UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

News In Brief 10 September 2018

  • Everyone has a role to play in combatting global corruption
  • New UN rights chief underscores the importance of multilateralism
  • It’s important to talk about suicide: WHO
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News in Brief 06 October 2017 (PM)

Nobel prize for group opposing nuclear weapons, praised by UN chief

The announcement on Friday that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an international group campaigning to abolish nuclear weapons reminds the world of the “catastrophic risk” they pose.

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (AM)

Appeal for justice for ISIL’s women victims in Iraq

Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice.

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News in Brief 9 May 2017 – (PM)

“The Elders” explain why multilateralism matters

A group of independent global leaders working together for peace and security called the “The Elders” spoke on the importance of multilateralism at the UN on Tuesday.

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Rape chants lay bare Burundi terror campaign: UN human rights chief

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed deep alarm at a widespread pattern of rallies in Burundi where members of the ruling party’s youth wing chant about impregnating and killing their oppo

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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe

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News in Brief 20 February 2016 (PM)

Aid agencies in Iraq brace for impact of western Mosul military campaign

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“New and alarming patterns” of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid

The practice of enforced disappearance is not decreasing, it’s “morphing”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.

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Fears that DR Congo violence is spreading

At least 40 civilians have been killed by security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past week, the UN said on Friday, a sign of growing instability in the country.

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Aleppo spotlight as UN Human Rights Council holds special session

Horrific violence in Syria’s Aleppo was the focus of an extraordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, which ended with a call for a special inquiry into dramatic recent events in the city.

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