Blockades ‘expose’ the innocent, to the ‘ravages of economic war’ – UN sanctions expert warns

Economic sanctions must not be allowed to degenerate into blockades which “expose people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime” said the UN independent expert on the effects of sanctions on human rights.

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September 13, 2018 at 08:21AM
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Europe and Eurasia: Russia-backed Sham Elections in Ukraine

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Press Statement

Heather Nauert

Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 12, 2018


The United States condemns the announcement of a plan to conduct “elections” in the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” Given the continued control of these territories by the Russian Federation, genuine elections are inconceivable, and grossly contravene Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements. By engineering phony procedures, Russia is once more demonstrating its disregard for international norms and is undermining efforts to achieve peace in eastern Ukraine. The so-called “people’s republics” that Russia created have no place within the Ukrainian constitutional order.

The United States remains fully committed to diplomatic efforts to resolve the Russia-instigated conflict in eastern Ukraine. U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity remains unwavering.



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South-South Cooperation Day focuses in on sustainable development, a ‘new phase of cooperation’

As part of the 40th anniversary of the International Day for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations launched on Wednesday, more than 100 best practices from the Global South that envelop the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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A record one million Syrians displaced over six months, during six key battles: UN investigators

All parties to the seven-year Syria conflict and the States that support them should do “everything in their power” to prevent a full-scale military assault on Idlib, a high-level United Nations-appointed panel of investigators said on Wednesday.

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September 12, 2018 at 09:35AM
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Alarming level of reprisals against activists, human rights defenders, and victims – new UN report

An alarming and “shameful” level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations in an effort to uphold human rights, has been revealed by a new UN report launched on Wednesday.

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September 12, 2018 at 09:26AM
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‘Vague and over-broad’ laws stifling independent journalism in Myanmar – UN rights report

Describing the conviction in Myanmar of two Reuters journalists last week as a “particularly outrageous” example of judicial harassment against the media there, “vague and over-broad” laws have made it impossible for the press to do its job in the country, without fear or favour, a new United Nations report has found.

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September 11, 2018 at 11:59AM
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Hungarian Government ‘fuels discrimination against migrants’, say human rights experts

New laws in Hungary, and Government attacks on civil society in the country, fuel “hostility, xenophobia, and discrimination against migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and all those trying to provide them support”, say a team of independent human rights experts mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.

Hungarian Government ‘fuels discrimination against migrants’, say human rights experts
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Hungarian Government ‘fuels discrimination against migrants’, say human rights experts

New laws in Hungary, and Government attacks on civil society in the country, fuel “hostility, xenophobia, and discrimination against migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and all those trying to provide them support”, say a team of independent human rights experts mandated by the UN Human Rights Council.

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Pervasive corruption costs $2.6 trillion; disproportionately affects ‘poor and vulnerable’ says UN chief

Corruption is present in all countries, “rich and poor, North and South, developed and developing,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Monday, at a session on tackling corruption for the sake of peace and international security.

Pervasive corruption costs $2.6 trillion; disproportionately affects ‘poor and vulnerable’ says UN chief
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New UN rights chief pledges to push back on ‘centuries of prejudice and discrimination’

The UN’s newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, intends to push back “centuries of prejudice and discrimination” against vulnerable groups including women and the peoples of the Global South, by pushing for more consensus between Member States, she said on Monday.

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September 10, 2018 at 10:46AM
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