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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.

New law threatens civil society independence in Kazakhstan, warns UN expert

15 October 2015 – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, today warned that a new bill amending the law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Kazakhstan, may compromise the independence of associations and also challenge their existence.