Saturday, April 17, 2021

Iraq: UNESCO architectural design winners to rebuild iconic Al-Nouri Mosque complex

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Eight Egyptian architects have been awarded the job of restoring the historic Al-Nouri Mosque complex in Mosul, Iraq, the UN cultural chief announced on...

Prevention is ‘only cure’ to end sexual violence in conflict, Security Council hears

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“Prevention is the best and only cure” to stem the multiple, devastating and enduring consequences faced by survivors of sexual violence in conflict, especially...

Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts

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Violence attributed to Israeli settlers against Palestinians living in the West Bank has worsened in recent months, amidst “an atmosphere of impunity”, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on...

Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows

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Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a...

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

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Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving...

Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda ‘brutal’ election crackdown 

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UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 50 people by “brutal policing methods”, linked to disputed national elections held in January.   Read the full story,...

Review ‘disproportionate and unwarranted’ measures, rights experts urge Cambodia

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United Nations independent human rights experts on Monday called for the review of new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Government of Cambodia...

UK armed forces bill would limit war crimes accountability: UN rights chief

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Legislation under consideration in the UK regarding armed forces personnel could limit accountability for war crimes if it is passed in its current form,...

The more you learn, the more you earn: education and poverty alleviation in Thailand

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A good education is often seen as a route out of poverty, but many disadvantaged children are unable to finish school. In Thailand, a...

Libya violated rights of ‘targeted’ woman activist, says anti-discrimination committee

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The failure of Libya to investigate the unlawful arrest and torture of a women’s rights activist is a clear rights violation, the UN’s Committee...

Hate speech and violence still rising against Roma despite recognition gains, says rights expert

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More must be done to tackle online hate speech against minorities including the Roma and Sinti, who continue to be scapegoated for spreading the...

Counter hate-driven movements, Guterres urges, reflecting on Rwandan genocide

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As the world marks the grim anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the...

Why we should support refugee athletes’ Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo: UNHCR

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Ahead of Tokyo 2021, it’s never been more important to support the refugee athletes who have escaped conflict and persecution and who continue to...

Secretary-General welcomes US decision to lift sanctions against ICC officials

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by the United States to lift sanctions and visa restrictions against officials with the International Criminal...

End police brutality and impunity in Belarus, rights experts urge

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The continued pattern of police brutality and impunity in Belarus must end, UN rights experts said on Thursday, expressing alarm over excessive use of...