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26 stories found over the past 45 days
UN rights office voices concern at clampdown on political activism in Cambodia

30 October 2015 – The United Nations human rights office expressed concern today over a worsening climate for opposition politicians and activists in Cambodia, and stressed that the right to peaceful assembly and to freedom of expression belongs to all.

Human rights must be at the heart of historic election period in Myanmar – UN expert

29 October 2015 – A United Nations independent expert today called on all those in positions of authority in Myanmar to ensure that respect for the human rights of all must be at the core of the historic elections due to take place in 10 days’ time.

DPR Korea: UN rights expert ‘deeply regrets’ unchanged human rights situation

28 October 2015 – The international community was strongly urged today by a UN rights expert to maintain effective and meaningful efforts to address the continued dire human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

‘Terrorism is on the march’ Ban tells global dialogue in Madrid, urging unified response to end scourge

28 October 2015 – Despite the world’s best efforts, “terrorism is on the march” and the violent ideas that fuel it are spreading, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, telling delegations gathered for a global dialogue in Madrid that a unified, multi-dimensional and rights-based response is required to wipe out the scourge.

UN human rights chief sends assessment mission to South Sudan following reports of rights abuses

26 October 2015 – After reports of alleged violations and abuses of human rights committed by both parties to the conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is deploying a 10-member mission to the country to assess the situation.

Ban welcomes next phase of Haiti’s electoral process, set for Sunday

22 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the next phase of the electoral process in Haiti, which will take place on Sunday with the first round of presidential elections, the second round of legislative elections and the holding of municipal elections.