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Shocked by incidents of caste-based discrimination & violence in Nepal during #COVID19 , @UNHumanRights  chief @mbachelet  calls for independent investigations.

In the latest in “a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers", @UNHumanRights  chief @mbachelet  condemned on Thursday, the killing of George Floyd.

Some 14 million people in Latin America & the Caribbean could experience food insecurity this year due to #COVID19 . @WFP  has launched the #MissingThisMeal  campaign to show solidarity with affected communities. More details here ⬇️

Strengthening the role of #womeninpeacekeeping  is essential to making sure our peace and security efforts are lasting and sustainable: @UNPeacekeeping  #PKDay 

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On the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers #PKDay  marked annually on 29 May, UN News pays tribute to the many different ways women are contributing to peace. @UNPeacekeeping  #womeninpeacekeeping  Our photo story here:

E-cigarettes are harmful and smoking makes #COVID19  symptoms worse, says @WHO  in warning over teenage targeting by industry. #TobaccoExposed 

Action by social media companies to prevent spread of hatred and violence online have been welcomed by @UNHumanRights .

Some 30 countries and their international partners have supported a ‘one-stop shop’ to share science and research in efforts to defeat #COVID19 . Find out more in our coverage from Friday.

On @UN  #PKDay , and every day, we honour the service, sacrifice and selflessness of UN peacekeepers serving across the world.


The @UN  Security Council met behind closed doors for the first time in more than 50 years Friday, for direct discussions over Kashmir.

Last week at #UNGA , was joined by , ambassadors & & many more to launch – UN's strategy for young people to take lead for More #Youth2030in  our story #GlobalGoals 

50,000 women killed by intimate partners or family members in 2017, making home the most dangerous place for women, finds new report #UNNewsStory  #16Days  #ENDviolence  #OrangeTheWorld 

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 .

Independent report from _HRC Commission of Inquiry into Gaza fence demos by Palestinians "found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli security forces committed serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law".

"If we went by the principle that those affected by a problem should be in charge of determining the solution, then the majority of the world's peace negotiators, foreign ministers, & diplomats would be women." - Special Envoy . She w #AngelinaJolies  at the today:

On #ClimateEmergency , "schoolchildren have grasped its urgency better than global leaders", says @antonioguterres  at #Lisboa21  - we need to take a seat "at your table" says @UN  chief. Full story:

Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, #CycloneIdai  has created "inland oceans running for mile after mile, with water above tree-level" says on the ground . Emergency "bigger by the hour".