Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge

A group of six independent United Nations rights experts called on Iran Wednesday to urgently provide Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi access to appropriate health care, and reiterated calls for their immediate release, as the continue a hunger strike in protest.

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January 16, 2019 at 02:13PM
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Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes

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January 16, 2019 at 01:20PM
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More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet
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More urgency needed to help increasing numbers ‘locked out’, before 2030, says UN’s Bachelet

Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people – despite pledging to do so in 2016 – the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

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January 16, 2019 at 07:47AM
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Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN

Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday.

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‘Historic’ moment: Palestine takes reins of developing country’s Group of 77

Acknowledging “a long road ahead” on the United Nations ambitious agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed “the historic leadership of the state of Palestine” as the new Chair of the Group of 77’s (G77).

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International Criminal Court acquits former president Gbagbo of war crimes in Côte d’Ivoire

Former President of Côte d’Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo has been cleared of crimes against humanity in Côte d’Ivoire by the International Criminal Court (ICC), it announced on Tuesday.

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January 15, 2019 at 10:28AM
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FROM THE FIELD: Liberia boosts efforts to guard against rising seas

With rising sea levels due to climate change already affecting coastal communities in Liberia, there are fears that densely populated parts of the capital Monrovia could be submerged, unless action is taken.

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UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor

The Mayor of the historic port city of Gdansk in Poland, has died in hospital after being stabbed at a televised charity event on Sunday, prompting the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to issue a statement on Monday praising him as “a deeply courageous, moral leader, who showed the way in helping refugees and migrants to integrate”.

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