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24-06-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Assange extradition OHCHR Continuity

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Continuity of reaction from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, on the UK Government’s decision to approve the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US.

24-06-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

OHCHR Press Conference: Human rights in the context of climate change - 24 June 2022

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Press conference by Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change

23-06-2022 | Edited News

Internet Shutdowns Report 23 June 2022

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Launch of a report on Internet Shutdowns Speakers: • Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement Division • Tim Engelhardt, Human Rights Officer • Marcelo Daher, Human Rights Officer

21-06-2022 | Edited News

Nigeria Humanitarian Emergency OCHA 21 June 2022

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UN humanitarians issued an alert on Tuesday on the deteriorating situation for millions of mainly women and children in north-east Nigeria who continue to be affected by protracted armed conflict, just as the country enters the lean season

17-06-2022 | Edited News

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on Nicaragua to 50th HRC

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on Nicaragua.

16-06-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

OCHA press conference : Explosive weapons in populated areas

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A UN-partnered bid to address the use of explosive weapons in towns and cities took a further step forward on Thursday, as Member States prepared to gather in Geneva to examine a concrete new plan of action.

15-06-2022 | Edited News

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on Afghanistan at 50th HRC

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on Afghanistan at 50th HRC

14-06-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Commission of Inquiry Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel 14 June 2022

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Speakers: Navi Pillay, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry Miloon Kothari, Member of Commission of Inquiry Chris Sidoti, Member of Commission of Inquiry

14-06-2022 | Edited News

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on Myanmar to the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update to 50th Session of the Human Rights Council on Myanmar.

14-06-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: South Sudan Hunger Alert - WFP

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South Sudan: UN humanitarians forced to cut aid to 1.7 million just as lean season begins

14-06-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Latin America & Caribbean Food Alert - WFP

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Hunger in Latin America, Caribbean: whole continent is on the move, warns WFP Ever greater numbers of vulnerable people are risking their lives on dangerous migration routes in Latin America, pushed by the global food security crisis that’s been made worse by spiralling inflation linked to the Ukraine conflict, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

13-06-2022 | Edited News

UN High Commissioner opening statement to the 50th Human Rights Council

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet opening statement at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council.

13-06-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UN Sign Commissioner Michelle Bachelet announces that she will not seek a second term.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announces that she will not be seeking a second term at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council.

10-06-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing, on Bangladesh by Ravina Shamdasani UN Human Rights.

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At the bi-weekly briefing in Geneva, Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights made the following comments on human rights organisation in Bangladesh.

10-06-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing on Brazil by Ravina Shamdasani, UN Human RIghts.

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At the bi-weekly briefing in Geneva, Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights made the following comments on the whereabouts of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous rights defender Bruno Araújo Pereira.

10-06-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine Foreign Fighters Death Sentence OHCHR

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The UN human rights office, OHCHR, on Friday condemned the death sentence handed down to three foreign fighters in Ukraine by a court in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. "Such trials against prisoners of war amount to a war crime," said OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani.

03-06-2022 | Edited News

100 Days of War in Ukraine 03 June 2022

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One hundred days since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, UN humanitarians issued a fresh alert about the scale of needs across the country, as the Organization continued to push to secure food and fertilizer exports from Ukraine and Russia to the wider world, amid rising food insecurity.

02-06-2022 | Edited News , Photo stories

Syrian Constitutional Committee 2 June 2022

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01-06-2022 | Edited News , Photo stories

Syrian Constitutional Committee 1 June 2022

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31-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: World No Tobacco Day 2022 - WHO

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Speaker: Dr Ruediger Krech, Director of Health Promotion, World Health Organization (WHO)

31-05-2022 | Edited News , Photo stories

Syrian Constitutional Committee 31 May 2022

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27-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: UNHCR Expands Operations in Poland for Ukrainian Refugees 27 May 2022

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UNHCR expands operations in Poland to reach refugees from Ukraine amid rising vulnerabilities.

27-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Malawi Soaring Food Prices - WFP

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Food price hikes push the poor to the brink of hunger in Malawi Speaker: Tomson Phiri – WFP Spokesperson

24-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Monkeypox - WHO

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The monkeypox outbreak that has been reported in 16 countries and several regions of the world can still be contained and the overall risk of transmission is low, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.

20-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: WFP-OCHA Food Security Situation in Sahel

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The UN humanitarian agencies are warning that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months due to a combination of insecurity, the coronavirus pandemic, climate induced shocks and record-high food prices in the region. The situation has reached alarming levels in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger, where people are predicted to experience emergency levels of food insecurity during the lean season between June and August.

18-05-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

WMO Press Conference - Global State of the Climate Report 2021 - 18 May 2022

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Records in four out of seven key climate indicators were broken last year, UN climate scientists said on Wednesday, as the UN Secretary-General renewed his call for governments everywhere to end their reliance on fossil fuels “before we incinerate our only home”.

17-05-2022 | Edited News

UN Human Rights briefing on Iran planned execution 17 May 2022

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UN Human Rights briefing on Iran planned execution - Liz Throssell, Spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

17-05-2022 | Edited News

DPRK COVID-19 Outbreak 17 May 2022

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Liz Throssell, spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

12-05-2022 | Edited News

Ukraine Special Session - Human Rights Council

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A special session of the UN Human Rights Council met on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities against civilians, linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February.

10-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: UN Human Rights Spokesperson Liz Throssell on Bachelet urges restraint as violence escalates in Sri Lanka AH

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday called on the authorities in Sri Lanka to prevent further violence, and urged restraint and meaningful dialogue to address the grievances of the population amid the country’s severe economic crisis.

10-05-2022 | Edited News

UN Human Rights Briefing by Matilda Bogner head of the UN Human Rights monitoring mission in Ukraine

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At the bi-weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Matilda Bogner, Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, briefed journalists on the violations perpetrated in the past two months in Ukraine. 

10-05-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Afghanistan Record Levels Of Hunger - WFP

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Nearly 20 million people going hungry in Afghanistan, warns the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

06-05-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Food Crisis, Instability And Debt In Africa - UNDP

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Speakers: • Ahunna Eziakonwa, United Nations Assistant-Secretary General and UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Regional Bureau for Africa Director • Raymond Gilpin, UNDP Africa Chief Economist and Head of the Strategy, Analysis and Research Team