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GENEVA / GAZA REPORT

Israeli and Palestinian armed groups who committed war crimes during the conflict in Gaza in 2014 must be brought to justice, according to the Chair of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Gaza.  UNTV CH

29 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ERITREA COI

Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have lost hope and are risking their lives to escape one of the world's most oppressive regimes, according to a Commission of Inquiry  (COI) on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. An estimated 5,000 people try to flee the country every month. UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COMMISSION REPORT

The conflict in Syria is causing 'unspeakable suffering' for civilians, who are subjected to violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, particularly through the use of indiscriminate shelling, illegal weapons and siege warfare tactics, according to findings of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.  UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ISRAEL GAZA REPORT

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict has found information pointing to possible war crimes committed by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups. The information has been gathered through interviews with numerous witnesses. UNTV CH

22 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

Secret negotiations of free trade agreements threaten and infringe on human rights, a United Nations Independent expert  says. OHCHR

17 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / YEMEN HUMANITARIAN

Four times as many children have been killed in the conflict in Yemen over the past 10 weeks compared with the number of confirmed deaths of children in 2014, according to the United Nations children's agency, UNICEF. UNTV CH

16 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MIGRANTS RIGHTS

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that attitudes to migrants and their plight must be changed. He said the EU “needs, and should welcome, more migration at all skill-levels." UNTV CH

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / RIGHTS COUNCIL OPENING

A pending threat to cut funding for humanitarian aid to eight million Iraqis is "shameful,"    Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Monday at the opening session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. UNTV CH  

15 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / DISABILITIES

"Poor people with disabilities cannot eat paper," a delegate told a global meeting on disabilities Tuesday at the United Nations headquarters in New York. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS IN ERITREA

A UN inquiry has found the East African nation of Eritrea to be one of the world's worst violators human rights, saying that some its human rights violations may constitute crimes against humanity. UNTV CH

8 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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