 14 global rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has also strained ties with Washington. “Egypt’s civil society is being treated like an enemy of the state, rather than a partner for reform and progress,” Amnesty said in a […]

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, many of whom died in war zones but the majority were killed in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty, RSF stated in its annual roundup. It listed war-torn Iraq and Syria as […]

UN adopts a human rights resolution in North Korea

UN adopts a human rights resolution in North Korea

The United Nations decided for the second year in row to adopt a resolution that calls for referring all of the human rights issues in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. The United Nations General Assembly held the meeting in their headquarters in New York on 17th December, and the majority agreed on that decision, […]

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