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UK’S RWANDA POLICY SETS WORRYING PRECEDENT, SAYS UN COMMISSIONER

In a vast glass-fronted building in Geneva, UN Assistant High Commissioner Gillian Triggs arrives with a camera crew following her every move. "They're making a film about who we are and what we do. It's months of work," she tells me.The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) has arguably never been busier. A pre-existing… Continue reading UK’S RWANDA POLICY SETS WORRYING PRECEDENT, SAYS UN COMMISSIONER

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PRESIDENT BIDEN BLAMES RUSSIA FOR RECORD NUMBER OF REFUGEES

US President Joe Biden has linked Russia’s offensive in Ukraine with the record number of refugees worldwide reported earlier by the UN.The US president cited the UN Refugee Agency whose recent report stated over 100 million people were forcibly displaced globally. In a statement on the occasion of World Refugee Day published by the White… Continue reading PRESIDENT BIDEN BLAMES RUSSIA FOR RECORD NUMBER OF REFUGEES

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INJURIES REPORTED AFTER ATTACK ON RUSSIAN OFFSHORE RIGS

..Five out of 12 staff members have been rescued, the region’s head saysInjuries reported after attack on Russian offshore rigsSuspected Ukrainian attacks targeted drilling rigs off the coast of Crimea in the Black Sea on Monday morning, the head of the Russian region, Sergey Aksyonov, said in a statement. He added that the rigs were… Continue reading INJURIES REPORTED AFTER ATTACK ON RUSSIAN OFFSHORE RIGS

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69 COUNTRIES OPPOSE INTERFERENCE IN CHINA’S INTERNAL AFFAIRS AT UN HUMAN RIGHTS SESSION

A group of 69 countries at the ongoing 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday opposed exploiting human rights issues to interfere in China's internal affairs.On behalf of these countries, Cuba told the council that the affairs of Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Tibet are China's internal affairs. They reject… Continue reading 69 COUNTRIES OPPOSE INTERFERENCE IN CHINA’S INTERNAL AFFAIRS AT UN HUMAN RIGHTS SESSION

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UN RIGHTS CHIEF MICHELLE BACHELET WON’T SEEK 2ND TERM

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announced on Monday that she would not seek a second term. (Cover: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet delivers a speech at the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2022. /CFP) "As my term… Continue reading UN RIGHTS CHIEF MICHELLE BACHELET WON’T SEEK 2ND TERM