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Iceland to take vacated US seat on Human Rights Council

Content by: UN News Centre The United Nations General Assembly on Friday elected Iceland to serve on the Geneva-based global rights body effective immediately, through to the end of next year. Iceland inherits no particular responsibilities from ...

‘Historic moment’ for people on the move, as UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration

Content by: UN News Centre After more than a year of discussions and consultations among Member States, local officials, civil society and migrants themselves, the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized on ...

Hearing ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan, UN envoy says they yearn only for peace

Content by: UN News Centre Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict, told reporterss that she had been “alarmed to hear about the increasing climate of intimidation” in which civil society organisations work, ...

South Sudan: ‘Horrific acts’ by government may constitute ‘war crimes’ says UN, demanding justice

Content by: UN News Centre The UN human rights office, OHCHR, issued a report on Tuesday, noting the “deliberate…and brutally violent” targeting of civilians, particularly women and children, in April and May. According to the report, at least 120 ...

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