UN Human Rights High Commissioner

News in Brief 31 March 2017 (AM)

UN chief disappointed over plan for new Israeli settlement in West Bank

The UN Secretary-General has expressed “disappointment and alarm” over Israel’s decision to build a new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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News in Brief 17 February 2016 (AM)

UN underlines support for Pakistan after series of deadly terrorist attacks

The UN has underlined its support for Pakistan in the wake of a week of bloody terrorist attacks across the country.

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Indications of “widespread” abuse in South Sudan crisis

The UN Security Council is being urged to take stronger action on South Sudan in the wake of reports showing that “widespread violations” were committed during recent violence in the country.

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Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize

A radio journalist from Azerbaijan is the winner of the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

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Yemen: Expulsion of UN human rights official "unwarranted"

The expulsion of a senior UN official from Yemen has been condemned by the global organization as “unwarranted” and “counterproductive.”

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Violence and impunity in CAR must end: Human Rights chief

Ending impunity for people who commit violent crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR) is essential to achieve peace and democracy in the strife-torn nation, according to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner.

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