UNFPA advocates for women, girls suffering unseen impacts of COVID-19 pandemic

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pledging support for those suffering from invisible impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including women and girls whose access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care may be disrupted. 

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Protect ‘healthcare heroes’ from COVID-19, urges UN rights expert

States and business leaders must step up efforts to ensure that the selfless doctors, nurses, first-responders and other medical professionals working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic receive adequate protective equipment, a UN rights expert said on Friday.

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Human rights must be maintained in beating back the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘without exception’ – UN experts

Dozens of independent UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday that in addition to public health and emergency measures, battling the COVID-19 pandemic, must respect the fundamental human rights of every individual.

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March 26, 2020 at 09:06AM
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FROM THE FIELD: Threatened Brazilian activist fights for slavery descendants’ rights

A Brazilian activist who regularly receives threats of violence says he will continue fighting for the right of people of African descent to access land and property in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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March 26, 2020 at 08:34AM
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Helping migrant shipwreck survivors to deal with trauma

Every year, migrants embarking on sea-crossings see their journey end in tragedy: those who survive and return home can struggle to cope with daily life, and need support. To help migrant returnees, the UN has a range of programs aimed at tackling the mental health side-effects of trauma.

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Moving forward requires confronting slavery’s ‘racist legacy’: UN chief

In his message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General called for the dismantling of racist structures and institutions so that the world can move forward.

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March 25, 2020 at 09:51AM
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‘Concerted efforts’ needed to meet 2030 Global Goals in Asia-Pacific region

Action to reverse the depletion and degradation of the environment across Asia and the Pacific is a top priority if the region is to stay on course to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new United Nations report launched online, for the first time, on Tuesday.

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UN expert raises alarm over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border 

Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece, an independent UN human rights expert said on Monday, expressing alarm at reports of violence at the hands of some Greek security officers and unidentified armed men.

UN expert raises alarm over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border 
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UN expert raises alarm over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border 

Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece, an independent UN human rights expert said on Monday, expressing alarm at reports of violence at the hands of some Greek security officers and unidentified armed men.

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March 23, 2020 at 09:24AM
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Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

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