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The United Nations #HumanRights office is led by High Commissioner @MBachelet. Follow us on FB, IG & Tiktok at unitednationshumanrights. #StandUp4HumanRights

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UN Human Rights
2 days ago
On 10 December, we will be hosting a live Q&A with UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet, answering your questions on human rights and equality. Join the discussion with #AskBachelet ✍️ Learn more: #HumanRightsDay #StandUp4HumanRights
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UN Human Rights
an hour ago
As we mark the international day of persons with disabilities, Eric Grassien, explains his mission to improve accessibility rights for himself and others on public transportation in Geneva. Watch his video.
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UN Treaty Bodies
7 hours ago
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, #CRPD calls on States to take action to prevent & eliminate #GenderBasedViolence against women & girls with disabilities + to ensure their inclusion in the fight to end #GBV: #16Days #IDPD #OrangeTheWorld
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UN Human Rights
13 hours ago
.@swiss_un has donated $140K to support our Office's #humanrights work. You can donate too:
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UN Treaty Bodies
20 hours ago
🇪🇨 #Ecuador: UN anti-torture bodies #CAT & #SPT express alarm at ongoing massive violence in the prison system. They urge authorities to enhance security inside prisons by reducing overpopulation, preventing self-administration and ensuring accountability:
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UN Human Rights
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#BurkinaFaso: More than 1.4 million people have been internally displaced amid increasing reports of horrific acts of violence by extremist groups. UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet visited the town of Dori and met with internally displaced people, refugees & host communities.
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UN Human Rights
22 hours ago
“It was not my fault, now I know” Psychological assistance is key to #RecoveryFromSlavery. For 30 years, the UN Slavery Fund has been helping slavery survivors on their road to recovery. #AntiSlaveryFund30
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Michelle Bachelet
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As COVID-19 pushes more and more people into poverty, it also makes even more people vulnerable to modern slavery. On #SlaveryAbolitionDay, I commend all those who are struggling to end slavery and to care for survivors. #AntiSlaveryFund30 #RecoveryFromSlavery
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UN Human Rights
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🇳🇪 #Niger: UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet begins her official mission to Niger today with a briefing to a #HumanRights training session for officers of the G5 Sahel Joint Force:
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UN Human Rights
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#JammuKashmir: Concerns at arrest of Kashmiri rights defender Khurram Parvez under Indian counter-terrorism law #UAPA. We are also alarmed by the rise in civilian killings, incl. members of religious minorities, in Indian-administered Kashmir this year:
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UN Human Rights
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UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet ends official mission to #BurkinaFaso🇧🇫. As the country faces violent extremism, climate change and humanitarian crises, there is a window of opportunity for robust action grounded in human rights and the rule of law:
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UN Human Rights
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This year, the UN Slavery Fund received $1 million in voluntary contributions – a record. To the Member States and individuals who made this possible, thank you! Your contribution goes a long way in helping slavery survivors on their road to recovery. #AntiSlaveryFund30
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UN Human Rights
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We welcome the verdict of a German trial court which found an ISIL member guilty of genocide. This key step towards accountability & justice for #Iraq's Yazidi community also highlights need for ongoing support and timely & full implementation of the Yazidi Female Survivors Law.
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UN Human Rights
2 days ago
The World’s Best Mayor, @prio91350 of Grigny, France’s poorest town, fights inequality by advancing human rights. #HumanRightsDay #StandUp4HumanRights
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UN Human Rights
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.@PLMissionGeneva has donated $75K to support our Office's #humanrights work. You can donate too:
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UN Human Rights
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🇧🇫 In #BurkinaFaso, UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet heard from people displaced by climate and security crises in Dori, after droughts dried up their pastures. At the end of her mission to the country tomorrow, she will hold a press conference at 12:30 local time (13:30 CET).
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UN Human Rights
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#HumanRightsDay is marked every year on 10 December. This year's theme is "Equality". Join us to help spread the word that we’re all human, and all equal. Find out more:
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UN Human Rights
2 days ago
Ahead of #HumanRightsDay this year, we’re taking the path that brings us to a future with equality at its core. Join us to help spread the word that we’re all human, and all equal. Learn more:
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UN Special Procedures
3 days ago
Join UN @WGBizHRs experts to discuss a wide array of #BizHumanRights issues at this year's #UNForumBHR taking place from 29 to 1 December. ✍️ Register: 📺 Watch Live:
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