New York: Iran faced calls on Wednesday from top UN-appointed rights investigators to halt the executions of people sentenced to death in connection with anti-Government demonstrations that have continued since the death in custody of Mahsa Amini last September.
New York: The UN General Assembly elected a dozen new countries on Thursday to serve on the Human Rights Council, while Germany and Sudan secured second terms.
New York: The deterioration of human rights in Belarus continues to engulf the country in a climate of fear and arbitrary rule, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.
New York: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world’s most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.
New York: The work of UN-appointed independent rights experts is at risk from a critical lack of funding, they warned on Monday.
New York: 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York.
New York, June 21 (IBNS): International reaction to the United States decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Councilcontinued on Wednesday with the President of the Geneva-based assembly confirming that the election of a new Member State would take place “as soon as possible” to fill the vacant seat.
New York, June 20 (IBNS): In response to the withdrawal of the United States on Tuesday from the United Nations body which is designed to promote and protect human rights around the globe, Secretary-General António Guterressaid that he would have “much preferred” the US remain.