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3 Nov
The UN rights chief on Wednesday slammed the extreme brutality characterising the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, following a joint UN-Ethiopian report warning of possible "crimes against humanity" by all sides.
23 Sep
Myanmar is facing the alarming prospect of an escalating civil war as an uprising against the military junta widens, the UN's human rights chief warned on Thursday.
13 Sep
The UN human rights chief said Monday that gross violations were being perpetrated by all sides in Tigray, and warned that the conflict risked spreading throughout the Horn of Africa.
30 Jun
Iran's use of the death penalty for crimes committed as minors does not mean it violates human rights, a senior Iranian official has insisted to AFP in response to UN criticism.
26 Feb
The UN rights chief on Friday celebrated the shift in the United States under President Joe Biden away from a range of immigration policies introduced under his predecessor Donald Trump.
9 Dec 2020
The UN human rights chief on Wednesday voiced hope that the arrival of a new US president next month would help boost the rights situation in the country and around the world.
13 Nov 2020
The UN called Friday for urgent measures to protect civilians in Mozambique's northeastern Cabo Delgado province, where jihadists are wreaking havoc, warning that the population was "desperate".
18 Jun 2020
The UN on Thursday wrapped up a historic debate about structural racism and police brutality in the United States and beyond -- but rights groups voiced concern that countries might be backing away from committing to concrete action.
17 Jun 2020
George Floyd's brother was expected to speak before the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday as it holds an urgent debate on "systemic racism" in the United States and beyond.
16 Jun 2020
African countries are pushing for the UN's top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into "systemic racism" and police violence in the United States and beyond, according to a draft resolution seen Tuesday by AFP.
19 May 2020
UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday hailed the arrest in France of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
25 Jun 2019
Experts on labour matters have said that sustainable social protection systems would become increasingly critical to provide support in a fast-changing world of work.     They stressed the importance not only of decent job creation policies, but also of social protection to help workers, and particularly the most vulnerable, manage those transitions. Participants at…

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