#StandUp4HumanRights: Join us in asking governments to introduce laws supporting health-related rights. Call Governments to allocate at least 5% of GDP for public health spending, which is the recommended percentage for achieving Universal Health Coverage. See new report: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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UN human rights experts have urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its criminalization of blasphemy. Their call comes after the recent blasphemy conviction and imprisonment of Indonesian politician and former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (‘Ahok’).

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“People look down on you & assume all kinds of things about you – like you’re an outsider, or you don’t speak the language," said Latif, a Syrian migrant. The migration narrative is all too often grounded in myth, fear, and prejudice, ignorant of facts, data and evidence, and deeply offensive to our shared values of human rights and equality. Learn about our efforts to build a global compact...
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Venezuela: We regret the continued loss of lives during the political unrest. The latest figure we have is the one given out on 17 May by the Attorney General who confirmed 42 deaths in the context of the protests. We welcome her announcement that the deaths will be investigated -- and we believe it is important they are properly investigated. There are allegations of excessive use of force...
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Venezuela We regret the continued loss of lives during the political unrest
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Violations and abuses in South Sudan may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity. The conflict has even spread to areas that had remained largely peaceful, like Yei, an ethnically diverse town. Violence fueled strong divisions along ethnic lines & resulted in targeted killings, arrests, rapes and mass civilian displacement, including many women & children. Despite being denied access...
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Culture, tradition and religion can never justify the denial of human rights. Check out United Nations Free & Equal's new #CultureOfLove campaign. Today is the Intl Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
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Culture tradition and religion can never justify the denial of human rights
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All human beings are born free & equal. Ahead of the Intl Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (17 May), UN experts urge States to protect trans and gender diverse children and adolescents effectively from discrimination, exclusion, violence and stigma and to foster supportive family environments for trans and gender diverse people. Learn more [ Ow.ly Link ] & Check out our FB...
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We are alarmed by the expanding attacks by armed groups against the civilian population in several parts of the Central African Republic in recent months, as well as attacks against UN peacekeepers in the southeast. UN Human Rights Chief #Zeid is particularly disturbed by the increase in targeted killings of civilians since the fighting between rival groups began in November 2016. “Violence...
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Human rights are essential and fundamental for all people. We are excited to share our new partnership with Microsoft to use technology to help advance the promotion and respect of human rights. Together, we hope to forge a new path for how the public sector and businesses collaborate to move human rights – for all people – forward. [ Ow.ly Link ] #StandUp4HumanRights
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Mexico must urgently expand & improve water and sanitation provision for all, says UN expert Leo Heller. “The reality of access to water for poor communities in dispersed rural or peripheral urban areas and indigenous peoples is sporadic supply and unreliable water quality, leaving many people dependent on costly or unsafe water sources.” Learn more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Mexico must urgently expand improve water and sanitation provision for all says
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Stand up for children's rights! Starting today, the UN #ChildRights Committee will review Antigua and Barbuda, Bhutan, Cameroon, Lebanon, Mongolia, Qatar, Romania, and the USA. Learn more [ Ow.ly Link ] & Watch the webcast at [ Webtv.un.org Link ]

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Stand up for childrens rights Starting today the UN ChildRights Committee will
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Join the fight against racism: The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racism (CERD) helps ensures that the rights and dignity of all persons are respected, regardless of their ethnicity, race, nationality or color. It promotes the equal application of human rights for all, focusing on creating meaningful dialogue and concrete progress in combatting racial discrimination. "We all have a role to...
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Photo: Exhibition of Medieval Torture and Execution in St.Petersburg, Russia. What is the first thing you see when you hear the word "torture"? Cold dirty walls, interrogation room, pain, marks on the body that will stay forever? Nothing can ever justify the practice of torture in our world. See issues and recommendations identified by the UN anti-torture Committee following the review of:...
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Photo Exhibition of Medieval Torture and Execution in StPetersburg Russia What is
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Pictured: El Salvadoran LGBT rights defender Karla Avelar. In late April, 3 men threatened her and demanded money from her within three days. Following the visit, Ms. Avelar was forced to flee her home – yet again. Over the past 2 years, she has been forced to move 6 times for security reasons. Ms. Avelar, who herself is transgender, has faced violence and intimidation numerous times over...
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Pictured El Salvadoran LGBT rights defender Karla Avelar In late April 3
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Have you ever witnessed racist incidents at a football game? How did you stand up against racism? A few weeks ago, Dynamo Kiev fans attended a match wearing Ku Klux Klan outfits and swastikas. More recently, Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari, who left the field to protest racist chanting, claimed that FIFA and UEFA are “not taking racism seriously." Should football stadiums or associations...
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"Uzbekistan is, in my view, at a cross-roads," said UN Human Rights Chief Zeid at the end of his visit to the country. "The volume of constructive human-rights related proposals, plans and new legislation that has emerged since President Mirziyoyev took up office is remarkable. The successful implementation of those reforms could have a transformational impact on the country’s future. I am...
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Panama’s agenda of reforms should now focus on fighting tax evasion & a better regulation of the banking industry in this area, said UN expert on foreign debt Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky. “The main component of illicit financial flows globally is tax fraud. These funds, which circulate through and are deposited in the shadows of the financial and corporate system, consolidate poverty and inequality...
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Panamas agenda of reforms should now focus on fighting tax evasion a
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#India must restore Internet & social media networks in Jammu & Kashmir, say UN experts David Kaye & UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders, Michel Forst. The ban was imposed in April following widespread student demonstrations. The Government reportedly blocked access to 22 websites and applications, including WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter, and 3G and 4G data services for mobile...
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India must restore Internet social media networks in Jammu Kashmir say UN
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