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GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations says civilians in Ukraine continue to be badly affected by escalating hostilities and by new laws restricting movement in and out of areas controlled by armed groups. UNTV CH

23 Jan 2015 | Read More »

OHCHR / ISIL

The United Nations Human Rights Office has condemned the recent spate of executions carried out by ISIL in Iraq. UNTV CH

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN HUMAN RIGHTS

UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva said more than 900,000 Syrian children, who are currently facing the harshest conditions of the winter so far, have received cold weather essentials such as warm clothing, blankets and heating supplies. Also in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesperson condemned the latest spate of violence committed by Islamist extremist [...]

13 Jan 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHARLIE HEBDO

The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights said "neither Islam nor multiculturalism in Europe is to blame for the bloody attacks two mornings ago." UNTV CH

9 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / DPRK

The UN  Security Council today kicked off a debate on  human rights in the Peoples' Democraticp People’s Republic of Korea , with a call that a case be referred to the International Criminal Court. UNIFEED UNTV

22 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING

A human rights team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan visited rural Nyang County and found a lack of Judges and prosecutors, unoccupied court buildings and accused prisoners subject to prolonged detentions before trial. UNMISS

12 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / LGBT

Marking international Human Rights day Wednesday UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said Wednesday the world body denounces," the flagrant injustice of millions of people who face discrimination and abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity." UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BUSINESS HUMAN RIGHTS

At an international forum discussing Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Sudan-born mobile communications entrepreneur Mo Ibrahim, called on businesses not to shy away from the forum and to embrace their responsibilities. OHCHR

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / FERGUSON

Regarding the Grand Jury's decision not to charge a police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein urged all protestors to avoid violence and destruction in the wake of that decision. UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HUMAN RIGHTS

In a new report published today, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said civilians continue to be killed, unlawfully detained, tortured and disappeared in Eastern Ukraine. UNTV CH  

20 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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