UN Human Rights

UN Human Rights


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

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"Every State has an interest in ensuring that no-one is left behind. We are only truly safe if all of us are safe. " – UN Human Rights Chief@mbachelet  calls for States to build smart, universal social protection systems. Read more:

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Make human rights count for #COVID19response  and recovery. We need the right data, collected in the right ways, to ensure the right COVID-19 response and recovery. See new publication on governance statistics for #COVID-19 :

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ACCOUNTABILITY for human rights violations committed in the context of terrorism & countering terrorism is essential for maintaining a democratic order based on the rule of law. Victims have the right to justice and redress. Read our report at #HRC45  📃 👉

@MaltaUNGeneva  has donated $18K to support our Office’s #humanrights  work. You can donate too:

#IndigenousRights defenders are guardians of indigenous peoples' land, rights + the knowledge & identity which form the basis for their existence as peoples. Protecting these ways of life has increasingly jeopardized their own lives – @NadaNashif  👉 #HRC45 

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Impunity has fuelled violence in #SouthSudan . Since independence, violence has been rewarded with power, not sanctioned – @NadaNashif  tells #HRC45  and calls for political and social investment to rebuild society and achieve a durable peace. Learn more:

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#Burundi : In its final report, the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi outlines the serious human rights violations occurring in the context of the 2020 elections, including summary executions, arbitrary detentions and arrests, torture and sexual violence.

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1 billion individuals worldwide live with #disabilities . Climate change adaptation and mitigation actions should #LeaveNoOneBehind . Find out how to include people with disabilities:

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#COVID19 has heavily impacted #LGBTI  people, revealing the high cost of structural discrimination and inequalities. Social & economic systems that perpetuate oppression and exclusion create pockets of vulnerability, harming everyone – @mbachelet  👉 #UNGA 

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#India : We are concerned that the ne #CitizenshipAmendmentAct  is fundamentally discriminatory in nature. Goal of protecting persecuted groups is welcomed, but new law does not extend protection to Muslims, incl. minority sects: #FightRacism  #CABProtests 

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“Shocking killing of dozens, injury of hundreds by Israeli live fire in #Gaza  must stop now. The right to life must be respected. Those responsible for outrageous human rights violations must be held to account. The int'l community needs to ensure justice for victims” – #Zeid .

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We urge Chinese authorities to ensure due process rights to group of 12 Hong Kongers arrested at sea, including swift access to legal representation of their choosing.

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 

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

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