Tokyo Paralympics: leaping towards a more inclusive society – International People Search

Innovators are joining Paralympians to discuss how sport can help to build a more inclusive society in a series of online discussions organized by the UN to coincide with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, which continues until 5 September.

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Pioneering report continues to help children survive conflict – International People Search

The UN has verified 266,000 cases of grave violations against children in more than 30 conflict situations across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America over the past 16 years, two top UN officials said on Thursday – marking 25 years since the Organization released a groundbreaking report on the issue.

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Trials of former Spanish judge lack independence, impartiality: landmark case – International People Search

The UN Human Rights Committee concluded on Thursday that the trials of a former Spanish in two major political cases were arbitrary and did not comply with the principles of judicial independence and impartiality.

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Afghanistan women’s rights are ‘red line’, UN rights chief tells States – International People Search

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet led calls on Tuesday for Afghanistan’s new Taliban leaders to respect the rights of all Afghans and warned that the treatment of women and girls is a “fundamental red line” that should not be crossed.

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UN to Survivors, Victims of Terrorism: ‘You are Not Alone’ – International People Search

Survivors of terrorism joined UN officials in hosting a virtual high-level event marking the fourth annual International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism on Friday, emphasizing the need for connection, solidarity and continued vigilance against the ever-shifting terrorist threat.

 

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Minorities are ‘key partners’ in saving planet’s biodiversity – UN expert – International People Search

The global initiative to save the planet’s biodiversity on land and water must not be allowed to threaten the world’s most vulnerable people, a top human rights expert said on Thursday. 

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Defend trans community rights: Bachelet tells Copenhagen forum – International People Search

Amidst an “alarming rise in hateful discourse” against transgender people globally, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) warned that this community still lacks safeguards against abuse.

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UN experts urge Israel to ‘protect and encourage’ Palestine rights defenders – International People Search

UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts expressed deep concern on Friday over Israeli military interference in the work of a well-known, independent Palestinian child rights organization, in the occupied West Bank.

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End ‘rampant’ police brutality, promote tolerance: UN human rights experts – International People Search

Expressing alarm over “rampant police brutality against peaceful protesters worldwide”, more than 40 UN-appointed human rights experts on Friday called for an end to the violence, urging Governments to promote dialogue, tolerance and diversity. 

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Spyware: Rights experts push for surveillance technology moratorium – International People Search

A group of UN-appointed experts on Thursday called for a moratorium on the sale of surveillance technology, warning against the danger of allowing the sector to operate as “a human rights-free zone.” 

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