UN Human Rights Council Appoints Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
They will report to the UNHRC and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on alleged privacy violations, wherever they may occur, including challenges arising from new technologies. They will draw attention to situations of particular ...
Applications for Asylum Are Surging, United Nations Says
New York Times
About 866,000 people sought asylum in the world's industrialized countries in 2014, growing by 45 percent over 2013, according to numbers released Thursday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. One in five asylum seekers were Syrians ...
Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery
FILE: US actress and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ambassador Angelina Jolie Pitt during a visit to a camp for displaced Iraqis in Khanke, a few kilometres from the Turkish border in Iraq's Dohuk province, on January 25, 2015. Picture ...
UN Official to Visit Nigerian Refugees, Cameroon IDPs
Voice of America
GENEVA—. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has begun a two-day visit to northern Cameroon to assess the condition of thousands of Nigerian refugees who have fled assaults by the militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.