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Human rights under threat in many countries: UN official

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Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies, yet they are under attack in many countries globally, according to the deputy UN human rights chief, Andrew Gilmour. The "danger, intimidation and reprisals faced by courageous human rights defenders" are a visible manifestation of this backlash, he stressed. This Human Rights Day, 10 December, also marks the [...]

9 Dec 2017 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Security Council condemns attack on blue helmets in the DRC

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Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged by the UN Security Council to ensure that those responsible for this week’s deadly attack on peacekeepers serving there are brought to justice. Fourteen blue helmets from Tanzania were killed and another 53 injured in the incident, described as the worst attack on [...]

9 Dec 2017 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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