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UN experts laud International Olympic Committee for considering admission of Russian, Belarusian athletes2023-02-01
Two UN experts commended the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday for considering the admission of athletes from the Russian Federation and Belarus in sports competitions as “neutral” contestants.
‘A great victory’: Odesa mayor reacts to UNESCO Heritage List inclusion2023-01-30
In an interview with UN News, Gennady Trukhanov, the Mayor of Odesa, describes the inclusion of the historic city centre and port in the UNESCO World Heritage List as a great victory, which will help in the protection of the Odesa’s cultural treasures.
Holocaust remembrance: beware ‘siren songs of hate’ – UN chief2023-01-27
At a UN ceremony to mark the Holocaust on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that antisemitism, hate speech, and misinformation are ever-present, 90 years on from the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany.
Systemic racism within UK criminal justice system a serious concern: UN human rights experts2023-01-27
Racism in the United Kingdom is “structural, institutional and systemic”, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday, warning that people of African descent in the country continue to encounter discrimination and erosion of their fundamental rights.
Closure of Moscow Helsinki Group, ‘yet another blow to human rights’ in Russia: OHCHR2023-01-26
The court order closing down Russia’s oldest human rights organization, the Moscow Helsinki Group (MHG), is “yet another blow to human rights and civic space in the country”, said a Spokesperson for the UN rights office, OHCHR on Thursday.
Home, belonging, and the Holocaust2023-01-26
This year, the theme of the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked on Friday, is “home and belonging”, two concepts that were systematically ripped away from Jewish citizens, once the Nazi Party took control of Germany in 1933.
Odesa added to UNESCO's World Heritage List amid threats of destruction2023-01-25
The historic centre of the port city of Odesa, in Ukraine, has been inscribed on the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List, 11 months since the full-scale Russian invasion.
Ukraine war disrupts education for more than five million children: UNICEF2023-01-23
Eleven months of war in Ukraine have disrupted education for more than five million boys and girls, the UN agency for children, UNICEF, said on Tuesday, calling for increased support to ensure they can continue to learn.
UN refugee chief praises Moldova for opening the country to Ukrainians fleeing war2023-01-21
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees congratulated Moldova on Saturday, for its decision to initiate temporary protection for refugees fleeing Ukraine.
Ukraine: UN aid reaches Soledar area as IAEA boosts safety measures at nuclear sites2023-01-20
The first UN aid convoy to reach the vicinity of the battered eastern Ukrainian city of Soledar, since the Russian invasion began nearly a year ago, arrived on Friday morning, providing support for more than 800 civilians in need.