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Russia: UN rights chief denounces outlawing of ‘the international LGBT movement’2023-11-30
UN human rights chief Volker Türk has deplored the decision by Russia’s highest court to outlaw what it called “the international LGBT movement” and brand it as “extremist” - a move he feared could lead to gay and transgender rights groups there being banned outright.
From the Field: A destroyed Ukrainian village rebuilds2023-11-24
On a sunny day, Ivan, a burly retired welder in his fifties, stood in front of his ruined house in Posad-Pokrovske, in the Kherson region of Ukraine.
Ukraine: Civilian casualties mount as war enters second winter2023-11-21
At least 10,000 civilians, including over 560 children, have been killed and more than 18,500 injured since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February last year, the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission there said on Tuesday.
Ukraine: UN official ‘utterly outraged’ by brutal attack in Kherson2023-11-14
The top UN humanitarian official in Ukraine has condemned deadly Russian shelling in the southern city of Kherson on Monday.
Ukraine: Near-daily attacks deepen suffering2023-11-08
The war in Ukraine, which has raged on for over 20 months, shows no signs of ending soon, leaving a trail of devastation and immense suffering in its wake, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday.
Russians not collectively to blame for Ukraine war: Human rights expert2023-11-07
Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the human rights situation within Russia itself has deteriorated significantly. Mariana Katzarova, the first UN Human Rights Council-appointed expert on human rights in Russia, spoke about the worsening conditions in her report presented to the UN General Assembly last month in New York.
Ukraine: UN condemns latest wave of Russian attacks2023-11-03
Russia has bombarded more than 100 Ukrainian towns across nearly half of its regions in the past two days according to the Ukrainian Government, many near the frontlines.
Amid Middle East crisis, ‘brutal and far-reaching’ war continues in Ukraine2023-10-31
As the world’s attention focuses on the unfolding emergency in the Gaza Strip, a senior UN aid official on Tuesday urged the Security Council not to overlook the equally “brutal and far-reaching” crisis in Ukraine.
Türkiye: Rebuilding lives in quake-affected communities2023-10-28
The ancient city of Antakya, in Türkiye’s southeastern province of Hatay, was once a hub of history, culture and diversity. Today, it bears the scars of a series of catastrophic earthquakes that struck in February and an emergence of scattered signs of life.
Kosovo: Dialogue and building trust, key to defusing tensions2023-10-23
Recent developments in Kosovo highlight ongoing security challenges and political tensions in the region, highlighting the need for effective dialogue and cooperation, the UN envoy for Kosovo said on Monday.