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Governments falling short on "providing justice" for indigenous peoples

Listen / Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Governments around the world are not doing enough to protect the rights of indigenous peoples or protect them from arrest, torture and even being killed. That's the view of Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, speaking on Monday. Matthew Wells has more. With the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues [...]

1 May 2017 | Posted in 16th Session of the Permanent Forum (UNPFII), 16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - UNPFII, Today's News | Read More »

News in brief 1 May (PM)

Listen / Thousands of civilians have arrived into Aburoc, South Sudan, following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes along the West Bank of the Nile River. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell

South Sudanese government urged to protect thousands from attack Thousands of South Sudanese civilians sheltering in and around the town of Aburoc, in Upper Nile State, need government protection from attack. That's according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the country on Monday. Serge Tissot, also called on opposition forces to ensure that highly-populated areas [...]

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UN human rights chief outlines concerns and bright spots globally

Listen / High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

When responding to violence committed by terrorist groups, governments must ensure that they are not failing to respect international human rights standards. That's the message from UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, speaking to reporters in Geneva on Monday. Dianne Penn reports on his wide-ranging press conference on concerns in various parts [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 1 May 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matthew Wells. In today's programme: UN human rights chief outlines concerns and bright spots globally And: Hollywood star Matt Damon on helping 5.5 million access water: World Bank

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World's forests "destroyed, degraded and depleted:" General Assembly president

Listen / The Selm Muir Forest of West Lothian, Scotland. UN Photo/Robert Clamp

"Decades of unsustainable use" have "destroyed, degraded and depleted" much of the world's forest, said the President of the UN General Assembly on Monday. Peter Thomson was speaking on the opening day of the new session of the UN Forum on Forests, which promotes the management, conservation and sustainable development of the world's trees. Jocelyne [...]

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News in brief 1 May (AM)

Listen / Workers at a construction site in Binh Thuan province, Viet Nam. Photo: ILO/Nguyen Viet Thanh

"Moderate" Asia-Pacific economic growth faces risks from "global uncertainty" "Moderate" projected growth this year in the Asia-Pacific region faces risks from "rising protectionism and global uncertainty." That's according to the annual flagship report released on Monday by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The Economic and Social Survey projects [...]

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