Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Libya: new round of UN-facilitated political dialogue set to begin next week

7th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 6 August 2015 – With a new round of the United Nations-facilitated political dialogue set to begin next week, the top UN envoy for Libya, Bernardino León, has urged the parties to redouble their efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict in the country. (more…)

“Indigenous Peoples’ participation is key to the advancement of their human rights”

6th August 2015 News and Media, Press Releases

Geneva, 9 August 2015 – Message by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples* and the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples** to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Sunday 9 August 2015. (more…)

Kiribati: UN backs new vaccine to protect children from life-threatening diarrhea

6th August 2015 Press Releases

Kiribati, 5 August 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are supporting a new vaccination campaign announced today by the Government of Kiribati to protect children from a potentially killer virus. (more…)

UN experts urge Pakistan to strengthen protection of children after latest execution

6th August 2015 Press Releases

Pakistan, 5 August 2015 – United Nations human rights experts today condemned the execution in Pakistan of Shafqat Hussein, who was reportedly 14 years old when he was convicted of murder, and called on the country to strengthen the protection of children. (more…)

Condemning new death sentence, UN rights chief highlights alarming use of capital punishment in Iran

6th August 2015 Press Releases

Iran, 5 August 2015 – The top United Nations human rights official today expressed alarm at the imposition of the death penalty on Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of a spiritual movement, writer and practitioner of alternative medicine theories used in Iran and abroad. (more…)