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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk’s global update to the UN Human Rights Council

Edited News | OHCHR , UNOG

In a wide-ranging speech on Monday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk spoke about the devastating consequences for millions as 55 conflicts flare across the world. He highlighted how 2024 could be a key year for democratic principles and warned about the apparently growing influence...

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Gaza Humanitarian situation - WHO 01 March 2024

Edited News | WHO

Amid first starvation deaths of children in Gaza, WHO reiterates its urgent call for an immediate ceasefire to allow aid supplies in the Palestinian enclave.

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HRC: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Myanmar  - 01 March 2024

Edited News | OHCHR , UNOG

The human toll of Myanmar’s human rights crisis is mounting as armed conflict escalates and spreads, UN High Commissioner Volker Türk warned on Friday as he repeated a call for the situation in Myanmar as a whole to be referred to the International Criminal Court.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk at 55 HRC on OPT.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk on Thursday called for an end to the “carnage” in Gaza as he presented his Office’s report on the Occupied Palestinian Territory to the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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HRC 55 UN HC for Human Rights on OPT

Edited News | HRC , OHCHR

UN Rights Chief calls for an end to “carnage in Gaza”

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Gaza Update: OCHA - WHO

Edited News | OCHA , WHO

UN humanitarians deplore unacceptable conditions for medical evacuations and humanitarian aid delivery in Gaza

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk at the Human Rights Council

Edited News | OHCHR , UNOG

This is a time of seismic global shocks, with conflicts battering the lives of millions of civilians and carving ever deeper fault-lines across and between nations, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk warned on Monday at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Opening HRC 55:  UN SG - António Guterres, PGA - Dennis Francis, HC - Volker Turk

Edited News | UNITED NATIONS , HRC , OHCHR

In conflicts across the world, nations and their governments are ignoring “the rule of law and the rules of war” enshrined in the Geneva Conventions and the UN Charter, an alarming development highlighted by United Nations chief António Guterres at the opening of the Human Rights Council in Geneva...

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Ukraine: Two years of war - UNICEF - IFRC

Edited News | UNICEF , IFRC

Summary: UN warns of severe mental health impact on children and families in Ukraine due to ongoing war. Thousands of hours spent underground, leading to PTSD symptoms. Civilian casualties, displacement, and destruction of institutions exacerbate the crisis. Urgent need for psychological and...

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UN Human Rights Spokesperson Seif Magango on the armed conflict in Sudan

Edited News | OHCHR

The armed conflict in Sudan has resulted in thousands of civilians killed, millions displaced, property looted, and children conscripted, as fighting has spread to more regions of the country, UN Human Rights spokesperson Seif Magango told the biweekly press briefing in Geneva.