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Protect indigenous people’s land rights and the whole world will benefit, UN forum declares

Content by: UN News Centre In her opening remarks to the Forum in New York, the chairperson, Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, a medical doctor from Timbuktu, Mali, called the land husbandry of Aboriginal peoples “part of our history and heritage.

World ‘must nurture the courage to care – and the resolve to act,’ says UN chief, reflecting on 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Content by: UN News Centre Speaking at an event commemorating the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, he also said reconciliation is possible, even after a tragedy of such monumental proportions.

UN human rights experts urge Viet Nam not to stifle dissenting voices

Content by: UN News Centre These activities have received rulings, with the founder of Brotherhood for Democracy, Nguyen Van Dai, sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of house arrest. The defenders have two weeks to appeal against the ...

UN report documents horrors faced by thousands held in arbitrary detention in Libya

Content by: UN News Centre The study, by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, and the UN Support Mission in the country, known as UNSMIL, estimates that some 6,500 people are being held in official prisons while thousands more are in facilities ...


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