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THE UN SPECIAL Press Releases

Malaysia: UN expert says child marriages must end General—04 Oct 18

A UN human rights expert has urged Malaysian authorities to redouble their efforts to end child marriages, and to establish a robust non-discriminatory child protection system. The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children,

Cambodia: UN expert questions genuineness of ruling partys landslide General—27 Sep 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia called into question the "genuineness" of the general election in July, which maintained the ruling Cambodian People's Party decades-long position in power and "consigned multiparty

SPECA at 20: Strengthening the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia to deliver on General—21 Sep 18

Marking the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), high-level participants from the seven landlocked participating countries - Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan,

Sale and sexual exploitation of children: UN rights expert launches visit to General—21 Sep 18

During an official visit to the country from 24 September to 1 October, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children will examine to what extent and how Malaysia is engaged in preventing and combating these issues. "I will

The Philippines: UN experts urge further action to remove names on Governments terror General—20 Aug 18

UN human rights experts* have welcomed a ruling in the Philippines declaring that the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is a non-party to the government's recent petition which seeks to declare the New

Myanmar: Discriminatory policies means no return for refugees anytime soon, says General—10 Jul 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said the Government's failure to redress discriminatory laws against the Rohingya made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of refugees to return to their homes

Myanmar: UN expert calls for ICC to probe decades of crimes General—28 Jun 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has urged the Human Rights Council to support efforts to investigate and prosecute at the International Criminal Court those responsible for alleged crimes that have

Critical time to welcome refugees, says UN rights expert General—20 Jun 18

The world must act now to help those forced to leave their homes by overwhelming circumstancessays a UN rights expert. In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, is urging people to

UN housing expert calls for human rights shift in South Korea General—23 May 18

United Nations expert, Leilani Farha, urged national and local governments of South Korea to shift their approach to housing and homelessness to meet current human rights standards. Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate

Human rights experts urge media protection and end to attacks on journalists General—03 May 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye, and rights experts from around the world have joined forces to highlight growing threats to media independence and diversity worldwide, particularly those affecting digital outlets. In a

Human Rights are key to progress in North Korea talks, says UN expert General—26 Apr 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has warned the States involved in any denuclearisation negotiations that avoiding the topic of human rights in North

Indonesia: Production increase must fulfil right to food for all, says UN General—20 Apr 18

Indonesia's successful policies to increase rice production should be linked to fulfilling its obligation to the right to food for all, Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, has said. "Indonesia has grown as one of the leading

Indonesia: UN expert launches mission to assess the enjoyment of the right to General—05 Apr 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will visit Indonesia from 9 to 18 April 2018 to gather first-hand information on the country's food and agriculture policies that affects peoples' livelihoods. "I look forward to the

Myanmar: UN expert calls for accountability over violence in Rakhine General—13 Mar 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, told the Human Rights Council on Monday she was increasingly of the opinion that the events in Rakhine State bear the hallmarks of genocide and called in the strongest

Accusations against UN expert a retaliation by Philippines, say fellow General—09 Mar 18

UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about terrorism accusations levelled against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national. The legal petition listing her name is an

North Korea detente: UN expert urges opening for human rights General—09 Mar 18

Welcoming rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, including possible discussions about denuclearisation, the UN Special Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana, called on the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to take the opportunity

UN human rights expert laments tragic sense of dej? vu in Myanmar, says refugee returns General—02 Feb 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, and said talk of repatriating

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar to hold press conference on 1 February General—30 Jan 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will hold a press conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 1 February 2018 to present her end of mission statement discussing her recent visits to Bangladesh and Thailand.

UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh and Thailand 18 to 30 General—17 Jan 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the country's neighbours Bangladesh and Thailand from January 18, vowing to fulfill her mandate despite the Government's refusal to work with her. "I am

Viet Nam UN expert launches mission to assess hunger and food insecurity General—13 Nov 17

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will visit Viet Nam from 13 to 24 November 2017 to gather first-hand information on the country's food situation, including the impact of climate change. ""I look forward to the opportunity to

UN expert urges Pakistan to locate and return home four disappeared rights and social media General—16 Jan 17

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression, David Kaye, today called on the Pakistani authorities to make it a matter of the highest priority to locate, protect and return home four disappeared human rights and social

Ahead of the UN Special Summit: Industrialized Nations are at Risk of Missing the new Sustainable General—08 Sep 15

- Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images ( http://www.apimages.com ) and http://www.presseportal.de/nr/7977 - Most industrialized countries in the OECD are not yet ready for the international community's new sustainability pledge. Many are

UN human rights expert urges Timor-Leste to reconsider dismissal of international judges and Lifestyle—27 Nov 14

The UN Special Rapporteur on the independenceof judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, today warned that the audit of thejustice sector and the dismissal of all international judicial personnelannounced in Timor-Leste puts at risk the independence of the

Thailand must show clear leadership against it in the region and beyond, urges UN General—25 Aug 11

The UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, urged the Government of Thailand to “do more to combat human trafficking effectively and protect the rights of migrant workers who are

UN human rights expert to visit Myanmar from 14-19 February General—16 Feb 09

Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights -- The UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom s Ojea Quintana, will undertake his second mission to Myanmar from 14 to 19 February 2009. The main objectives of his visit are

Government and UN begin dialogue on Child Soldiers General—29 Jun 07

The UN Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, concluded her five day visit to Myanmar within the framework of Security Council Resolution 1612 (2005), monitoring the six grave violations committed against children

UN Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders to discuss her General—23 May 03

Bangkok (United Nations Information Services) -- The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Defenders, Ms Hina Jilani, will discuss the conclusions of her current mission to Thailand on Tuesday, 27 May, 2003 at the UN Conferenc