Venezuela

Ban urges all parties in Venezuela to reduce polarization and engage sincerely in dialogue process

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the Vatican’s joining of the ongoing initiative by former Heads of State and Government to promote dialogue between the Government of Venezuela and the country’s political opposition, under the auspices of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

UN and Africa: focus on Refugee Olympians, Mali and African youth

South Sudan Olympians say “being a refugee is only a status”

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In crisis, Venezuela is “cracking down” on its media

Venezuela is “cracking down” on media workers during a time of economic and political crisis and failing to meet its obligations under international human rights law.

That’s according to David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression.

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Rights experts ‘deeply disturbed’ at erosion of media freedom in Venezuela – UN human rights office

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, and the Inter-American Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Edison Lanza, expressed concern at the eroding media freedom in Venezuela, citing a number of reported incidents of harassments of journalists and media groups.

UN Gender Focus: LBTI people and High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

“Huge numbers” of LBTI people “killed and injured around the world”

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UN rights office ‘surprised’ by Venezuela’s ruling against reconciliation bill

The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern about yesterday’s ruling by Venezuela’s top court against a bill that could serve as the basis for a path of dialogue and reconciliation in that country.