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Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council
New York, Mar 21: Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that the country had become “a worrying destabilizing factor in the region.” Read more>>
Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report

New York, Mar 20: Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva.

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What is ‘South-South cooperation’ and why does it matter?

New York, Mar 19: This week in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, over one thousand people, including high level government delegations and representatives from the private sector and civil society, will gather for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, or BAPA+40.

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UN standing with Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique as Southern Africa death toll from deadly cyclone mounts

New York, Mar 18: The UN chief has expressed his sadness at the loss of life and displacement across Zimbabwe, as a result of the deadly Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has pounded Southern Africa in recent days, leaving at least 150 dead in Malawi alone, according to latest news reports.

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Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the New Zealand mosque attacks

New York, Mar 17: Social media giant Facebook on Sunday said in the past 24 hours 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack has been removed.

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‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead

New York, Mar 16: The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some critically.

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New Zealand witnesses 'darkest day' as twin mosque attacks kill 49 in Christchurch

Christchurch, Mar 15: New Zealand lived a horrifying Friday when gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch city and killed at least 49 people, evoking worldwide condemnation as Prime Minister Jacinda Arden called it the country's darkest day. At least 48 people were hurt in the attacks.

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