Monthly Archives: March 2020

“Unacceptable” – UN expert urges better protection of older persons facing the highest risk of the COVID-19 pandemic

By | 31 March, 2020

GENEVA (27 March 2020) – Society has a duty to exercise solidarity and better protect older persons who are bearing the lion’s share of the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN human rights expert said. “Reports of abandoned older persons in care homes or of dead corpses found in nursing homes are alarming. This is unacceptable,” said… Read More »

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UN expert on indigenous peoples’ rights to visit Greenland and Denmark

By | 7 March, 2020

GENEVA (6 March 2020) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will carry out an official country visit to Denmark and Greenland from 10 to 19 March 2020. “I look forward to learning about how the Greenland Self-Government has been established and is functioning in practice, as this sets… Read More »

International Women’s Day Statement by United Nations Human Rights Experts

By | 6 March, 2020

Twenty-five years after the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, no country in the world is free from discrimination against women Women’s and girls’ activism and autonomous movements have been the driving forces behind the advancement of women’s human rights and gender equality, and remain ever essential. Women and girls have been at the forefront… Read More »

Meeting with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples. UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 19th session

By | 3 March, 2020

The Special rapporteur, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the 19th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters in New York.The meetings will be held between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday 15th April. Meetings may be requested regarding matters that fall… Read More »