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#Humanrights apply to everyone, no matter our race, belief, location or other distinction. Ahead of #HumanRightsDay & every day, join us to help spread the word that we’re all human, and all equal❕ #StandUp4HumanRights
The flagship @ITU Facts & Figures 2021 reveals that despite strong global growth in #Internet use, an estimated 37 % of the 🌐’s population – or 2.9 billion people – are still offline. To truly #LeaveNoOneBehind we must connect #theUNconnected :
#DYK ? It is estimated that there are more than 833 million hectares of salt-affected soils around the globe (8.7% of the 🌎) It's time to address the growing challenges in soil management, by fighting soil salinization & encouraging societies to improve soil healt #WorldSoilDay
#OurCommonAgenda is an agenda of action, designed to strengthen and accelerate multilateral agreements – particularly the #Agenda2030 – and make a tangible difference in people’s lives. ➡️
#HumanRights are our ultimate tool to help societies grow in freedom. To ensure equality for women & girls. To advance sustainable development. To prevent conflict, reduce human suffering and build a just & equitable world" — @antonioguterres #HumanRightsDayD #StandUp4HumanRightsay
#Afghanistan Over half the population –24.4 million people – will need humanitarian and protection assistance in 2022. Without the full participation of women in the workforce, Afghanistan’s GDP will drop by 5%, warns @UN .
#16Days "ILO Convention 190 is the first international treaty designed to end violence and harassment in the world of work and beyond. I urge all countries to ratify Convention 190," -- , @GuyRyder @iloirector-general '>@iloirector-General #OrangeTheWorld #OrangeGeneva
#RoadSafety 🚗🚸🚦 "If there was a disease out there that was claiming 1.3 million lives every year, everybody would be doing everything to stop it. There's an issue here that people are not aware of," explains @AideWorks of @UN_RSF . ▶️
Today at #UNGA in New York: @BTS_twt will join Heads of State and Government in keeping the promise of the #GlobalGoals for people 👨👩👦👦 and planet 🌏. Join them and make your promise for a better future for all: ! @bts_bighit #KeepingThePromise
@UNHumanRights on #Kashmir : We are deeply concerned at the arrest of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez under Indian counter-terrorism legislation. We are unaware of the factual basis of the charges. He is known as a tireless advocate for families of the disappeared.
"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.
"??? ???? ???? ??? ?? ????? ??? ??????? ???????? ?? ??? ???? ?????" @UN Special Envoy@SchranerBurgen1 urges the UN Security Council to take action to stop the violence and restore democracy in #Myanmar ??.
“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
“Nobody should be subjected to administrative or criminal sanctions for taking part in a peaceful protests." @UN human rights experts urge #HongKong authorities to drop the criminal prosecution of 15 pro-democracy activists who participated in peaceful protests last year.