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Myanmar: Türk Calls For New Thinking To End “Unspeakable Tragedy”

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 5:52 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

54th Session of the Human Rights Council Interactive dialogue on Myanmar Statement by Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, 26 September 2023 Mr. Vice-President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Each day, the people of ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Brazil

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 5:48 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Marta Hurtado Location: Geneva Date: 26 September 2023 Subject: Brazil A recent Brazilian Supreme Court ruling in favour of a case brought by Indigenous Peoples to reject time restrictions on ... More >>

End Overreliance On Punitive Measures To Address Drugs Problem – UN Report

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 7:13 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (20 September 2023) – A UN human rights report today calls for a shift from punitive measures to address the global drugs problem to the use of policies grounded in human rights and public health, arguing that disproportionate use of ... More >>

Strong Leadership And Political Will Crucial To Ensure Reparatory Justice For People Of African Descent – UN Report

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 8:22 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA/NEW YORK (19 September 2023) – An in-depth UN report focused on reparatory justice for people of African descent, published today, urges States to show strong leadership and political will in tackling the lasting consequences of enslavement, ... More >>

Türk Warns Civilians Will Again Pay Price As Syrian Conflict Fragments

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 7:02 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (14 September 2023) - The recent outbreak of fighting in northeastern Syria between Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and their Arab-led Deir-ez-Zor Military Council (DMC) has heavily impacted civilians and raises wider security concerns ... More >>

Afghanistan: Human Rights In State Of Collapse, Says Türk

Wednesday, 13 September 2023, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

54th Session of the Human Rights Council Interactive Dialogue on Afghanistan Statement by Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva, 12 September 2023 Mr. Vice-President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Human rights in Afghanistan ... More >>

Global Update By Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner For Human Rights To The 54th Session Of The Human Rights Council

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 6:35 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 11 September 2023 Distinguished President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, In my work with the United Nations over the years, it has become clear to me that development issues underlie almost every challenge we face. People everywhere want ... More >>

UN Human Rights Chief Welcomes Mexico Ruling Decriminalizing Abortion

Friday, 8 September 2023, 7:33 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (7 September 2023) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk has welcomed Wednesday’s judgement by Mexico’s top court that declared criminal penalties for abortion unconstitutional. He called for immediate action to implement ... More >>

Lack Of Participation Of People Of African Descent In Public Affairs Impedes Progress On Racial Justice & Equality

Tuesday, 5 September 2023, 8:52 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (5 September 2023) – People of African descent continue to face immense challenges to meaningful participation in public affairs in many countries due to systemic racism, marginalization and exclusion often rooted in the legacies of enslavement ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani On Continued Hunger Strike In Bahrain Prison

Saturday, 2 September 2023, 7:23 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (30 August 2023) – With a hunger strike by several hundred prisoners over conditions in Jau prison in Bahrain now into its 24th day, we are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of those involved. We note that since the hunger strike began, ... More >>

Comment By UN Human Rights Office Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani Following Coup In Gabon

Saturday, 2 September 2023, 5:24 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

We add our voice to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ firm condemnation of the ongoing coup in Gabon and deep concern at the announcement of election results amidst reports of serious infringements of fundamental freedoms. We call for human ... More >>

Hundreds Of Thousands Trafficked To Work As Online Scammers In SE Asia, Says UN Report

Tuesday, 29 August 2023, 8:12 pm | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (29 August 2023) – Hundreds of thousands of people are being forcibly engaged by organised criminal gangs into online criminality in Southeast Asia - from romance-investment scams and crypto fraud to illegal gambling – a report issued today by the UN Human ... More >>

Comment By The UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Volker Türk On Myanmar

Friday, 25 August 2023, 6:45 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 24 August 2023 Six years ago this week, Myanmar’s military initiated its latest brutal campaign in a decades-long persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State. In what has been alleged to be a genocidal operation against the ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: Afghanistan

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 6:51 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Jeremy Laurence Location: Geneva Date: 22 August 2023 Subject: Afghanistan The Human Rights Service of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) published a report this morning detailing ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Niger; (2) Haiti

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 6:38 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 18 August 2023 Subject: (1) Niger (2) Haiti 1) Niger UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk today expressed grave concerns for the people of Niger who have ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: World Humanitarian Day

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 6:36 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 18 August 2023 Subject: World Humanitarian Day World Humanitarian Day was established in response to a brutal suicide bomb attack 20 years ago in Baghdad, ... More >>

Niger Coup: Democracy And Lives Of Most Vulnerable At Stake, Says Human Rights Chief

Saturday, 19 August 2023, 6:13 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (18 August 2023) – UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk today expressed grave concerns for the people of Niger who have been forced to endure even more misery following last month’s military coup, calling on the generals to immediately restore ... More >>

BRIEFING NOTES: (1) Sudan; (2) Afghanistan; (3) Jordan

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Liz Throssell Location: Geneva Date: 15 August 2023 Subject: (1) Sudan (2) Afghanistan (3) Jordan 1) Sudan The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said today the “disastrous, ... More >>

Sudan: Turk Decries “disastrous” Impact Of War, Urges Accountability

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6:00 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (15 August 2023) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said today the “disastrous, senseless” war in Sudan – borne out of a wanton drive for power – has resulted in thousands of deaths, the destruction of family ... More >>

Comment by UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk on Niger

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 10:48 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 August 2023 I am extremely concerned about the rapidly deteriorating conditions in which President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger, his wife and his son have been arbitrarily detained. Credible reports I have received indicate that the conditions of detention ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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