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23 Oct 2017 description

NEW YORK (23 October 2017) – More than a quarter of a billion children around the world are not being educated, leading to huge levels of illiteracy and discrimination and adding to tensions in society, a UN human rights expert has warned.

It is imperative for States to reach all children and bring them into schools, the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumbou Boly Barry, told the UN General Assembly in New York.

23 Oct 2017 description

GINEBRA (20 de octubre de 2017) – El Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, visitará Perú y Uruguay la próxima semana para discutir sobre los principales avances y desafíos de derechos humanos en estos países. Durante su visita, también lanzará un plan de acción conjunto entre su Oficina y la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) para contribuir a la protección de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en las Américas.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVE (16 octobre 2017) – Plusieurs experts des droits de l’homme de l’ONU* exhortent la France à mettre en œuvre des mesures à long terme afin de fournir de l’eau potable et des services d’assainissement aux migrants résidant à Calais et dans d’autres régions de la côte nord française.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (16 October 2017) – Kenya must lift its newly-imposed ban on protests in key cities, end police brutality during demonstrations, and halt attacks on the judiciary and civil society in the tense run-up to presidential elections on 26 October, a group of UN experts* has urged.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (16 October 2017) – UN human rights experts* are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

After the migrant camps in the vicinity of Calais, the so-called “Calais Jungle” were dismantled in November 2016, migrants continued to return to the area. Many of the migrants are living without shelter and proper access to drinking water, toilets or washing facilities.