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The UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights have also benefited unions, civil society and affected communities, rights experts @WGBizHRs  said in marking their 10th anniversary. #nextdecadeBHR 

The number of people worldwide who require humanitarian aid will increase unless countries collaborate more to address conflict, climate change and disease, outgoing @UNReliefChief  Mark Lowcock has said.

The highest-ranking Slovakian in @UN_CYPRUS  did not start his career, aiming to command a group of UN ‘blue helmets'...at the time, he was more interested in playing volleyball! 🎧 Hear what else he told UN News ⤵️

Remittances are a lifeline for many & have proved more dependable than expected during the pandemic, UN chief @antonioguterres  said in his message for #FamilyRemittances  Day.

#ClimateChange is testing the resilience of dryland ecosystems and human communities, @UNESCO  said prior to #DesertificationAndDroughtDay  on Thursday.

Wednesday’s top UN News audio stories: 🎙 ‘Families came first’ for remittances, during pandemic year 🎙 @MONUSCO’s Bintou Keita urges DRC leaders to avoid ethnic hate speech 🎙 Reversing desertification and drought, key for billions

Restoring degraded land would "help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change…and it could generate an extra $1.4 trillion dollars in agricultural production each year”, said UN chief @antonioguterres  on #DesertificationAndDroughtDay 

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#Myanmar : Junta’s brutal response to peaceful protests likely meets the legal threshold for crimes against humanity #HumanRights  exper @RapporteurUn  tol @UN_HRC  on Thursday, urging a united global response in the country’s hour of need. #HRC46 

#Myanmar #HumanRights  expert @rapporteurun '>Tom Andrew @RapporteurUn  “heartbroken” & “outraged” at reports of the largest number of protesters killed by security forces in a single day “I appeal to UN Member States to heed my call to act.” ➡️

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#HumanRights expert @RapporteurUn  has welcomed new coordinated sanctions by the US, UK and Canada targeting Myanmar's military leaders. He urges more nations to follow suit.

#Myanmar : UN rights experts urge business ‘to take a stand’ against military junta “The revenues that the military earns from domestic and foreign businesses substantially enhances its ability and capacity to carry out grav #HumanRights  violations”

#Myanmar : Ongoing arrests of political leaders, government officials, civil society actors & media “deeply concerning”, UN Secretary-General said on Sunday “Reports of continued violence, intimidation & harassment by security personnel are unacceptable”

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Independent @UN  rights experts are urging Hong Kong authorities to drop prosecutions of 15 leading pro-democracy activists. Charges were filed as protests are restricted due to the #CoronavirusPandemic .

#Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN #HumanRights  expert Tom Andrews says “We saw increasing violence & increasing brutality by the military. And we saw peaceful, unarmed protesters”

A “bloodbath is imminent” in #Myanmar , Special Envoy@SchranerBurgen1  warned the UN #SecurityCouncil  on Wednesday, reiterating the need for a “firm, unified and resolute international response”

#Myanmar : On Friday, the UN @un_hrc '>Human Rights Counci @UN_HRC  adopted a resolution calling for, among others, the immediate & unconditional release of all those arbitrarily detained, as well as restoration of the democratically elected Government More ⤵️

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#Myanmar : Coups have no place in today’s world @UN  chie @antonioguterres  tell #HRC46  , whil @UNHumanRights  HumanRights High @mbacheletommissioner  insists on world’s chance to “build back b #COVID19tter ” after pandemic.

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