Bahrain

News in Brief 30 July 2019

  • UNICEF budget must triple to fight DRC Ebola outbreak
  • Execution of Bahrainis condemned by UN human rights office, amid allegations of unfair trial
  • Spread some kindness, on International Day of Friendship
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Thursday’s Daily Brief: impact of bad working conditions, Syria and Libya humanitarian news, human rights in Bahrain, families reunified in South Sudan

Thursday’s top news includes: A new report on the dangerous impact of stressful working conditions; the need to decongest Al Hol camp in Syria; a US$2 million allocation from the UN’s emergency fund to ramp up the humanitarian response in Libya; human rights concerns over a mass terrorism trial in Bahrain; and 6,000 children reunited with their parents and caregivers in South Sudan.

Women entrepreneurs need opportunities, not handouts

When it comes to growing their businesses, women entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities, not “waiting for handouts,” according to an official with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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Entrepreneurship and innovation “strong engines” for growth

Hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world are gathering in Bahrain to take part in a UN-led forum on innovation and growth.

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News in Brief 17 January 2016 (AM) – Geneva

Appeal to Iran over death row prisoner

The proposed execution of a prisoner sentenced to death in Iran when he was a minor must not be allowed to go ahead, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Bahrain authorities must end ‘systematic harassment’ of Shia population – UN rights experts

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today expressed deep concerns at what they see as “systematic harassment” of the Shia population and religious leaders, including stripping the citizenship of many, by authorities in Bahrain.

UN rights office urges Bahrain to review dissolution of opposition party

The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep regret over a Bahraini court decision to dissolve Al Wefaq, the country's largest opposition group, and urged the country's authorities to review the latest and other bans on organizations that were peacefully exercising their rights.

Bahrain: UN chief condemns dissolution of Al-Wefaq political party

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplores the dissolution of the main opposition political party in Bahrain, Al-Wefaq, and called for the resumption of an all-inclusive national dialogue aimed at peace and stability in the country and the region.

Bahrain: UN special adviser stresses urgency of de-escalating tensions sparked by protests

Noting the new protests and increased tensions in Bahrain triggered by the revocation of the citizenship of a prominent Shia religious leader, a senior United Nations human rights advisor called on the Government to ensure that the right to freedom of peaceful assembly is fully respected and that any response to the protests is in accordance with the country’s obligations under international human rights law.

Bahrain: UN rights office concerned at crackdown on human rights and political opposition groups

Concerned at the intensification of a crackdown on free expression and association, and the right to a nationality in Bahrain, the United Nations human rights office today urged the Government to ensure those rights are protected in line with the country’s obligations under international law and that civil society activists do not face undue pressure, intimidation or reprisals for their work.