Genocide Prevention

News in Brief 29 April 2019

  • Civilians need ‘urgent’ help amid Tripoli airstrikes, clashes
  • UN, global health agencies sound alarm on drug-resistant infections
  • UN’s prevention of genocide official co-hosts summit to tackle hate speech
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Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings

The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

In a time of rising xenophobia, more important than ever to ratify Genocide Convention

Speaking ahead of the UN Day commemorating victims of genocide, the UN chief has called for every country to ratify the Genocide Convention, which still has not been ratified by 45 UN Member States, despite being adopted at the General Assembly 70 years ago.

Unprecedented 'level of barbarity': UN genocide chief on Rohingya visit

Rohingya refugees who have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar have suffered an unprecedented “level of barbarity”, according to the head of the UN’s Office on Genocide Prevention.

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