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U.N. Members Visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y. Refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, seen during a visit by the Security Council delegation to the Kutupalong Refugee camp. The camp is currently the world’s largest refugee settlement and hosts around 600,000 refugees. Tweet

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U.K.: Expert Warns of “Stark Increase” in Hate Crimes, Post-Brexit

London, U.K. Sounding an alarm over a “stark increase” in hate crimes across the United Kingdom as well as “widespread discrimination” faced by ethnic minorities, a United Nations independent rights expert has called on the country to “comprehensively” combat racism and bias. Britain First deputy arrested over speech made at Belfast rally. Photo courtesy of Tiocfaidh ár […]

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Tibetan, Alone, Imprisoned: Free These Young Men Now!

New York, N.Y. An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere. In these days when the world seems to have gone mad, from children being ripped from their mothers’ breasts on our borders to our president spreading lies and hatred daily, what can we as true Americans do? Like John McCain, Get involved! I recently heard […]

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U.N. Rights Chief Urges Kenyan Leaders to Act Responsibly

New York, N.Y. Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability for reported abuse by security forces which has led to deaths and injures, including among children. “Kenya is at a critical juncture,” […]

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Security Council Adopts First-Ever Resolution on Mine Action

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations Security Council today adopted its first-ever resolution on mine action, noting the serious and lasting threat posed by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices, while also recognizing the positive contribution of mine action to sustaining peace and stability. A UNMASS official investigate a mortar impact in MINUSMA […]

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LGBT expert urges partnership to end violence and discrimination

New York, N.Y. Global partnership is needed to end discrimination and violence against the worldwide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, a United Nations human rights expert has told an international conference in Bangkok, Thailand, outlining five key steps that should be taken.                       […]

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Taking Steps to Reduce Violence Against Persons with Albinism

New York, N.Y. United Nations human rights expert Ikponwosa Ero called upon government representatives gathered in New York for the General Assembly to take swift action to end a growing problem of violence and severe discrimination against people with albinism. Independent Expert on Albinism Ikponwosa Ero. Photo: OHCHR/Christine Wambaa. Ms. Ero is the first Independent […]

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Central African Republic Needs Help Taking on ‘Peacekeeping Chief’

New York N.Y. Recent unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) demonstrates that the situation there remains fragile, and “spoilers are still active, on both sides,” the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, telling the Security Council that the international community must stand firm and support the Government’s efforts to ensure lasting peace. Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General […]

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