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UNHRC: Pashtuns protest against Pakistan Army

Geneva: Condemning human rights violations in Pakistan, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Europe activists participated in a demonstration outside the UNHRC headquarters in Geneva recently to condemn the gross abuses in the South Asian nation.

Geneva: Protest at Broken Chair highlights the plight of Christians in Pakistan

Geneva: A silent demonstration was held in front of the United Nations Office of Geneva alongside the Broken Chair to raise the plight of Christian community in Pakistan.

Geneva: Tibetans hold anti-China protest at UN complex

Geneva: Members of the Tibetan community from Switzerland and Lichtenstein on Friday demonstrated against China in front of the complex of the United Nations here.

Pakistan ethnic groups stage protest in Geneva on UNHRC sidelines, Pashtun leader seeks India's help

Geneva/IBNS: Voicing their discontent, human rights activists from Pashtun, Baloch, Sindhi and other communities have highlighted the atrocities perpetrated by the Pakistani military establishment on these group, with a pavilion displaying 'Stop Pashtun Torture' at Broken Chair in Geneva recently.

Minority groups of Pakistan protest against atrocities of Army in Geneva

Geneva/IBNS: Several minority groups from Pakistan protested against  Pakistani Army for its atrocities and put up banners and posters in Geneva city where the United Nations Human Rights Council session is going on.

Top UN Syria envoy hails ‘impressive’ start to historic talks in Geneva

New York/IBNS: UN-brokered face-to-face talks between the Syrian Government and opposition – the first to take place in nearly nine years of fighting – to draft a new constitution for the country, will continue into next week, the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, said on Friday.

Baloch activists assemble in Geneva, highlight Pakistani atrocities

Geneva, Mar 14 (IBNS):  Baloch Human Rights defenders, activists, and their international supporters assembled in Geneva and adopted a resolution where they asked the international community to come forward and urge the government of Pakistan to refrain from the use of oppressive measures leading to human rights violations in Balochistan.  

‘Compelling case’ for urgency around global disarmament, UN-led forum told

New York, Jan 22 (IBNS): Michael Møller, head of the UN in Geneva, has warned delegates to the Conference on Disarmament that cyber-security challenges, and the existence of new weapons systems and technologies, are not being sufficiently addressed or reflected in current arms control regimes.

First Western Sahara talks at UN in six years, begin in Geneva

New York, Dec 6 (IBNS): Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara – the first in years – the Organization announced on Wednesday.

Major UN push for peace to end Yemen’s ‘hot war’ begins in Geneva

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): Efforts are under way to bring a “flickering signal of hope” to war-weary civilians in Yemen with UN-organised consultations between the Government and the Houthi opposition in Geneva set to begin, the UN’s Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, said on Wednesday.

Those responsible for war crimes in Syria ‘will be held accountable for what they have done,’ says UN rights chief

New York, Mar 3 (JEN): War crimes, potentially crimes against humanity, are likely being committed in east Ghouta and elsewhere in Syria, and the United Nations human rights chief warned on Friday that the perpetrators of these acts must know they are being identified and will be held accountable.

In Geneva, UN Member States and experts discuss demographic, economic dimensions of migration

New York, Oct 13(Just Earth News): United Nations Member States began Thursday in Geneva the sixth thematic session of discussions on the proposed Global Compact on Migration, during which delegates and experts will examine the issue of labour mobility of migrants.

In Geneva, UN urges upholding human rights amid rising populism and extremism

New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News): Disregard for human rights is a “disease,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday told the opening session of the UN Human Rights Council, urging Member States to uphold the rights of all people in the face of rising populism and extremism.

In Geneva, Ban reiterates call to end Syrian conflict; reflects on tenure as UN chief

New York, Oct 4(Just Earth News): Speaking at a press conference in the United Nations Office in Geneva on Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon once again called for the political will to end the Syrian conflict, while also sharing his reflections on the nearly 10 years he spent as the top UN official.

UN rights chief warns of 'preventable calamities' and 'worrying' trends in more than 50 countries

New York, June 14 (Just Earth News):In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN rights chief sheds a light on “preventable calamities” and worrying trends around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries.