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End-of-mission statement of the UN Special Committee

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 11:10 am | United Nations

GENEVA / AMMAN (24 June 2019) – A United Nations committee* notes with deep concern the continued degradation of the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as a result of Israeli ... More >>

Venezuela: Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners

Sunday, 23 June 2019, 12:08 pm | United Nations

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards compromise’ 22 June 2019 Human Rights Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet ... More >>

Khashoggi killing a “premeditated execution” says UN

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 10:11 am | United Nations

GENEVA (19 June 2019) – Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a premeditated extrajudicial execution, for which the State of Saudi Arabia is responsible, according to a report published today by the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary ... More >>

Leave Behind Prejudice and Fear to Change Narrative

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 3:18 pm | United Nations

BANGKOK (19 June 2019) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is calling for a human rights-based approach to refugee movements in Asia that emphasizes shared values over differences which fuel fear and prejudice of migrants. Ahead of World ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's press encounter on Hate Speech

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:48 am | United Nations

Secretary-General António Guterres’s remarks at press encounter at launch of United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech More >>

Billions globally lack ‘water, sanitation and hygiene’

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 12:42 pm | United Nations

Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic handwashing facilities, according to a new report from the United Nations Children’s ... More >>

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:17 am | United Nations

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, condemned on Sunday the attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), and the car ... More >>

Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 10:16 am | United Nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). More >>

Secretary-General’s on his visit to the Pacific

Sunday, 19 May 2019, 10:41 am | United Nations

Over the past week, I have witnessed first-hand the impacts of climate change in the Pacific Island States. They contribute very little to the global climate emergency and yet, they are the ones that are being most affected. For some of them, climate ... More >>

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 5:29 pm | United Nations

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council More >>

Deadly Yemen airstrikes claim children’s lives

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:53 pm | United Nations

Deadly Yemen airstrikes that claim children’s lives in capital Sana’a, strongly condemned by UN More >>

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’: UN chief

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:49 pm | United Nations

Stop Tuvalu and ‘the world from sinking’ UN chief tells island nation facing existential threat from rising seas More >>

UNSG's joint press encounter with Prime Minister of Fiji

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:59 pm | United Nations

Thank you, your Excellency Honourable Prime Minister, for your words and especially thank you very much for the extremely warm hospitality I have been enjoying in your wonderful country. More >>

UN Secretary-General's address to Fijian Parliament

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 1:25 pm | United Nations

I was in parliament for 26 years of my life. Six and a half of them as Prime Minister. More >>

Secretary-General's remarks to the press at Pacific Forum

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 6:32 pm | United Nations

Secretary-General's remarks to the press with Pacific Islands Forum Troika (President of Nauru, Baron Waqa, Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, and Prime Minister of Tuvalu ,Enele Sosene Sopoaga) and Pacific Island Forum Secretary-General, ... More >>

Secretary-General: Visit with Muslim community

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 12:20 pm | United Nations

As salam alaikum. I thank this community very much for their welcome – particularly during this holy month of Ramadan. More >>

Secretary-General’s remarks to Māori and Pasifika youth

Monday, 13 May 2019, 12:22 pm | United Nations

Dear friends, it is an enormous pleasure to be here with some of the members of Generation Zero representing the very important leadership that youth around the world is providing to make sure that we are able to reach our central objective: ... More >>

Secretary-General’s remarks at encounter with Jacinda Ardern

Monday, 13 May 2019, 9:46 am | United Nations

Thank you very much Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. First of all, happy Mother’s Day. This is a visit of both solidarity and gratitude. Solidarity first of all with the victims of Christchurch, with their families, with the community, with the city ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES - Colombia and Myanmar

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:28 am | United Nations

We are alarmed by the strikingly high number of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened in Colombia, and by the fact that this terrible trend seems to be worsening. We call on the authorities to make a significant effort to confront ... More >>

One year after Ernesto Sernas García’s disappearance

Saturday, 11 May 2019, 11:27 am | United Nations

Mexico: One year after Ernesto Sernas García’s disappearance, UN experts denounce violence against human rights defenders in Oaxaca More >>



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