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Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members

14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York.

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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We are ‘burning up our future’, UN’s Bachelet tells Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council opened in Geneva on Monday with a warning from the UN’s top rights official that, with forest fires raging in the Amazon, “we are burning up our future, literally”.

News in Brief 12 July 2019

  • UN’s Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals, medical workers
  • UN human rights office alarm over death sentences for 30 men in Houthi-held Sana’a
  • Human Rights Council session votes to probe Philippines’ deadly ‘war on drugs’
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News in Brief 10 July 2019

  • UN chief briefs top counter-terrorism conference in Kenya
  • Rohingya refugees 'must' get Myanmar citizenship rights
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News in Brief 09 July 2019

  • 2030 education goal, unrealistic, UNESCO warns
  • New Essential Medicines List includes groundbreaking treatments
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Friday’s Daily Brief: Sudan power-sharing deal welcomed, hope for Venezuela talks, Rohingya camps flooded, Libya airstrikes update

Friday’s main news stories include: Guterres welcomes Sudan power-sharing deal; six children are among 53 confirmed dead after Libya detention centre airstrikes; Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Rohingya camps; and Bachelet calls for “time and space” in Venezuela.

News in Brief 05 July 2019

  • Six children among fatalities after Libya detention centre bombings
  • Dozens of lives lost as Mediterranean migrant vessel capsizes
  • Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Bangladesh camps
  • 'Time and space' needed for Venezuela reforms: Bachelet
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News in Brief 03 July 2019

  • UN condemns deadly airstrike on migrant centre as possible war crime
  • Situation in Myanmar is deteriorating, says UN human rights expert
  • UN experts say millions in Indian state of Assam dealing with ‘xenophobic climate’
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Thursday’s Daily Brief: dire living conditions in Idlib, migrants at US southern border, end in sight for trachoma, Human Rights Council

This Thursday, we cover: the dire humanitarian situation in Syria’s Idlib; living conditions at the US-Mexico border denounced by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); trachoma-related blindness on the verge of being eliminated; and updates from the Human Rights Council in Geneva.