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22 Jun 2006 description

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Professor Paul Hunt, reminded the donor community that it has a responsibility to provide humanitarian assistance to the population in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OPT).

While welcoming last weekend's emergency aid plan, the UN health rights expert emphasised that the acute funding crisis in the OPT, which is jeopardising the delivery of basic health services to the sick and infirm, arises from the deliberate actions of the donors themselves.

21 Jun 2006 description

I visited the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) from 9 to 17 June 2006. In the course of the week I visited Gaza; the Wall (barrier) in and around Jerusalem; Ramallah; the hills south of Hebron, where a mini-Wall is being constructed; the Wall at Rachel's Tomb (Bethlehem) and the nearby village of Wallaje, where house demolitions are imminent; Jericho and the Jordan Valley; Nablus and its Balata refugee camp; the Wall at Jayyous; and checkpoints along the Wall and around Nablus. During this visit I spoke with a wide range of persons, both Palestinian and Israeli.

20 Jun 2006 description

The Special Rapporteur will be speaking at the Dialogue on "Achieving the MDGs: Slum-upgrading and Affordable Housing" on 20 June 2006.

19 Jun 2006 description

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, Hina Jilani, issued the following statement today:

08 Jun 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by Leandro Despouy, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers:

07 Jun 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro:

31 May 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Leila Zerrougui, the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Manfred Nowak, the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture; and Vitit Muntarbhorn, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea:

16 May 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro; the Independent Expert on minority issues, Gay McDougall; the Special Rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak; the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Miloon Kothari; the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler; and the Special Rapporteur on the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Paul Hunt:

09 May 2006 description

The Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, is deeply concerned by the drastic food cuts for millions of Sudanese as offrom May 2006. The United Nations World Food Programme has announced that it has been forced to cut food rations for millions of Sudanese following a huge shortfall in requested funds.

27 Apr 2006 description

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Professor Philip Alston, today called on the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to take urgent measures to end political killings and to strengthen protection for human rights as conflict looked set to spiral out of control.

24 Apr 2006 description

"The Nepalese Government must immediately repeal its 'shoot-on-sight' policy for dealing with demonstrators", according to a United Nations human rights expert.

20 Apr 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by United Nations human rights experts, whose names appear below:

19 Apr 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on the right to education of the United Nations, Vernor Muñoz Villalobos:

08 Mar 2006 description

Ambeyi Ligabo, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, made the following statement on 4 March at the end of a visit to Azerbaijan that had started on 26 February:

"I have come to Azerbaijan in my capacity as Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on freedom of religion or belief.

This visit was carried out at the invitation of the Government and I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the impeccable cooperation it has extended to me and for having offered to me the great …

19 Jan 2006 description

(Chamber A)

The Committee on the Rights of the Child today reviewed the second periodic report of Azerbaijan on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In opening remarks to the Committee, Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, said the insurance of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms was the supreme goal of the State in Azerbaijan.

19 Dec 2005 description

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari, and the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Walter Kälin, on the anniversary of the tsunami that devastated parts of South Asia, South-East Asia and Africa on 26 December 2004:

07 Dec 2005 description

Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions issued the following statement on 6 December in Colombo:

30 Nov 2005 description

The Commission on Human Rights' Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Philip Alston, has begun a visit to Sri Lanka that will last until 9 December 2005.

29 Nov 2005 description

The Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar, Mr. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, deeply regrets the further prolongation in the house arrest of the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been held hostage without charge or trial for over ten years by the Government of Myanmar.

On the eve of another phase of the National Convention, many of those who should be in attendance find themselves behind bars.

10 Nov 2005 description

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights issued the following statement today in Seoul: