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GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC

A United Nations report on the human rights situation in Ukraine says that national and international help is urgently needed to cope with what could become a humanitarian emergency in the country.  UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE OPENER

 The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples approved a concise, action-oriented document on the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples and the promotion of internationally agreed development goals, two days before the opening of the general debate of the UN General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV  

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANT HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the people smugglers who allegedly sank a migrant boat in the Mediterranean last week - causing the death of 300 to 500 people -must be brought to justice and urged Egypt and other North African and European states to carry out a thorough investigation and to do [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILD MORTALITY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein stressed Wednesday that States have a responsibility to prevent child mortality. OHCHR

18 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COI

Presenting the latest report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, the Commission's Chair, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, said that he had run out of words to depict the gravity of the crimes committed inside Syria. UNTV CH

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

In his first address to the Human Rights Council, the new United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that stopping "the increasingly conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria" should be the highest priority of the international community. UNTV CH

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ HUMANITARIAN WRAP

UN Human Rights office expressed concern about the ISIL’s increased targeting of non-Sunni ethnic groups in Iraq, and the UNHCR said needs (US$) 350 million to help Iraqi displaced population.  UNTV CH

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / AL-HUSSEIN CEREMONY

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein ofJordanwas sworn-in today at a ceremony at UN headquarters inNew Yorkas the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, succeeding Navi Pillay ofSouth Africa. UNIFEED-UNTV

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA HUMAN RIGHTS

A new United Nations report warned about serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law that are taking place in the Libyan cities of Tripoli and Benghazi with dire consequences for civilians and civilian infrastructure. OHCHR

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ HRC RESOLUTION

The Human Rights Council  adopted a resolution in which it requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to urgently dispatch a mission to Iraq to investigate alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and associated terrorist groups, [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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