Speaking at the panel "Moving Away from the Death Penalty – Discrimination against marginalized groups", the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that an estimated 160 countries in the world have now either abolish the death penalty or no longer practice it. UNIFEED – UNTV
On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights attributed the rise of hate speech and violence attacks motivated by race or ethnicity to flawed leadership. OHCHR
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonovic, announced today the immediate deployment of a UN monitoring team in Ukraine with the mandate to monitor and report on alleged human rights violations in entire country, including in Crimea.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed today his deep concern about the current situation in South Sudan, adding in that the UN Mission (UNMISS) in the African country has received reports of many people being killed and injured. Around 20,000 civilians have taken refuge in two Mission compounds in Juba. UNTV
The head of the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said that it was "crucial" that the upcoming elections succeed in "delivering viable local authority" adding that full participation was encouraged, particularly in the northern municipalities, where local authority has "long lingered in dispute and controversy." UNTV
The government of South Sudan strongly condemned the killing of paramount chief and an Ethiopian Peacekeeper in Abyei region on Saturday (May 4th 2013). UNMISS
Three generations on, Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh still require food assistance to get by. They have little chance to earn money as working outside the camp is not allowed. UNHCR