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27-01-2023 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Myanmar Two Years After Coup - OHCHR

ENG

Two years after coup, Myanmar faces profound ‘regression’ – UN rights office Jeremy Laurence, spokesperson, OHCHR, and James Rodehaver, chief of Myanmar Team, OHCHR (speaking from Bangkok).

24-01-2023 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Funding Appeal 2023 - UNRWA 24 January 2023

ENG

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed on Tuesday for $1.6 billion to fund core operations this year, as the people it helps face hitting “rock bottom”.

24-01-2023 | Edited News

Update High-Level Conference on Lake Chad - OCHA 24 January 2023

ENG

UN aid coordination office OCHA called on Tuesday for sustained and long-term funding for the troubled Lake Chad region, warning that 1 million people now need humanitarian aid there. The appeal came during the Third High-Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region.

20-01-2023 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Ukraine - Soledar Aid Convoy - OCHA

ENG

First UN Humanitarian Convoy Reaches Areas Close to Soledar in Eastern Ukraine

20-01-2023 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Madagascar Rapid Rural Transformation initiative – WFP

ENG

The World Food Program (WFP) and government of Madagascar work together to transform vulnerable rural communities with a sustainable and empowering climate resilience project.

17-01-2023 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: US - Mexico Expulsions - UNHCR

ENG

Reported expulsions from the US have left families with young children disorientated and forced to stay in overcrowded shelters in Mexico, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

17-01-2023 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Rohingya Refugee Sea Journey Crisis - UNHCR

ENG

The steep increase in the number of Rohingya refugees risking their lives to cross the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal last year is a reflection of their growing desperation, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

13-01-2023 | Edited News

UN Human Rights Briefing Elizabeth Throssell on Indonesia - 13 January 2023

ENG

At the bi-weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Liz Throssell, Spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office, made the following comments on Indonesia.

13-01-2023 | Edited News

UN Human Rights briefing by Elizabeth Throssell on trial of human rights defenders in Greece for helping migrants - 13 January 2023

ENG

At the bi-weekly press briefing on Tuesday, Liz Throssell, Spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office, made the following comments about the long-awaited trial of human rights defenders in Greece which began this week in Lesvos. The 24 defendants are being prosecuted for their role in helping to rescue migrants in distress at sea.

09-01-2023 | Edited News , Press Conferences

International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan - Stake-out

ENG

Press stakeout in relation with the International Conference on Climate-Resilient Pakistan

09-01-2023 | Edited News

International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan - Edits

ENG

UN-led efforts to encourage the international community to stand with Pakistan after deadly floods last summer continued on Monday in Geneva, where Secretary-General António Guterres urged radical reform of the global financial system, in favour of developing countries.

06-01-2023 | Edited News

OHCHR Belarus Bialiatski Trial - 06 January 2022

ENG

The trial of Belarusian rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski is “simply politically motivated” and he should be released, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

05-01-2023 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UNDP Press Conference: Climate Resilient Pakistan - 05 January 2023

ENG

An additional nine million people risk being pushed into poverty on top of the 33 million affected by last summer’s devastating floods in Pakistan, the UN development agency, UNDP said ahead of Monday’s International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan.

16-12-2022 | Edited News

Global Cholera Update - WHO

ENG

15-12-2022 | Edited News

UN High Commissioner Volker Türk for Human Rights situation in Ukraine at HRC-

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk made the following statement on the Human Rights situation in Ukraine at the UN Human Rights Council today.

09-12-2022 | Edited News

United Nations High Commissioner Volker Türk Press conference for Human Rights Day

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At a news conference in Geneva on the eve of Human Rights Day 2022 on 10 December, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said his Office was launching a year-long campaign to mark 75 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. Türk, who this week visited Ukraine, said this miraculous, transformative text is as relevant today as when it was written.

06-12-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Dadaab Refugee Camps - UNHCR

ENG

Tens of thousands of people have sought shelter in recent weeks at Kenya’s Dadaab camps, forced from their homes by chronic violence in Somalia and “unrelenting” drought, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

01-12-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Global Humanitarian Overview 2023 - OCHA

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A record $51.5 billion is needed to help 230 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in nearly 70 countries next year, the UN said on Thursday.

29-11-2022 | Edited News

First Global Water Resources Report - WMO

ENG

State of Global Water Resources report 2021.

29-11-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: World AIDS Day - Unitaid

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Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December, HIV activist and Unitaid board member Maureen Murenga shared powerful personal testimony to encourage more urgency in the fight against AIDS.

28-11-2022 | Edited News , Press Conferences

Defending Migrants’ Human Rights - UN Women

ENG

24-11-2022 | Edited News

Special Session on Iran - Human Rights Council

ENG

UN human rights chief Volker Türk called on Thursday for an independent investigation into ongoing deadly violence against protesters in Iran, where security forces have used “live ammunition, birdshot and other metal pellets, teargas and batons”, he told the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

22-11-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: UN Human Rights Briefing by Jeremy Laurence on Iran

ENG

UN Human Rights briefing spokesperson Jeremy Laurence on Iran

22-11-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: UN Human Rights Briefing by Elizabeth Throssell on Saudi Arabia

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Executions for drug-related offences have resumed in Saudi Arabia, UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Liz Throssell told the biweekly press briefing in Geneva.

18-11-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Black Sea Grain Initiative Latest - UNCTAD

ENG

A “breakthrough” has been reached on the distribution of hundreds of thousands of Russian-made fertiliser blocked in European ports that are vital to avoid a global food crisis next year, a senior United Nations official said on Friday.

17-11-2022 | Edited News

Statement of the Secretary-General – on the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which had been due to expire on Saturday.

15-11-2022 | Edited News

Food crisis - Peru

ENG

Peru’s food crisis grows amid soaring prices Half the population of the Andean country is suffering from food insecurity, twice as many as before the pandemic – FAO 

11-11-2022 | Edited News

Hard Choices - Sri Lanka

ENG

Amid a looming food-security crisis linked to Sri Lanka’s cost-of-living crunch, the country’s most vulnerable breadwinners wonder how much longer they can cope, as the Government battles the nation’s worst economic crisis since independence in 1948.

11-11-2022 | Edited News

Bi-Weekly Press Briefing: Mozambique Hunger Alert WFP

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One million desperately vulnerable people in northern Mozambique could see their life-saving support cut, unless funding can be found to help them, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. “WFP is delivering food assistance to one million people affected by the conflict in northern