UN rights chief calls for dialogue to prevent conflict, ease social unrest in Ecuador

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on Friday denounced the  “high human cost”, of the recent unrest in Ecuador and urged all actors in the South American country to engage in dialogue to prevent new conflicts and forge an inclusive society “with full respect for its multicultural nature”. 

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November 29, 2019 at 12:59PM
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Friday’s Daily Brief: violence in DR Congo, protester deaths in Iraq, human rights in Colombia, climate change conference, ‘high human cost’ of Ecuador unrest  

A recap of Friday’s stories in brief: attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern DRC sparks a humanitarian crisis; Guterres expresses concerns at continued protester deaths in Iraq; UN-appointed panel raises concerns about violence against indigenous rights defenders in Colombia; 5 things you need to know about COP25; UN rights chief urges dialogue to ease Ecuador unrest. 

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November 29, 2019 at 12:22PM
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270 million people are migrants, who send home a staggering $689 billion

The number of international migrants in 2019 is now estimated at 270 million and the top destination remains the United States, at nearly 51 million, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday.

270 million people are migrants, who send home a staggering $689 billion
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Internet Forum: Prioritize technologies most needed for sustainable development

It is “critical” to prioritize technologies that are most needed for sustainable development, a high-level UN official told the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on Wednesday in Berlin.

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UN commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

The United Nations has underlined its unwavering commitment to the Palestinian people in their ongoing struggle to achieve self-determination, independence and sovereignty.

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November 27, 2019 at 10:07AM
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Courage of terrorism survivors underlines ‘urgency’ of UN Investigative Team’s work

The leader of the special UN Investigation Team probing crimes committed by ISL terrorists in Iraq, said on Tuesday that the courage being demonstrated by survivors coming forward “serves to underline the urgency” they need to carry on with their work.

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November 26, 2019 at 12:33PM
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Guterres underscores UN role in achieving a free, secure Internet

Unless countries work together to address gaps in digital access, as well as related social and political divisions, this generation will be remembered as the one that “ruined the early promise of the Internet”, the UN Secretary-General has warned.

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Empowering people living with HIV ‘will end the epidemic’, says AIDS agency chief

When people living with HIV actively participate in their own care, new infections decline and more affected people access treatment, according to a new report launched on Tuesday by UNAIDS, the United Nations agency leading the fight against the disease.

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November 26, 2019 at 09:40AM
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Violence against women a barrier to peaceful future for all

Senior officials from across the United Nations on Wednesday stood in solidarity with survivors of violence against women and activists working to end the all-too common human rights violation.

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November 25, 2019 at 12:22PM
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