Human rights

Human rights

6 June 2018
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

23 May 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the third plenary meeting of Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes, held in Kampala, Uganda, from 23 to 25 May:

27 April 2018
HR/5392

Following a fortnight of meetings, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues concluded its seventeenth session this afternoon, adopting a raft of recommendations which reflected this year’s central theme — indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources — and urged the Secretary‑General to convene regional consultations in the coming months on ways to enhance their participation in the work of the United Nations.

27 April 2018
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The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues concluded its seventeenth session today with the adoption of recommendations to protect and advance indigenous peoples’ rights worldwide, stressing that indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources not only serve their own well-being, but also help address some of the most pressing global challenges, such as climate change and the loss of biological diversity.

20 April 2018
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Indigenous peoples must be more involved in the work of the United Nations, and allowed to determine who participated on their behalf, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues said today, with some questioning Governments’ commitment to further consider that issue.

19 April 2018
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Indigenous women faced myriad forms of violence, and in the United States, murder rates that were 10 times the national average, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today, as participants considered the range of problems impairing or outright blocking the exercise of basic rights.

18 April 2018
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Indigenous peoples were overrepresented among the poor, disproportionately impacted by climate change and systematically targeted for defending their freedoms, experts told the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today as it covered a range of infringements upon collective rights to lands, territories and natural resources.

17 April 2018
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Government decisions to build roads, power plants and dams in the name of prosperity threatened the lives of indigenous peoples around the world, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues stressed today, amid calls to protect native lands and resources from such development aggression.

16 April 2018
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Some 370 million indigenous peoples around the world were being dispossessed of lands their ancestors had called home for generations, speakers in the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues stressed today, as they opened their seventeenth session amid calls to protect their collective rights to natural resources.

13 April 2018
HR/5386

More than 1,000 indigenous participants from all over the world will be at United Nations Headquarters from 16 to 27 April to participate in the seventeenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  This year’s session is focused on indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and natural resources.

15 March 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, observed on 25 March:

26 February 2018
SG/SM/18912-HRC/26

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Human Rights Council, in Geneva today:

11 February 2018
SG/SM/18891-HR/5384

The following statement by UN Secretary‑General António Guterres was issued today:

31 January 2018
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at a ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, in New York today:

30 January 2018
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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the thirteenth Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy, in New Delhi today:

22 January 2018
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Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed on 27 January:

20 January 2018
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the ceremony marking the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, at the Park East Synagogue in New York today:

11 December 2017
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Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at a Human Rights Day event, in New York today:

7 December 2017
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Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message for Human Rights Day, observed on 10 December:

1 December 2017
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Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message, “Transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all”, for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed on 3 December: