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13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends

30 Apr 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 29 April 2016
Subjects: (1) Mozambique
(2) Nigeria

(1) Mozambique

26 May 2011 description

BACKGROUND RELEASE

26 May 2011

The Human Rights Council will hold its seventeenth regular session from 30 May to 17 June at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

On the morning of Monday, 30 May, the Council will hear an update by Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to be followed by a general debate.

07 Sep 2010 description

GENEVA (7 September 2010) - Following last week's food riots in Mozambique and the resulting deaths and injuries, and noting similar social unrest in other countries, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, called on governments and the international community to respond promptly to the renewed instability of global food markets.

"The crowds' anger in Mozambique and other countries was predictable," warned Mr. De Schutter. "We know where the food system is failing. We know which measures should be taken.

01 Jul 2008 description

Maputo and Geneva: Mozambique is a disaster-prone country, affected by recurrent floods, cyclones and droughts, exacerbating the already high vulnerability of the population. "Relocation of those living in disaster-prone areas to safe areas can increase the security of populations, but should only be resorted to, if there are no other and less intrusive solutions and if it is sustainable. This is crucial for the protection of the human rights of the persons displaced by the disasters.