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‘Much more’ can be done to raise awareness about the plight of persons with albinism: UN chief

On the international day to raise awareness on albinism – a rare genetic condition that results in the lack of melanin in the body – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater solidarity with people living with albinism, so they can live more empowered lives.

On ‘Zero Discrimination Day’ UN urges tackling everyday biases; ask yourself ‘what if...?'

To mark Zero Discrimination Day, the United Nations agency coordinating the global effort to tackle HIV/AIDS is challenging people to recognize where everyday discrimination takes place and take action to stop it by asking themselves simple questions: ‘What if the person you bought your vegetables from was living with HIV? Would you buy tomatoes from him?’

Davos: UN rights chief stresses leading role of businesses in ending LGBTI discrimination

With major companies joining the growing list of early adopters of United Nations standards to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, the UN human rights chief on Friday highlighted the private sector's crucial leadership role in ensuring the dignity and equal opportunities of LGBTI employees in the workplace and beyond.

UN forum explores ongoing discrimination faced by people of African descent

Participants from Europe, Central Asia and North America gathered this week at a United Nations forum in Geneva to explore ways to combat racial discrimination and to ensure effective promotion and protection of the human rights of people of African descent.

Death penalty in Iran applied “for all kinds of crimes”: UN expert

The death penalty is applied for many different crimes in Iran, but no official figures are released for who is on death row, or what they are accused of.

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UN rights office 'deeply concerned' over arrests of LGBT people in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia

The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern about a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), many of whom have reportedly been mistreated by law enforcement officials.

Appeal for justice for Iraqi rape survivors

Thousands of Iraqi women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by extremists should receive care, protection and justice.

Furthermore, children born to them as a result of such violence should not face a life of discrimination and abuse.

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UN rights experts say fight against racism must be 'unremitting to be successful'

The fight against racism must be unremitting to be successful, according to the oldest of the United Nations treaty-monitoring bodies, which opened its latest session in Geneva today.

Tanzania: Attacks on persons with albinism decline; local attitudes must change, UN expert finds

Welcoming a drop in the number of reported attacks against people with albinism, a United Nations human rights expert has concluded that this group of people in rural Tanzania continue to live in fear amid widespread attitudes that lead to violence against them.

UN Gender Focus: women's health, handmade dolls and human rights

Women’s health was Finland’s “sensitive issue,” says former premier

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