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14. – SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND EQUITY

UN / CSW

Delegates from around the world Friday concluded a two week meeting of the    Commission of the Status of Women that called for gender equality in 15  years. UNIFEED

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / RACISM

A challenge in the fight against racism is to forge new ideals for the younger generation, a French minister said Friday at a United Nations Human Rights event to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. OHCHR

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISIL

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed all three of the most serious international crimes – namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide – according to a report issued by the UN Human Rights Office. UNTV CH

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CLIMATE CHANGE OLDER PERSONS

A UN Human Rights independent expert said older persons have a role to play in addressing the adverse affects on climate change; adding in “climate change has a disproportionate effect on certain groups, such as older persons, due to their age, their mobility, dependence, physical, emotional or mental condition." OHCHR

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / SAFE SCHOOLS

UN Special Envoy on Education, Gordon Brown, said that it is time to "end the shameful breeches of international law that are violating the rights of millions of children" and insist that, even in conflict zones, there are properly resourced safe schools which enable children to receive an education in peace. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

OHCHR / MALDIVES

The United Nations Human Rights Office has raised concern about the trial of the former President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed, describing it as unfair. The former President of the Small Island State received a 13-year jail sentence for the unlawful detention of a criminal court judge in 2012.  OHCHR

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC SYRIA WRAP

A UN panel investigating into human rights abuses in Syria said they were ready to share names and details from their secret lists of suspects with any prosecution authorities preparing cases.  The move could pave the way for perpetrators of killings, torture and other atrocities on all sides to be brought to justice. UNTV CH

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAN SHAHEED PRESSER

The UN's special investigator on Iran said human rights in that country appear to have worsened under President Hassan Rouhani despite his reformist agenda. UNTV CH

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC DPRK

UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea told delegates in Geneva that "well over 200,000" people including children had been abducted by DPRK since 1950. UNTV CH

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HRC ERITREA

UN human rights expert Mike Smith said most people in Eritrea have no hope for their future, in a society that is militarised, and where national service is universal and of an indefinite duration. UNTV CH

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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