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Experts urge Turkey to adhere to human rights obligations

Monday, 22 August 2016, 1:58 pm | United Nations

UN experts urge Turkey to adhere to its human rights obligations even in time of declared emergency More >>

Secretary General on Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Monday, 8 August 2016, 4:56 pm | United Nations

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by world leaders last year, is predicated on the principle of leaving no one behind in the journey to a world of peace and dignity, opportunity and prosperity. Among those most vulnerable to ... More >>

Zeid condemns ISIL atrocities in Iraq

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:18 am | United Nations

GENEVA (5 July 2016) – As the death toll after Sunday’s suicide bomb in Baghdad continued to climb to well above 150, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the terrible loss of innocent lives. The High ... More >>

UN Secretary-General on terrorist attacks in Turkey

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:31 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport. He expresses his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Turkey. He wishes a speedy recovery ... More >>

UN Secretary-General on the 'Brexit' vote

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 9:07 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General has followed discussions surrounding the referendum in the United Kingdom closely. The vote to leave the European Union came at the end of intensive deliberations and rich discussions, not just in the United Kingdom, but across Europe. More >>

Conservation of threatened species of aquatic life

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:44 pm | United Nations

Asia-Pacific countries work to protect and maintain trade in seafood while improving conservation of threatened species of aquatic life Penang, Malaysia, 22/04/2016 – With an international net closing in on the trade in threatened species of aquatic ... More >>

Growing military role in Thai Government

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:43 pm | United Nations

UN Human Rights Chief deeply concerned at growing military role in Thai Government GENEVA (22 April 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday expressed growing concern about the military’s deepening role in Thailand’s ... More >>

CRPD publishes findings

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:26 pm | United Nations

Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Portugal, Thailand, Chile, Slovakia, Serbia, Lithuania and Uganda GENEVA (22 April 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons (CRPD) with disabilities has published ... More >>

UN on Climate Change

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:03 pm | United Nations


UNSG: International Day of Sport for Development And Peace

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 11:18 am | United Nations

U N I T E D N A T I O N S N A T I O N S U N I E S More >>

Some European States showing disregard for human rights

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 12:34 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (16 March 2016) – Europe cannot shrug off its responsibility for migrants and pass the buck to Turkey, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau. More >>

UN Secretary-General on the terrorist bombing in Ankara

Monday, 14 March 2016, 11:56 am | United Nations

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara earlier today. According to the latest reports, the explosion in the Kizilay district killed and wounded dozens of people. More >>

NZ's human rights record faces review by UN Committee

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 1:08 pm | United Nations

GENEVA (9 March 2016) – New Zealand’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee on 14 and 15 March in Geneva. More >>

Statement on Fiji, Tropical Cyclone Winston

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:44 am | United Nations

(New York, 22 February 2016) I am concerned by the devastating impact on Fiji of Tropical Cyclone Winston, which has so far claimed at least 21 lives and affected hundreds of thousands of people. This cyclone is reportedly the strongest ever to ... More >>

UN urges Western Australia to spurn anti-protest law

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 10:00 am | United Nations

GENEVA (15 February 2016) – Three United Nations human rights experts have urged the State Parliament of Western Australia not to adopt new legislation which would result in criminalising lawful protests and silencing environmentalists and human ... More >>

Statement of the International Syria Support Group

Friday, 12 February 2016, 3:40 pm | United Nations

Meeting in Munich on February 11 & 12, 2016, as the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), the Arab League, China, Egypt, the EU, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Oman, Qatar, Russia, ... More >>

Best interests of the child must come first

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:35 am | United Nations

GENEVA (3 February 2016) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has reminded the Australian authorities that, under the terms of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Australia is a party, the best interests of the child should ... More >>

Possible transfer of 267 people from Australia to Nauru

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 10:21 am | United Nations

GENEVA (3 February 2016) - We are very concerned about the situation of the 267 people, including up to 80 children, at risk of being transferred from Australia to Nauru following the High Court’s decision delivered this morning in Canberra. More >>

Human rights abuses during South Sudan peace process

Friday, 22 January 2016, 9:50 am | United Nations

JUBA/GENEVA (21 January 2016) – Widespread human rights violations and abuses have been committed in South Sudan by all parties to the conflict since December 2013, including hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, sexual ... More >>

UN Secretary General on Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou

Sunday, 17 January 2016, 2:06 pm | United Nations

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Terrorist Attacks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso The Secretary-General condemns the heinous terrorist attacks carried out on 15 January in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which resulted in ... More >>



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