Archive for May, 2013

“Tackling inequality is key to combating poverty in Namibia,” says UN independent expert

29th May 2013 Uncategorized

GENEVA – Unacceptable levels of inequality along the lines of gender, race, region, ethnicity and class continue to plague Namibia, says the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda. (more…)

“People living in poverty must have their say” – UN expert on extreme poverty urges in new report

29th May 2013 Uncategorized

GENEVA  – “Participation is a fundamental human right, not a simple policy option that policymakers can choose not to implement,” United Nations Special Rapporteur Magdalena Sepúlveda said today, presenting her annual report* to the Human Rights Council. (more…)

European Union must guarantee human rights of migrants – UN expert

29th May 2013 Uncategorized

UN/EU– Migration policy in the European Union (EU) must incorporate a human rights approach instead of solely focusing on security concerns, a United Nations independent expert today stressed. (more…)

Senior UN humanitarian official urges end to ‘horrors’ in eastern DR Congo

29th May 2013 Uncategorized

DRC – Lamenting the immense suffering of the people in North Kivu and other parts of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where violence “has gone on for too long,” a senior United Nations relief official touring the region today called for an end to the fighting. (more…)

UN health chief urges global cooperation to tackle novel coronavirus threat

29th May 2013 Uncategorized

WHO – The head of the United Nations health agency has sounded the alarm over novel coronavirus, and stressed the need for countries to work together to adequately address the threat posed by the rare illness. (more…)