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‘Step backwards’ for Bosnia’s autonomous Serb region as assembly reneges on Srebrenica genocide report

Content by: UN News Centre “Rejection of the Commission’s findings is a step backwards for Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Special Adviser Adama Dieng. “It undermines the rule of law and national and international efforts to achieve justice for ...

Using ‘leprosy’ metaphors in political rhetoric ‘fuels public stigma’ and discrimination: UN rights expert

Content by: UN News Centre That’s the view expressed by a UN human rights expert who is calling for the word to be abandoned as a metaphor “for all that is loathsome.” Alice Cruz pointed out that in the past two months alone, both the Portuguese ...

INTERVIEW: ‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief

Content by: UN News Centre His appointment by the Secretary-General back in 2014 was a landmark: he became the first Asian, Muslim and Arab ever to hold the post. Before that, Zeid had already enjoyed a long and distinguished career, both at the UN ...

Safe spaces offer security and dignity for youth, and help make the world ‘better for all’: Guterres

Content by: UN News Centre “The hopes of the world rest on young people,” said the UN chief on Friday, in advance of the official Day, which is celebrated annually on 12 August.

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