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UN rights experts slam ‘systemic racism’ in US police and courts

Police and criminal justice systems in the United States require urgent reform to eradicate “systemic racism” against people of African descent, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Thursday.

Mass protests against police violence, racism erupt in France

More than 31,300 individuals took to the streets of France against police violence and racism on Saturday, as reported by Franceinfo radio.

Scourge of racism haunts Black women and girls seeking healthcare

New York: Women and girls of African descent face a “systemic and historical pattern” of racial abuse in the health sector in countries across the world, leaving them at increased risk of death during childbirth, the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency said on Wednesday.

Racism which scars societies, must be stamped out, forum for people of African descent hears

New York: Racism is a global problem, and every country must take a stance against it, General Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi said on Monday, addressing the latest meeting of a UN platform to improve the safety and quality of life of people of African descent worldwide.

Dismantling racism today starts by understanding slavery’s ‘horrific’ past

Education is the “most powerful weapon” in the world’s arsenal to combat the brutal legacy of racism playing out today, the UN chief said on Monday, as the General Assembly met to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Fight slavery’s 'legacy of racism' through education: Guterres

New York: Honouring the millions of Africans sold into slavery helps to restore dignity to people who were so mercilessly stripped of it, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message to mark Saturday’s International Day to Remember the Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

UN upholds fight for a fairer world on anti-racism day

New York: With xenophobia, prejudice, and hate speech on the rise, the UN community gathered in the General Assembly Hall on Wednesday to call for action to root out racism and discrimination across the world.

USA: Woman stabs Indiana University student in Bloomington for being Asian

Bloomington (USA): Police in USA’s Bloomington arrested a 56-year-old woman on the charge of stabbing an 18-year-old Asian student on a public bus in the city, AFP reported.

Little progress combating systemic racism against people of African descent: UN report

New York: More than two years since the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States sparked the global Black Lives Matter movement, there’s been only “piecemeal progress” in addressing systemic racism, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Friday, in a new report.

Learn from the past, ‘stand united against racism’ – UN chief

New York: “Let us stand united against racism and together build societies based on dignity, equality and solidarity”, the UN chief said on Friday, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery.

For equality, respect and dignity we must ‘speak as one’ against racism: Guterres

New York: Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and everyday life across all societies, the UN chief said on Friday at a dedicated meeting against what he referred to as a catalyst that “normalizes hate, denies dignity, and spurs violence”.

UN expert criticises boycott of Durban Process against racism, calls for action

New York: An independent UN expert on Thursday, strongly criticized countries which continue to boycott the 20-year-old Durban Declaration against racism, and called on them to recommit to combatting discrimination and intolerance, in line with the landmark conference which took place in the South African city, in 2001.

USA: Rights experts call for reforms to end police brutality, systemic racism

New York: Independent UN human rights experts appealed on Friday for the new United States Government to adopt wide ranging reforms to end police violence and address systemic racism and racial discrimination.

Human Rights Council calls on top UN rights official to take action on racist violence

New York/IBNS: The UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet, is to spearhead efforts to address systemic racism against people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, the Human Rights Council decided on Friday. The resolution – decided unanimously without a vote - follows a rare Urgent Debate in the Council earlier in the week, requested by the African group of nations, following the death of George Floyd in the US state of Minnesota.

Some 3,000 People Rally in Vienna in Solidarity With Floyd Protesters - Police

Vienna/Sputnik/UNI: Approximately 3,000 people have joined the Black Lives Matter (BLM) rally in front of the United States embassy in Austria’s Vienna on Friday, the local police told Sputnik.