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BRIEFING NOTES - (1) Ecuador, (2) Egypt

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:55 am | United Nations

A team of three from the UN Human Rights Office is due to visit Ecuador from 20 October to 8 November to look into allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the country in the context of the recent protests. More >>

Belarus: Lack of reforms and contempt for freedoms

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:54 am | United Nations

Belarus: Lack of reforms and contempt for fundamental freedoms raise concerns ahead of elections, says UN expert NEW YORK (17 October 2019) – The overall environment in Belarus remains hostile to dissident opinions and unduly restricts civil and political ... More >>

Antisemitism is toxic to democracy

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:53 am | United Nations

Antisemitism is toxic to democracy and must be addressed, says expert NEW YORK (17 October 2019) – Antisemitism is toxic to democracy and poses a threat to all societies if left unaddressed, warned the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, ... More >>

Situation in northeast Syrian Arab Republic

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 3:27 pm | United Nations

Joint Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Karen Smith, United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to More >>

Ebola on the run in DR Congo

Friday, 11 October 2019, 9:32 am | United Nations

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, ‘now we have to kill the virus’: UN health agency More >>

Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 3:53 pm | United Nations

More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed. More >>

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ in Syria

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:38 am | United Nations

Peace and SecurityThe UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the ... More >>

One billion people have preventable eye conditions

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 9:33 am | United Nations

A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its ... More >>

Wave of street protests in Iraq and elsewhere

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 11:38 am | United Nations

The United Nations is urging authorities in Iraq to allow citizens to exercise their right to freedom of expression after the security forces opened fire on mass anti-government protests which began earlier this week. More >>

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 11:35 am | United Nations

UN highlights milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors in DR Congo amid complex environment of conflict and mistrust More >>

States must act to stop bullying of LGBT students

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 11:32 am | United Nations

GENEVA (4 October 2019) – UN human rights experts have expressed their grave concerns about bullying, harassment and exclusion of LGBT people at schools, universities and other educational institutions, and called on States to prohibit and prevent ... More >>

Belgium’s resolution of child visa case

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 11:31 am | United Nations

GENEVA (4 October 2019) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has welcomed Belgium’s implementation of changes to proceedings for visa applications for children taken in under kafalah , or guardianship under Islamic law. More >>

Cuba slams US ‘criminal’ practices

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 12:02 pm | United Nations

At the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, the Foreign Minister of Cuba condemned the United States for imposing blockades and other “criminal, non-conventional measures” that are hindering his country’s progress. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla ... More >>

Holy See calls for Effective multilateralism

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 11:35 am | United Nations

As a precondition for addressing so many of today’s greatest challenges, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, State Secretary of the Holy See, told the United Nations on Saturday morning that “galvanizing effective multilateralism” is one of the most important ... More >>

China says ‘it will not ever be cowered by threats’

Sunday, 29 September 2019, 11:30 am | United Nations

In his address to the UN General Assembly on Friday, the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China declared that his country will not ever be cowered by threats or subdued by pressure, when facing the headwinds of protectionism. Wang Yi told the ... More >>

Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclear weapons

Friday, 27 September 2019, 12:37 pm | United Nations

The international community must join together to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the Foreign Minister of Israel told the UN General Assembly on Thursday evening. More >>

Sustainable development summit a reminder of human potential

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1:42 pm | United Nations

The first UN summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note, with Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed declaring that the two-day event had been a reminder of “the boundless potential of humanity ... More >>

Countries violate rights on climate change: youth activists

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 1:37 pm | United Nations

The failure of governments to act on the climate crisis, constitutes a violation of children’s rights, according to a landmark complaint presented to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child by 16 youth activists. More >>

At UN, youth activists press for bold action

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 1:20 pm | United Nations

At UN, youth activists press for bold action on climate emergency, vow to hold leaders accountable at the ballot box More >>

Collective erosion of two-State solution, continues unabated

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 11:48 am | United Nations

The “steady deterioration” of chances that a lasting peace can be negotiated between Israel and Palestine as two States live side by side, reflects a “collective failure” of leadership across the region and the world. “There is no other viable ... More >>



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