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 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.
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)
Liz Throssell, spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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.
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
Ten weeks into the war in Ukraine, UN humanitarians on Friday said that they were urgently ramping up efforts to provide vulnerable children with specialist and psychosocial support, amid “tremendous” mental health needs and ongoing dangers linked to the Russian invasion and sexual and gender-based violence.
UN humanitarians said on Tuesday that they were standing ready to help receive a group of evacuees from the heavily damaged Azovstal steel works complex in the embattled Ukrainian city of Mariupol, more than two months since the Russian invasion of its neighbour.
Mali Press shutdowns reflect growing regional intolerance: UN rights office Mali’s ban on two major international broadcasters operating inside the country is a worrying development and reflective of a growing regional intolerance towards freedom of expression, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.
As UN chief António Guterres travelled to Moscow on Tuesday, insisting that he would do “everything possible to end the war as soon as possible” in Ukraine and minimise suffering, ongoing clashes in the east have continued to increase humanitarian needs, aid agencies have confirmed.
Nearly two months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday condemned the “horrors” committed against civilians, while the World Health Organization warned that it feared the worst in devastated areas in the east and south of the country.
UN aid agencies and partners said on Tuesday that they continue to mobilise inside Ukraine in an effort to help the country’s most vulnerable people, amid ongoing devastating Russian shelling and attacks on health care facilities and personnel.
As the focus of the war in Ukraine shifts to the east of the country nearly seven weeks since the Russian invasion, health care facilities have continued to come under attack, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
The threat of famine is very real in Somalia and South Sudan and urgent action is needed to avoid a catastrophe, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.
UN humanitarians stress urgent need for ‘localized’ ceasefires in Ukraine – OCHA, UNHCR, FAO
Efforts to help thousands of desperate residents flee the embattled Ukrainian city of Mariupol continued on Friday, as humanitarians warned that there is “no Plan B”, after weeks of constant shelling since the Russian invasion on 24 February.
Nearly a quarter of all women are effectively forced to have sex and nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended globally, new data from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) indicated on Wednesday.
UNHCR warns of dire impact from floods in South Sudan as new wet season looms South Sudan battles record floods amid changing climate.
Urgently needed aid supplies have reached the embattled Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, amid reports that people are facing “life-and-death decisions” on whether to leave Mariupol and elsewhere, more than a month since the Russian invasion.