Official account of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Also: https://t.co/QTFi68MZa5, https://t.co/inf8QbK6w7
"I urge both sides to ensure strict respect for their obligations under international law. Israel, as the occupying power, also has a duty to ensure unimpeded access to humanitarian assistance to the Gaza strip,” stresses @UNHumanRights Chief@mbachelet . #Israel #Gaza
#CEDAW : Many women and girls in South Africa are victims of harmful practices, including child marriage, abduction for marriage (“ukuthwala”) and polygamous unions that often give rise to domestic violence. Failure to tackle domestic violence a violation of women’s ♀️ rights.
Join @UNAOC challenge #forSafeWorship to safeguard religious sites & worshippers worldwide! How? 👉🏽 Simply post a “throwback” photo of you in a religious site to highlight a memory. Share it on your social media by using #forSafeWorship & nominate 5 friends to do the challenge!
@antonioguterres , UN Secretary-General, appeals to all parties to immediately cease the fighting in #Gaza and #Israel . The ongoing military escalation has caused great suffering and destruction. It has claimed scores of civilian lives, including, tragically, many children.
Allies speaking out for equality remind #LGBTIQ + youth that they’re not alone. We need to listen to LGBTIQ+ youth and support their leadership and inclusion in all spheres of life. Let’s create a future where everyone is an ally – when #YouthLead anything is possible! #IDAHOBIT
This week is Global Road Safety Week 🛣🚗🚶🚍🚘 Low speed streets save lives and are the heart of any community. Join the #Love30 campaign to call for 30 km/h speed limits to be the norm for cities, towns & villages worldwide. 🛑
"The @UN stands for the human dignity and rights of everyone, including #LGBTIQ + people. Let us work together for an inclusive 🌐 where everyone can live free & equal in dignity and rights, no matter who they are, where they live or whom they love." — @antonioguterres #IDAHOBIT
Looking for an opportunity to showcase your creativity while bringing light to the pressing topics of #migration , #diversity , social #inclusion , #COVID19 solidarity & more? 🎬📽️ Submit your video to the @Pluralplus Youth Video Festival! #PLURALplus21
"We are concerned that India’s new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory in nature. We hope the Supreme Court of #India will consider carefully the compatibility of the law with India’s international human rights obligations." -- @UNHumanRights
"There is growing evidence that the #Myanmar military is now likely engaging in crimes against humanity, including the acts of murder, enforced disappearance, persecution, torture, and imprisonment in violation of international law," -- @RapporteurUn reports to #HRC46
"We are deeply alarmed at developments in the city of #Cali in #Colombia overnight, where police opened fire on demonstrators protesting against tax reforms, reportedly killing & injuring a number of people. State authorities must protect human rights" says @UNHumanRights spox.
"𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙬𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙮𝙖𝙣𝙢𝙖𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝?" @UN Special Envoy@SchranerBurgen1 urges the UN Security Council to take action to stop the violence and restore democracy in #Myanmar .
"We are deeply concerned that the latest restrictions in Indian-Administered#Kashmir will exacerbate the human rights situation in the region. The fact that hardly any information at all is currently coming out is of great concern in itself," -- @UNHumanRights spokesperson.
Independent @UN experts urge #India to end communications shutdown in #Kashmir . “The shutdown of the internet & telecommunication networks, without the Government justification, are inconsistent with the fundamental norms of necessity & proportionality."
“Nigerians, like everyone else, have a fundamental right to peaceful assembly and protest,” says UN #HumanRights Chief@mbachelet , while strongly condemning the use of excessive and disproportionate force by Nigerian armed forces in #Lagos , #Nigeria . #nigeriaprotests