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Updated On: Monday, 22 April 2019
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25 years on from genocide against the Tutsi, UN Chief warns of ‘dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance’

Content by: News Centre April 7 marks the start of the 1994 genocide, which saw over 800,000 Tutsis, moderate Hutu and others who opposed the genocide, systematically killed in less than three months.

Millions of Bangladeshi children at risk from climate crisis, warns UNICEF

Content by: UN News Centre According to the study - Gathering Storm: Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh - the country’s flat topography, dense population and weak infrastructure make it “uniquely vulnerable to the powerful ...

UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new ‘extreme and unjustified’ penal code

Content by: UN News Centre Underscoring that every person has the right to be “free from torture” and “cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment”, UNAIDS, the agency dedicated to tackling the virus, and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the sexual and ...

Brunei’s new penal code would enshrine ‘cruel and inhuman punishments’ UN rights chief warns

Content by: UN News Centre In an appeal to the Bruneian Government to stop what she described as “draconian” revisions, due to come into force on Wednesday, High Commissioner Bachelet maintained that they “would enshrine in legislation cruel and ...

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