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Over 40 countries under the spotlight at Human Rights Council’s landmark 50th session

More than 40 different country situations of concern will be put under the international spotlight at the Human Rights Council’s landmark 50th session beginning on Monday, in Geneva.

Created in 2006, the forum is the most important multilateral body for the advancement of people’s freedoms, which recently have included strong and unequivocal action against racism and the challenges posed by climate change, as President of the Council, Federico Villegas tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

Global solidarity is imperative for the world to find new ways to work together for the common good of all people in every country.
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Greater global solidarity needed to achieve peace and security for Africa

The deputy UN chief on Thursday emphasized the “vital importance” of peace and security in Africa, thanking ambassadors in the Security Council for helping the UN shine a spotlight on the issue, and how all Member States can work with the African Union and other regional and sub-regional groups, to make lives more secure across the continent.