News in Brief 27 June 2022
- UN chief urges all nations to save the ocean at key conference in Portugal
- Ukraine Donbas situation ‘dire’ and deteriorating: OCHA
- Women at far greater risk of sexual violence than men from climate change: Bachelet
Ukraine: UN human rights office probe highlights civilians’ harrowing plight
Afghanistan’s hunger crisis is deepening, action is needed now, warns WFP
Sri Lanka: Bachelet urges restraint, dialogue as violence escalates
Widespread sexual violence against women and girls in conflict is being fueled by systemic impunity, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan said on Monday.
While perpetrators of rape and other forms of sexual violence must be held accountable, capital punishment and torture are not the answer, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday.
António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June 2020)
Sexual violence in conflict is a brutal crime, mainly perpetrated against women and girls, but also affecting men and boys.
It reverberates throughout communities and societies, perpetuating cycles of violence and threatening international peace and security.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages through regions of the world that are affected by armed conflict, survivors confront even greater challenges.
Syria’s warring parties agree to resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy
Bachelet leads appeal for help for South Sudan survivors of sexual violence
China urged to lift charges against Tibetan minority human rights defender
Authorities in South Sudan must address intercommunal violence if the nation is to achieve lasting peace, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday, in response to a recent escalation in fighting in the east and central parts of the country.
A recap of Wednesday’s stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to break cycle of violence in Iraq; UN chief voices ‘serious concern’ over Guinea-Bissau political crisis; IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening; UN atomic watchdog appoints new leader.