Friday, June 14, 2024

Topic: UN

Pandemic recovery presents historic opportunity to ensure human rights for all: UN

Human rights have been battered in the COVID-19 pandemic but recovery represents a chance to improve on the status quo and finally ensure dignity for all, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Wednesday.

Loss of autonomy in Kashmir threatens minorities’ rights: UN independent experts

India’s decision to end autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir and restrict the participation of minorities in political and other activities sparked the concern of two UN-appointed independent human rights experts, on Thursday.

British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC’s new chief prosecutor

Criminal lawyer and human rights expert Karim Khan of the United Kingdom was elected on Friday to be the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

UN chief calls for urgent action against neo-Nazis in Holocaust remembrance message

More must be done to thwart neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are using the COVID-19 pandemic to target minorities, increase their ranks and re-write history, the UN Secretary-General has said.

UN’s rights body demands release of activists in Bhima Koregaon case

The human rights body of the United Nations has urged the Narendra Modi government to release the activists and intellectuals who are in prison for the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case, "at the very least on bail."

‘Famine not seen in 40 years,’ UN warns Pompeo decision

Top officials at the United Nations on Thursday urged U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse his plan to designate the Houthis in Yemen as a foreign terrorist organization, warning that if the Trump administration's policy goes into effect, it would push the nation into a "catastrophic" famine—worse than any seen in the past four decades—that could leave hundreds of thousands or even millions of innocent people dead.