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#UnitedNations – High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell addresses the Security Council

#UnitedNations – High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell addresses the Security Council

| May 29, 2020

On 28 May, EU High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell (pictured) addressed the UN Security Council on the EU’s role in the preservation of international peace and security at the invitation of Estonia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council this month. This was High Representative/Vice President Borrell’s first annual presentation to the UN […]

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UN warns of global mental health crisis due to #COVID-19 pandemic

UN warns of global mental health crisis due to #COVID-19 pandemic

| May 15, 2020

A mental illness crisis is looming as millions of people worldwide are surrounded by death and disease and forced into isolation, poverty and anxiety by the pandemic of COVID-19, United Nations health experts said on Thursday (14 May), writes Kate Kelland. “The isolation, the fear, the uncertainty, the economic turmoil – they all cause or […]

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#G20 leaders to convene remotely as #Coronavirus cases near half a million

#G20 leaders to convene remotely as #Coronavirus cases near half a million

| March 26, 2020

Leaders from the group of 20 major economies will speak by video link today (26 March) about combating the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impacts, as global infections top 471,000 with more than 21,000 dead, write Nayera Abdallah in Cairo, Stephen Kalin in Riyadh, Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva, and Andrea Shalal in Washington. G20 finance […]

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Campaigners urge PM Johnson to ‘turbocharge’ #Climate plans ahead of UN summit

Campaigners urge PM Johnson to ‘turbocharge’ #Climate plans ahead of UN summit

| March 3, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson should “turbocharge” policies to cut Britain’s carbon emissions so the country can lead by example when it hosts a major UN climate summit in Glasgow in November, campaign groups said on Monday (2 March), writes Matthew Green. Although Britain was the first G7 nation to adopt a legally-binding target to cut […]

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Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

| January 18, 2020

On 22 January 2020, Spain’s human rights situation will be scrutinized by the UN in Geneva within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). In its report on the stakeholders’ contributions, the High Commissioner for Human Rights echoes the issues raised by different NGOs, associations, coalitions and individuals regarding the abuse of pretrial […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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In 2020, we need to think of a #UN for the 21st century

In 2020, we need to think of a #UN for the 21st century

| December 20, 2019

In recent years, it has become commonplace to criticize the United Nations for failing to do enough to safeguard human rights or secure global peace – writes Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan. The UN has not been effective in resolving major intractable issues whether Israel-Palestine, or more recent conflicts, like Syria, or the treatment of the Rohingya […]

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