Human Rights

Sudan: Coronavirus could be tipping point for ‘untold suffering’, Bachelet urges sanctions relief

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience “untold suffering” unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday.

Human rights ‘uplift everyone’; must guide COVID-19 recovery response, says UN chief 

The coronavirus pandemic is not only a critical public health danger, it is also a human, economic and social emergency that is “fast becoming a human rights crisis”, the UN chief said on Thursday, releasing a new policy brief on shaping an effective, inclusive response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Living apart, ‘we must stand together’ to battle coronavirus pandemic – UN rights chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is a “colossal test of leadership”, the top UN rights official said on Thursday, underscoring the need for “decisive, coordinated and innovative action from all, and for all”.