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Venezuela: Ombudsman appointed as Prosecutor General
On Saturday, the National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela (Constitutional Assembly) dismissed Prosecutor General of the country Luisa Ortega Díaz, the media reported. She was replaced by Commissioner for Human Rights Tarek William Saab.
New website tracks press freedom violations in United States
Coalition of more than 20 organizations launches nonpartisan
High Commissioner representative will report on combating racial discrimination in Russia to UN Committee
On July 31, the 93rd session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) was opened at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, in which a representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation will participate.
Venezuela: Protesters, troops clash ahead of Sunday vote
Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro are calling for continued protests ahead of Sunday’s controversial election, a day after demonstrators clashed with national guard troops in the capital in defiance of a protest ban.
UN agencies: humanitarian crisis in Yemen
In Yemen, the world’s worst cholera outbreak is unfolding amid the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, crippling health, water and sanitation facilities in the country, and creating ideal conditions for diseases to spread, according to the heads of three United Nations agencies.
Latest round of UN-led global consultations spotlights migrants’ contributions to development
Although the net benefits of migration far outweigh its costs, the public perception is often the opposite, a senior United Nations official pointed out on 24 July, as the latest round of consultations on a global compact for migration began in New York.
OSCE and the Russian Federation join efforts to fight human trafficking
The Conference on "Public-Private Partnership in the Fight Against Human Trafficking" organized by the OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, concluded on 21 July at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Greece: hotel and restaurant employees have called a 24 hour strike
Greek hotel and restaurant employees have called a 24 hour strike over what they say is a deterioration of workers’ rights as record numbers of tourists arrive in the country boosting the industry.
UN: International community needs to "change narrative" about Africa
Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union (AU) and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.
Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report
Underscoring the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in today’s world, the heads of over 20 United Nations agencies and offices have called for leveraging those technologies to "fast forward" implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.