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Concerned at ongoing rights violations in Yemen, UN advisers back call for international probe
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Concerned at ongoing rights violations in Yemen, UN advisers back call for international probe
As civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict in Yemen, two United Nations Special Advisers have voiced their concern over continued allegations of grave human rights abuses and expressed support for the call by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to establish an international investigation.Read Full Article ...
 
World leaders pledge to eliminate sexual exploitation and abuse; UN chief outlines course of action
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Monday, 18 September 2017
World leaders pledge to eliminate sexual exploitation and abuse; UN chief outlines course of action
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on the world to stand in solidarity to condemn sexual exploitation and abuse as he detailed the ...
 
Over 40 million people caught in modern slavery, 152 million in child labour – UN
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Monday, 18 September 2017
Over 40 million people caught in modern slavery, 152 million in child labour – UN
More than 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery – forced labour and forced marriage – in 2016, a United Nations study has found, re...
 
World's poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
World's poor bearing the brunt of global crises, stresses UN rights expert
Impacts of climate change and the global economic crisis are compounding the threats faced by people living in poverty around the world, a United Nations right...
 
Following Lankesh's murder, UN rights experts urge Indian Government to protect free speech
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Following Lankesh's murder, UN rights experts urge Indian Government to protect free speech
A group of independent human rights experts today called on the Government of India to create a safer environment for independent voices, after Indian journali...
 
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