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UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues
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Monday, 20 March 2017
UN disability rights committee opens with a call to spotlight gender issues
The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.Read Full Article ...
 
‘Stand up against intolerance and eliminate discrimination,’ says UN chief Guterres
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Monday, 20 March 2017
‘Stand up against intolerance and eliminate discrimination,’ says UN chief Guterres
Against the backdrop of rising discrimination and violence against those perceived as different, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged ...
 
Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes
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Sunday, 19 March 2017
Ahead of International Day, UN rights chief urges governments to target hate speech, crimes
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the United Nations human rights chief today reminded Governments around the w...
 
Syria 'worst man-made disaster since World War II' – UN rights chief
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Monday, 13 March 2017
Syria 'worst man-made disaster since World War II' – UN rights chief
The conflict in Syria is the “worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II,” the United Nations human rights chief today said, calli...
 
UN rights wing urges calm, protection of civilians amid hostilities in eastern Libya
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Monday, 13 March 2017
UN rights wing urges calm, protection of civilians amid hostilities in eastern Libya
Raising alarm over reports of serious human rights and humanitarian law violations and abuses stemming from recent fighting in eastern Libya's oil crescent ...
 
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    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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