human rights

News in Brief 20 September 2019

  • Migrant shooting in Libya, ‘irrefutable’ proof it’s not safe, say agencies
  • Refugee safety a priority amid rising xenophobic attacks in South Africa
  • In Yemen, record 12.4 million food-insecure people receive food assistance
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UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims

Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals.

News in Brief 18 September 2019

  • UN and Red Cross chiefs unite for call to end use of explosive weapons in cities
  • Cameroon stresses commitment to tackle Boko Haram (#HRC42)
  • Mediterranean diet ‘must be protected and promoted’ for global well-being, says UN food agency
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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak out on climate crisis

A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.

News in Brief 17 September 2019

  • Justice for Myanmar generals is coming, rights experts insist
  • $50 million appeal for Ukraine households on contact line to keep winter at bay
  • World leaders should “take young people seriously” to fix planet’s climate crisis, says activist
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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Afghanistan ‘direct talks’ needed, Nicaragua rights crisis, Bangladesh monsoon and Libya detainees latest, Dorian update

A recap of Monday’s top stories: All Afghans must participate in peace process; Nicaragua’s rights crisis can be resolved says Bachelet; Rohingya refugees impacted by monsoon rains; Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda; and multiple donors show solidarity with the Bahamas.

News in Brief 10 September 2019

  • Nicaragua 'crisis' a major concern, warns Bachelet
  • Rohingya refugees face 'worst impact of year' amidst monsoons
  • Hundreds of Libya detainees to be evacuated to Rwanda
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Scourge of slavery still claims 40 million victims worldwide, ‘must serve as a wakeup call’

Incidents of modern-day slavery are “only likely to increase” as a result of some of biggest challenges facing the world today, a UN expert outlined in a report for the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.

Monday’s Daily Brief: Suicide death every 40 seconds, rights chief on climate change link, Venezuela, Dorian updates, desertification summit latest

A recap of Monday’s top stories: Someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds says new report; UN rights chief highlights climate change threat, and “devastating toll” on Venezuela; deputy chief Amina Mohammed says halting desertification is a key part of climate action; health agency pledges millions to Hurricane Dorian response.

News in Brief 9 September 2019

 

  • Climate change is undermining human rights, warns Bachelet
  • Human rights in Venezuela, suffer 'devastating toll'
  • Health agency pledges $3.5 million to Dorian survivors
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