Bolivia

News in Brief 16 October 2020

  • COVID-19: ‘little or no’ benefit from remdesivir: WHO 
  • An ‘airlift of hope’ for Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council 
  • Bolivia: UN rights chief Bachelet renews call for free and fair elections  
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Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections

Top UN officials have called on all stakeholders in Bolivia to maintain calm and commit to peaceful conduct of the general elections, taking place on Sunday. 

Two paths before Latin America: democracy or dictatorship, Bolivian President declares

The Latin American region is at a crossroads, with a choice not between the political left or the right; between socialism or capitalism, it is in fact between democracy and dictatorship, between freedom and oppression, the President of Bolivia told world leaders, gathered virtually for the United Nations General Assembly. 

News in Brief 24 August 2020

  • As schools prepare to open in Europe, WHO advises on facemask use by children 
  • Bolivia: UN human rights chief urges structural changes to prevent crises  
  • Imprisoned activists in Egypt at grave risk of COVID-19: human rights experts 
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News in Brief 12 August 2020

  • COVID creates ‘opportunities for peace’, despite challenges 
  • UN chief urges ‘preservation of peace’ in protest-hit Bolivia
  • WFP chief pledges emergency food support to Lebanon
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News in Brief 12 March 2020

  • Countries free of COVID-19 must be better prepared
  • Yemen at ‘critical juncture’
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UN chief hails ‘positive developments’ towards ending political crisis in Bolivia

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed recent steps towards a peaceful resolution to the political turmoil in Bolivia.

Repression, use of force risk worsening Bolivia crisis: UN human rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use of force following the deaths of at least five protestors on Friday.

Thursday’s Daily Brief:  Envoy heads for Bolivia, ICC on Myanmar, dignity for sanitation workers, sterilizing mosquitoes

A recap of Thursday’s main stories: UN chief on Bolivian crisis; International Criminal Court to hear Myanmar genocide case; health risks for sanitation workers; farmers’ guidelines to conserve crops; and sterilizing mosquitoes to battle diseases.

Bolivia crisis: UN chief sends envoy to support peace, amidst renewed clashes

UN chief António Guterres announced on Thursday that he had appointed a Personal Envoy who would be travelling to Bolivia later in the day, to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president, Evo Morales.