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.
Press conference by Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change
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
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on Nicaragua.
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.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update on Afghanistan at 50th HRC
Speakers: Navi Pillay, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry Miloon Kothari, Member of Commission of Inquiry Chris Sidoti, Member of Commission of Inquiry
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet oral update to 50th Session of the Human Rights Council on Myanmar.
South Sudan: UN humanitarians forced to cut aid to 1.7 million just as lean season begins
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.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet opening statement at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaker: Dr Ruediger Krech, Director of Health Promotion, World Health Organization (WHO)
UNHCR expands operations in Poland to reach refugees from Ukraine amid rising vulnerabilities.
Food price hikes push the poor to the brink of hunger in Malawi Speaker: Tomson Phiri – WFP Spokesperson
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.
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”.
UN Human Rights briefing on Iran planned execution - Liz Throssell, Spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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.
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.
Nearly 20 million people going hungry in Afghanistan, warns the UN World Food Programme (WFP)
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