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UN expert warns of 'stark increase' in hate crimes across UK, post-Brexit vote

Sounding an alarm over a “stark increase” in hate crimes across the United Kingdom as well as “widespread discrimination” faced by ethnic minorities, a United Nations independent rights expert has called on the country to “comprehensively” combat racism and bias.

UN rights experts voice concerns about ‘structural racism’ in United Kingdom

United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns about racism rooted in the fabric of the United Kingdom’s society, given the disproportionate number of people of African descent and of ethnic minorities dying due to excessive use of force by State security.

UN must reform, ‘win our trust’ by proving it can deliver, UK leader tells General Assembly

The world is currently facing a raft of challenges “that test who we are,” the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom told the General Assembly, noting that while many, such as terrorism – which struck her country five times this year – did not recognize international borders, they could be addressed by a strong, agile United Nations that upholds global order and values

Politics prevailed over promises by France and UK in handling of children at Calais ‘Jungle’ – UN experts

The Governments of France and the United Kingdom fell seriously short of their obligations under the international child rights convention by inadequately handling the situation of minors living at the Calais migrant camp in France, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has said.

Touring ‘Hamlet’ troupe marks Shakespeare’s birth, Security Council’s new presidency

Encompassing political intrigue, obsession and violence, William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Hamlet’ is being re-enacted today at the United Nations headquarters in New York by a roving troupe from the renowned Globe Theatre Company from London.

Recent measures in the United Kingdom are eroding right to affordable housing – UN expert

Various measures implemented in recent years by the British Government are eroding the right to affordable housing in the United Kingdom, a United Nations independent expert said today.

Praising ‘Iron Lady,’ Ban says ‘We will owe a great deal to her leadership’

A ‘pioneering leader’ and a ‘great model’ are among the praises Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon bestowed on Baroness Margaret Thatcher today following news of the death of the former British Prime Minister known as the ‘Iron Lady,’ as he expressed his deepest condolences to her family and country.

General Assembly President meets with senior UK officials

President of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser met today in London with two top officials from the United Kingdom to discuss recent developments in the country as well as the situation in Syria and Somalia.

Ban pays tribute to UN’s first-ever peacekeeping chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is mourning the death of Marrack Goulding of the United Kingdom, the first person to serve as the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operatoins.

UN chief looks forward to working with new British leaders on shared goals

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the newly-appointed leaders of the United Kingdom and said he looked forward to working with them on common goals such as climate change, nuclear disarmament and the achievement of global development targets.