14.02.02 - HUMAN RIGHTS

UN experts report: Business ‘dragging its feet’ on human rights worldwide

Too many businesses are putting profit above human rights and “ignoring” their obligations, while governments fail to “regulate and lead by example”, according to a United Nations human rights report, published on Tuesday.

Mali not fulfilling its ‘sovereign role’ in protecting its people: UN human rights expert

In an effort to better protect people and their property throughout Mali, the international community must honour commitments to help reduce violent extremism, chronic insecurity and ineffective government, said the United Nations expert on human rights in the country, Alioune Tine, on Thursday.

Looking forward to feminism’s future: “Step it Up” to Planet 50/50

2017 was a watershed year for women and women’s rights around the world.

From the Global Women’s March last January, to the #MeToo movement, women around the world stood up and demanded their right to be heard.

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News in Brief 19 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

UN rights chief Zeid in probe call after Israeli military shoot disabled protester

The fatal shooting by the Israeli military of a wheelchair-bound demonstrator from Gaza was a “wanton act” that merits an independent investigation, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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UN Gender Focus: Voice for sexual abuse victims, men and AIDS and an award for women scientists in Nepal

UN advocate to give voice to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse

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Horrors of sexual violence against Syrian boys and men revealed

Disturbing details have emerged of a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief “horrified” by reports of alleged slavery of migrants in Libya

The UN Secretary-General is calling for an investigation into reports of alleged slavery of migrant workers in Libya.

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'We need to embrace human diversity': UN disability rights expert

A change of mentality is needed in order to realize greater inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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UN Daily News Programme 25 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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News in Brief 25 October 2017 (AM)

WHO strengthens health services in Raqqa, Syria

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