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New York, Mar 24 (Just Earth News): Describing the situation in Yemen as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises - 'and one that is entirely man-made' - the United Nations human rights deputy chief on Thursday urged the national commission of inquiry to fulfill its mandate of investigating all alleged violations of international and Yemeni laws. more
Vital for Sri Lanka to send message that 'impunity is no longer tolerated' underlines UN rights chief

New York, Mar 23 (Just Earth News): Presenting an oral update on the rights situation in Sri Lanka, the top United Nations human rights official said that a general lack of trust in the imp ...

At UN event, people with Downs Syndrome 'speak up' to influence government policy and action

New York, Mar 22 (Just Earth News): On Tuesday, the call that people with Down Syndrome be included to fully and equally participate in all aspects of society echoed widely throughout United ...

'Stand up against intolerance and eliminate discrimination,' says UN chief Guterres

New York, Mar 22 (Just Earth News): Against the backdrop of rising discrimination and violence against those perceived as different, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on T ...

UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues

New York, Mar 21 (Just Earth News): The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities on Monday opened its spring session on Monday in Geneva wit ...

Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes

New York, Mar 21 (Just Earth News): On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations human rights chief on Monday reminded Governments aro ...

UN Human Rights Council discusses situations in DPRK, Iran, Myanmar and Burundi

New York, Mar 14 (Just Earth News): At respective interactive dialogues on Monday on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Myanmar, Burundi, Iran and Eretria, senior United Natio ...

Amid rise of "fake news" authorities should ensure truthful info reaches public - UN, regional experts

New York, Mar 11 (Just Earth News): Noting growing prevalence of "fake news" and propaganda in both legacy and social media, United Nations and key regional human rights experts have called ...

Viet Nam: UN experts urge Government to release blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’

New York, Mar 9 (Just Earth News): A group of UN human rights experts has urged the Government of Viet Nam to immediately release a popular blogger, known as Mother Mushroom, who has been de ...

UN human rights experts call for global treaty to regulate dangerous pesticides

New York, Mar 8 (Just Earth News): Two United Nations human rights experts are calling for a comprehensive new global treaty to regulate and phase out the use of dangerous pesticides in farm ...