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UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer

Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of United Nations rights experts has appealed to the Government for the lawyer’s immediate and unconditional release.

News in Brief 23 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Philippines urged to stop attacks and killings in anti-drugs campaign

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China, at UN Assembly, urges DPRK not to go ‘further along a dangerous direction’

There is still hope for peace, ‘and we must not give up’ on solving the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told world leaders at the United Nations today, while urging the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) not to go “further along a dangerous direction.”

Disabilities needn't be a show-stopper, say performers

A deaf and partially sighted musical dance act from China is putting on a major show at the UN to convey a positive message about disability.

The name of the troupe is My Dream China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe.

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News in Brief 31 August 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Cluster munition casualties almost exclusively in Syria

Casualties from cluster munitions doubled in the last year and civilians accounted for nearly all of the victims, the UN and civil society partners said on Thursday.

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Multilingualism promotes respect: Zimbabwean student in China

Growing up in a multilingual home has taught a young woman from Zimbabwe to value all cultures.

Gugulethu Jemaine Nyathi said having parents who speak different languages has served her well as she pursues an engineering degree at Jiangsu University in China.

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News in Brief 13 July 2017 (AM)

Death of Chinese activist a loss for human rights worldwide: UN rights chief

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World loses 'principled champion,' says UN rights chief on death of China's Liu Xiaobo

The top United Nations human rights official today expressed his deep sorrow at the news that China's “iconic” peace and democracy figure, Liu Xiaobo, has died at the age of 61.

Concerned about Liu Xiaobo, UN rights office urges access to jailed rights defender

The United Nations human rights office today expressed great concern about the health of Liu Xiaobo and urged access to the jailed Nobel laureate and his wife, Liu Xia.

News in Brief 4 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Cholera, diarrhoea present deadly risk to tens of thousands of children: UNICEF

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