human rights

News in Brief 21 March 2019

  • UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand attack
  • ‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up
  • Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response
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News in Brief 14 March 2019

  • More violence in Idlib frames Brussels Syria pledging conference
  • Build sustainable societies, by switching to Green initiatives
  • Amend drug laws to eliminate racial discrimination, UN experts say
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News in Brief 12 March 2019

  • In South Sudan, mothers teaching daughters ‘safer’ ways to survive rape
  • DR Congo: ‘New waves of violence’ likely, UN warns, unless State acts to prevent intercommunal reprisals
  • 2020 elections in Burundi could have major impact on human rights, says UN panel
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News in Brief 11 March 2019

  • UN Secretary-General leads tributes to UN workers who died in Ethiopia crash
  • UN chief sends condolences to families of Malawi flood victims
  • Human Rights Council-appointed expert calls for Myanmar investigation
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News in Brief 8 March 2019

  • UN rights team officially invited to Venezuela, paves way for High Commissioner
  • UNHCR opens reception centre in Colombia for vulnerable Venezuelans
  • We need to break down stereotypes, star of Oscar-winning movie Roma
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Human rights ‘core to sustainable development’: deputy UN chief

“Human rights are core to the 2030 Agenda, and sustainable development is a powerful vehicle for the realization of all human rights,” the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, said in a speech to the Human Rights Council, on Thursday.

News in Brief 7 March 2019

  • Women still struggle to find a job, let alone reach the top: UN report
  • Nearly 100 civilians a week are dying in Yemen: UNHCR
  • Three in four children with disabilities left out of education in parts of Europe, Asia: UNICEF
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News in Brief 6 March 2019

  • Tackling gross inequalities is key to solving major global issues: UN rights chief
  • $120 million needed to provide life-saving assistance to 3.8 million in DPR Korea
  • UN-led talks on Western Sahara announced in Switzerland
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News in Brief 5 March 2019

  • More than 70,000 flee spike in violence in Burkina Faso in just two months
  • UN rights chief’s ‘deep regret’ at Burundi office closure
  • Growing number of women parliamentarians worldwide
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News in Brief 4 March 2019

  • Air pollution: Seven million die each year from ‘silent’ killer
  • Growing global commitment to tackle climate issues: UN environment chief
  • UN housing rights expert urges States to own up to homelessness scourge
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