Human Rights

‘A trusted voice’ for social justice: Guterres celebrates 100 years of the International Labour Organization

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ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses guests at a luncheon for ILO's 100 year anniversary., by...

Greece in Denial About Police Detention of Lone Kids

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Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek...

Turkey: Mass Prosecution of Lawyers

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Lawyers march in Istanbul on January 24, 2019 Day of the Endangered Lawyer. The banner reads: “To...

UN Security Council: Support Venezuela Emergency Declaration

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A severely malnourished Venezuelan lies in a hospital bed in Cúcuta, Colombia. July...

UK: Court Hears Challenge to Saudi Arms Sales

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Remnant of a UK-produced missile found at the location of an air strike at Radfan Ceramics Factory, west of Sanaa...

US: Don’t Green Light Egypt’s Repression

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the...

Sudan: Protesters Killed, Injured

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Protesters rally in front of the military headquarters in the...

25 years on from Rwandan genocide, UN Chief warns of ‘dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance’

In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.

‘Health is a right, not a privilege’ says WHO chief on World Health Day

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has marked World Health Day, which falls on Sunday, with a reiteration of the UN’s stance on health: that it is a fundamental human right, not a privilege.

Myanmar military target civilians in deadly helicopter attack, UN rights office issues war crimes warning

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On 24 July 2018, a child at home in the Taung Paw Camp in Rakhine State in Myanmar.