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Tag: Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

  • Tuesday, September 11th 2018 - 14:57 UTC

    Hunger increases and affects 39 million people in Latin America

    FAO reported that the growth of hunger in the Latin American region grew marked especially by the humanitarian crisis experienced in Venezuela, where undernourishment reached 3.7 million

    Hunger reached 821 million people in 2017 worldwide, of which about 39 million are Latin American, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The figure represents a deterioration of 6.1% in Latin America and the Caribbean compared to previous years and could be due to the economic slowdown in South America, especially marked by the case of Venezuela, the UN agency said on Tuesday.

  • Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Hundreds of arbitrary killings by Venezuela security forces, claims UN

    These officers may have killed more than 500 people since July 2015 as a way to showcase crime-reduction results

    Venezuelan security forces have carried out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime, the UN's human rights body says. In the report it cites “shocking”accounts of young men being killed during operations, often in poor districts, over the past three years.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2018 - 18:51 UTC

    Venezuela: close to fraudulent elections

    Despite the accusations made by the international community, the government is heading towards an election unilaterally called.

    Venezuela's National Assembly, with opposition majority, denounced on Wednesday the “undue” use of electoral material, noting that official papers that belongs to the National Electoral Council (CNE) was found in gambling centers to print bet vouchers and presented its final report about the investigation into the case of the ex-rebel agent, Oscar Pérez.

  • Monday, October 30th 2017 - 10:55 UTC

    UN praises Uruguay's human rights commitment; warns about education dropouts and treatment of adolescents

    “Uruguay authorities have made significant efforts to integrate human rights into public policy, and there is clear political will to make progress in this area” Zeid said

    Uruguay’s commitment to human rights at home and abroad is clear, but the country must address a series of challenges, including “inhumane” prison conditions, widespread violence against women, dropout rate in education, the situation of adolescents in pre-trial conditions and continuing impunity for violations committed during military rule, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said at the end of a two-day visit.

  • Monday, May 4th 2015 - 06:07 UTC

    “Let Journalism Thrive”, says UN on Freedom of Expression Day

    “Everyone must be free to seek, receive and impart knowledge and information on all media, online and offline” said the message from Ban Ki-moon

    Freedom of expression and press freedom are critical to the successful implementation of good governance and human rights around the world, top United Nations officials declared today as they inaugurated the 2015 edition of World Press Freedom Day with a reminder that both freedoms were “essential” for the shaping of a new global sustainable development agenda.

  • Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 11:23 UTC

    Human Rights Day should be extended to every day of the year, says UN

    “Violations of human rights are more than personal tragedies,” Mr. Ban said. “They are alarm bells that may warn of a much bigger crisis.

    The universal reach of human rights should not be restricted to one day alone but extended to every day of the year, top United Nations officials declared on Wednesday, 10 December, as they marked Human Rights Day – an annual UN-backed event commemorating the date on which the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.