Venezuela: UN human rights chief urges halt to violence, inflammatory rhetoric

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the recent violence in Venezuela, and urged the Government to ensure respect for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

Ban urges dialogue to defuse tensions, prevent further violence in Venezuela

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness at continuing reports of violence and loss of life amid protests in Venezuela, and urged that all efforts be urgently made to lower the tensions and prevent further violence.

UN expert applauds Haitian decision to probe alleged abuses by ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier

An independent United Nations human rights expert today applauded the decision by a Haitian court to order further investigations into alleged abuses committed by former President Jean-Claude Duvalier during his 15-year rule.

UN hails probe into former leader’s alleged abuses as ‘landmark’ step for Haitian justice

The United Nations human rights office today hailed the decision by a Haitian court to open new investigations into former President Jean-Claude Duvalier for crimes against humanity, saying that the move will help ensure accountability for past abuses.

UN rights office urges probe into Venezuela violence, calls for dialogue to resolve crisis

The United Nations human rights office today, deeply concerned about the escalation of violence in Venezuela, including the death of at least three people during protests on Wednesday, called on all parties to engage in dialogue to peacefully resolve the crisis.

‘Golden Rule,’ iconic Norman Rockwell mosaic, rededicated at UN Headquarters

A mosaic based a on a work by American artist Norman Rockwell, long a favourite attraction on tours of the United Nations in New York, has been re-dedicated following its restoration during the reconstruction of the Headquarters complex.