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Ahead of talks on Venezuela, UN chief voices support for political solution

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed his full support for a new initiative to negotiate a political solution to the situation in Venezuela.

Myanmar violence may be “textbook" ethnic cleansing: Zeid

States which commit “the most egregious violations” should be excluded from the Human Rights Council, while violence in Myanmar may be “textbook…ethnic cleansing”, the UN’s top rights official said on Monday.

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Rights chief Zeid to call for action on Venezuela

Democracy in Venezuela is “barely alive" and UN Member States should help prevent the situation from worsening, the UN’s rights chief said on Wednesday.

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Venezuela violence "shows no signs of abating," UN rights office says

Protesters in Venezuela have reported being shot at with nuts and bolts at close range by security forces amid what the UN on Tuesday called the “widespread and systematic” use of force during anti-Government demonstrations.

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Venezuela: UN urges Government and opposition to relaunch political talks

Concerned that recent developments in Venezuela could lead to further escalation of tensions and hamper a peaceful solution to the crisis, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres again today urged the Government and the opposition to relaunch negotiations for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.

UN chief urges Venezuelans to ease tensions and engage in negotiations

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following recent developments in Venezuela, his Spokesperson told reporters today.

Venezuela: UN rights chief 'deeply concerned' by detention of opposition leaders

The top United Nations human rights official today expressed deep concern about the detention of two opposition leaders by Venezuelan authorities after Sunday's elections for a Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolás Maduro.

Venezuela: UN rights office urges all parties to refrain from violence amid protests over weekend polls

The United Nations human rights office has expressed regret that at least 10 people died in Venezuela over the weekend amid clashes between security forces and protestors opposing the Constituent Assembly elections, a spokesman for the Secretary-General said today.

Venezuela: UN rights wing urges calm ahead of controversial weekend polls

The United Nations human rights office expressed deep concern today at the risk of further violence in Venezuela, where elections for a Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro are due to be held on Sunday.

Ahead of Sunday's consultation in Venezuela, UN voices concern for demonstrators

The United Nations today expressed concern about the situation in Venezuela, where nearly 100 people have died since April and more than 1,500 were injured in connection with ongoing protests.