UN Human Rights

UN Human Rights


The United Nations #HumanRights office is led by High Commissioner @MBachelet. Follow us on FB, IG & Tiktok at unitednationshumanrights. #StandUp4HumanRights

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On #WorldPressFreedomDay , UN Human Rights Chief@mbachelet  calls for a moratorium on privately developed surveillance tools, one of the biggest dangers to free+independent press. "Today, I honour the journalists who continue their brave work in the face of these challenges."

Did you know that we offer a Fellowship programme to empower people of #Africandescent  to defend human rights & #fightracism ? Apply before 15 June 2022.

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“I am deeply distressed by the recent violent clashes between Muslims & Orthodox Christians in #Ethiopia  ET ”- @mbachelet  The causes of this shocking violence must be addressed, with the participation of survivors, families & affected communities.

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Today is the 76th day since #Russia  attacked #Ukraine . “76 days of destroyed lives, & cities, hospitals, schools & houses” - Matilda Bogner@UNHumanRightsUA  Monitoring Mission in #Ukraine .

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We are appalled at the killing of journalist #ShireenAbuAkleh  while covering an Israeli military operation in Jenin, #Palestine . Our Office is on the ground verifying the facts. We urge an independent, transparent investigation into her killing. Impunity must end.

Apply 4 the Minority Artists Awards on Statelessness NOW! “Without art, there is no social transformation!" - @alinemiklos , a contest judge & Roma musician based in Brazil & Argentina. More: @KaloChiriklo  @alinemiklos  @Refugees  @Freemuse98  @MinorityRights 

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🔴What’s the #UN  doing to fight racial discrimination in criminal justice systems in particular against Africans & people of African descent? ❗️Join online @mbachelet  & top experts on criminal justice. 📅 18 May 13:00 CET ✍️ @UNODC  @CCPCJ  #CCPCJ31 

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Too many #LGBTIQ + people are rejected by their loved ones. Let's celebrate families who support their family members no matter who they are or whom they love! #IDAHOBIT  #pride  #lovemakesafamily  @free_equal 

States must reimagine & reform their policing & criminal justice systems, placing human rights at the centre. "New models of justice need to protect and serve everybody, without discrimination" @mbachelet . 👉

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@UNHumanRights  announces first visit to #China  by a UN High Commissioner for Human Rights since 2005, from 23 to 28 May. @mbachelet  will visit Guangzhou, Kashgar and Urumqi. 👉

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#India : We call on the authorities and protesters to exercise maximum restraint in ongoin #FarmersProtests  . The rights to peaceful assembly & expression should be protected both offline & online. It's crucial to find equitable solutions with due respect t #HumanRights  for all.

#Spain : UN Expert urges authorities to refrain from criminal charge of rebellion agst political figures/protesters in Catalonia that carries jail sentence up to 30 yrs. Such sentence"raises serious risks of deterring wholly legitimate speech"

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#Catalonia : We urge authorities to respect human rights: freedom of peaceful assembly & expression-UN experts

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It's understandable to be alarmed by #Coronavirus . But no amount of fear can excuse prejudice & discrimination against people of Asian descent. Let's #FightRacism , call out hatred & support each other in this time of a public health emergency. #StandUp4HumanRights 

#Myanmar @mbachelet  fears the situation is heading towards a full-blown conflict. She urges States to urgently apply concerted pressure on the military to halt the commission of grave human rights violations and possible crimes against humanity. 👉

Shocking violence against #Myanmar ’s people by its military on #ArmedForcesDay . We are receiving reports of scores killed, incl. children, 100s injured across 40 locations, & mass arrests. This violence is compounding the illegitimacy of the coup & the culpability of its leaders.

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First-ever report on calls for in #Kashmirernational  inquiry into violations a #humanrightsd  abuses on both sides of the Line of Control:

#Catalonia: UN experts urge political dialogue to defuse tensions after referendum

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UN experts call on the authorities in #India  to act urgently to protect journalist who has received death threats following an online hate campaign:

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