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'A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head

Exclusive: Freedoms have been crushed and free speech impeded by governments around the world, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, COVID, António GuterresThe


Human rights in the time of Covid: 'a pandemic of abuses’, says UN head

Exclusive: The ‘biggest international crisis in generations’ has rolled back years of progress and been used as a pretext to crackdown on freedoms, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, António GuterresThe


Public Interest Litigation Keeping the Homeless Safe

Early in the pandemic, António Guterres the 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations, stated, Early signs are that the COVID-19 virus poses a greater direct health risk to men, and particularly older men. But the pandemic is exposing and exploiting inequalities of all kinds, including gender inequality. In the long term, its impact on women’s health, rights and freedoms could harm us all. More recently, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Howard Njoo, highlighted the need for bet...
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US demands removal of sexual health reference in UN's Covid-19 response

Campaigners condemn letter from USAid’s John Barsa, calling it ‘a disgraceful and dangerous attack on essential health services’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCivil society groups have condemned calls by the Trump administration to remove references to sexual and reproductive health from the UN Covid-19 humanitarian response plan (HRP).In a letter to the UN secretary-general António Guterres on Monday, John Barsa, the acting administrator for the US agency for intern...
Tags: US, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Un, Reproductive Rights, Usaid, Trump, Antonio Guterres, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Women's rights and gender equality, Coronavirus outbreak, John Barsa, UN Covid


Global report: virus has unleashed a 'tsunami of hate' across world, says UN chief

António Guterres pleads for an end to ‘hate speech’; Beijing says it will cooperate with WHO on Covid-19 origin; global deaths near 270,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnited Nations chief António Guterres has said the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a “tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering”, and appealed for an all-out effort “to end hate speech globally.”The UN secretary-general said anti-foreigner sentiment has surged online and on ...
Tags: Health, China, Society, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Un, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus outbreak


Rohingya crisis: UN investigates its 'dysfunctional' conduct in Myanmar

Exclusive: Inquiry follows claims it ignored warning signs before alleged Rohingya genocideThe UN has launched an inquiry into its conduct in Myanmar over the past decade, where it has been accused of ignoring warning signs of escalating violence prior to an alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority.UN sources have confirmed to the Guardian that the initially hesitant UN secretary general, António Guterres, decided to proceed with the investigation after a “build-up in pressure” within the organ...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya, Antonio Guterres


Former Netherlands Defence Minister to head UNAMI

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (pictured) of the Netherlands as his Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). She will succeed Ján Kubiš of Slovakia, to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his service. Ms. Hennis-Plasschaert brings over 20 years of political and diplomatic experience, having served in several high-level government and parliamentary posit...
Tags: News, Iraq, Military, House Of Representatives, Netherlands, Amsterdam, United Nations, European Commission, Un, Brussels, Slovakia, Iraq Business News, European Parliament, Riga Latvia, Antonio Guterres, United Nations Assistance Mission


India government moving forward with the death penalty for child rape

This new Bloomberg piece, headlined "India Approves Death Penalty for Child Rapists After Outcry," provides a useful reminder that the United States is not the only nation inclined to respond with punitive new laws in the wake of a high-profile horrible crime.  Here are the basics: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet cleared an ordinance that imposes the death penalty on convicted child rapists. The amendment to the nation’s criminal law, which allows the death sentence in cases of rape of g...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, India, Narendra Modi, US, Bloomberg, United States, United Nations, Louisiana, New Delhi, Kashmir, Kennedy, Modi, Uttar Pradesh, Times of India, Jammu


UN chief seeks $900m for drought-hit Somalia

António Guterres says country’s future hangs in balance as it battles extremists and worst drought in decadesSomalia requires a further $900m (£700m) in aid this year to combat a worsening drought, the UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said. Related: 'We've never seen this drought, this disease': Somali families bury their dead Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Africa, Environment, Water, Drought, Famine, Society, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un, Humanitarian response


Yemen aid not reaching intended recipients, say activists on ground

UN secretary general António Guterres tells humanitarian donors conference war-torn country is facing ‘a tragedy of immense proportions’The UN has been promised half the amount requested for its humanitarian appeal for Yemen, secretary general António Guterres has said, as activists on the ground said relief was being prevented from reaching its recipients.Donors at a fundraising conference in Geneva pledged sums to take the total promised to $1.1bn (£860m), in a $2.1bn appeal that was only 15% ...
Tags: Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un, Geneva, Yemen, Antonio Guterres


Yemen hunger crisis: UN appeal raises half of $2.1bn target

António Guterres tells humanitarian aid conference the war-torn country is facing ‘a tragedy of immense proportions’The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said the UN has now been promised $1.1bn (£860m) – half the amount requested for the humanitarian appeal for Yemen, which is facing the world’s largest hunger crisis and experiencing “a tragedy of immense proportions”, with a child dying every 10 minutes. “Our humanitarian appeal for 2017 is $2.1bn and only 15% has been met until the ...
Tags: Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un, Geneva, Yemen, Antonio Guterres, Guterres


Yemen hunger crisis: UN only raises half of $2.1bn aid target

António Guterres tells humanitarian donors conference the war-torn country is facing ‘a tragedy of immense proportions’The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has said the UN has now been promised half the amount requested for its humanitarian appeal for Yemen, which is facing “a tragedy of immense proportions”. Speaking before donors at a fundraising conference in Geneva pledged sums to take the total promised to $1.1bn (£860m), Guterres said: “Our humanitarian appeal for 2017 is $2.1bn and...
Tags: Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un, Geneva, Yemen, Antonio Guterres, Guterres


Death, devastation and diplomacy: battle for Mosul intensifies – in pictures

As the UN secretary general, António Guterres, touches down in Iraq to witness the growing humanitarian crisis, he calls for the protection of civilians to be the ‘absolute priority’. But even as diplomatic efforts intensify, those trapped inside Mosul face escalating destruction, with reports emerging of hundreds killed by US-Iraqi coalition forces. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, Islamic State, Iraq, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Global development, Conflict and development, Un, Humanitarian response, Mosul, Antonio Guterres


New UN team to collect evidence for Syria war crime prosecutions

Geneva-based team will investigate ‘abuses that amount to international crimes’ and prepare files for future prosecutionsA new unit is being set up by the United Nations in Geneva to prepare prosecutions of war crimes committed in Syria, UN officials have said. The first major policy announcement under the newly inaugurated UN secretary-general, António Guterres, the unit will “analyse information, organise and prepare files on the worst abuses that amount to international crimes”, a UN human ri...
Tags: Law, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Un, Bashar al-Assad, Geneva, Antonio Guterres, Syria UN


New UN team to investigate war crimes and genocide in Syria

Geneva-based team will investigate ‘abuses that amount to international crimes’ and prepare files for future prosecutionsA new unit is being set up by the United Nations in Geneva to prepare prosecutions of war crimes committed in Syria, UN officials have said. The first major policy announcement under the newly inaugurated UN secretary-general, António Guterres, the unit will “analyse information, organise and prepare files on the worst abuses that amount to international crimes”, a UN human ri...
Tags: Law, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Un, Bashar al-Assad, Geneva, Antonio Guterres, Syria UN


Fences, fortresses, and fortifications: What (not) to do about contemporary refugee flows?

In 2015, more people fled from persecution, war, human rights violations, discrimination, and other hardship than at any other time since World War II. UNHCR, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, estimates that worldwide more than 60 million people, or one in every 122, have been forced to flee their homes. The vast majority of them have been displaced in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq and sought refuge in neighbouring countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Ir...
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