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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 »

UN / DETROIT WATER HUMAN RIGHTS

A United Nations special rapporteur on the right to water said the city of Detroit is violating human rights by conducting large-scale water supply disconnections to homes that have not paid their bills. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / NORTH KOREA HUMAN RIGHTS

The Chair of the Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said he read "every word" of the human rights report issued by the government of the DPRK and they accept universal human rights, "but to accept it and implement it, it must accord with our (DPRK) decision and our [...]

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / HRC WRAP

The United Nations General Assembly elected 15 new members to sit on the UN Human Rights Council.  Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, the Congo, El Salvador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Latvia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Portugal and Qatar. The Council was created by the General Assembly in 2006 to address human rights violations. UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / ZEID EBOLA

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said that Ebola has the potential to devastate the human rights of all of those who survive the virus, and of entire countries and regions. UNTV CH

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE HRC REPORT

The United Nations Human Rights Office said there is an average of  ten people killed a day in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire agreement. OHCHR

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ REPORT

The United Nations has released a report on the impact of civilians from the conflict in Iraq citing a "staggering array" of gross human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant known as ISIL. OHCHR

2 Oct 2014 | Read More »

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.  UNTV CH

23 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 »

 

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