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‘Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are Poisoning Our Societies’ – UN chief

New York, N.Y. Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity. “Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are, as I mentioned yesterday, poisoning our societies,” the Secretary-General told journalists today at a briefing […]

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Mauritania: UN Chief Says ‘Disagreements’ Over Referendum Results Must be Addressed Peacefully

  New York, N.Y. Following Mauritania’s 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. Mauritanians went to the polls this past Saturday, with the electoral commission announcing on […]

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Addressing Economic Inequalities Key to Countering Terrorism Without Fueling Racism – UN Expert

New York, N.Y.  A spate of recent terrorist attacks has driven an increase in security measures and exacerbated hate speech, a United Nations human rights expert warned today, calling for States to do more to meet the challenge of countering terrorism without fuelling racism and xenophobia. “After recent terrorist attacks, I have witnessed the proliferation of […]

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Many Aid Groups Unable to Manage War Zone Risks, Says UN-backed Report

“’Conflict parties’ lack of respect for the fundamental tenets of international humanitarian law and the brutality and volatility of today’s armed conflicts make it extremely difficult and dangerous for these brave aid workers to deliver humanitarian assistance and protection in complex emergencies,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien, whose Office for the Coordination of […]

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U.N. Launches Fund to Support Response to Cholera in Haiti

New York, N.Y.The United Nations has launched a new trust fund to support a coordinated system-wide response from the UN and its partners to help Haiti overcome the cholera epidemic and support the establishment of strong water, sanitation and health systems in the country.   Delivery of cholera kits in Les Cayes, Haiti, after the […]

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Millions More Children Will Have Access To ‘5-in-1’ Vaccine

New York, N.Y. – With a price drop to below $1 a dose, UNICEF has successfully secured a five-in-one vaccine for children at half the price the agency currently pays, which will allow it to buy 450 million doses for 80 countries over the next three years. An Auxiliary Nurse Midwife prepares vaccine inside Anganwadi centre […]

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In Wake of Hurricane Matthew, U.N. to Deliver Food for 180,000 People

New York, N.Y. – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Cuban Government to provide food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern areas of the island as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. WFP and the Government of Cuba will deliver food for 180,000 people affected by Hurricane Matthew, starting […]

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U.N. Wants Ethiopia to Allow International Panel to Stop Violence

New York, NY – Urging Ethiopian authorities to end their violent crackdown on peaceful protests, which has reportedly led to the death of over 600 people since November 2015, two United Nations human rights experts today further called on the Government to allow an international commission of inquiry to investigate the protests and the violence used […]

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UN Rights Chief Urges Kenyan Leaders to Act Responsibly, Avoid Further Violence

‘Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are Poisoning Our Societies’ – UN chief