Tuesday July 23, 2019 10:20

UN EXPERT Press Releases

Myanmar: UN expert #fears for civilians after Internet shutdown General—25 Jun 19

The Myanmar Government's shutdown of mobile data networks in nine townships could have serious implications for human rights and humanitarian monitoring in the conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin States, a UN expert warned on Monday. "As there is no media

UN expert calls for reform of poverty-driving policies in Lao PDR General—19 Jun 19

The Lao People's Democratic Republic should urgently adopt widespread reforms to alleviate poverty, protect the rights of people in poverty and ensure economic growth benefits the poorest, an independent UN expert said in a report released today. The

UN experts stress links between digital space and human rights at RightsCon, General—14 Jun 19

Human rights must be embedded in the design of our digital age, say UN experts* attending RightsCon 2019 in Tunis this week. As the conference on human rights in the digital age got underway, David Kaye, Michel Forst and Clement Voule, UN Special

UN experts urge ILO to back safe and healthy work conditions as a #fundamental General—14 Jun 19

UN experts today urged the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to immediately recognise and adopt safe and healthy working conditions as one of its fundamental principles and rights at work. "Millions of workers around the world suffer from diseases

Sexual abuse of older persons must be exposed, says UN expert General—13 Jun 19

The sexual abuse and rape of older persons is a subject rarely discussed, but nevertheless is a reality, says a UN expert. We must all be more attentive and report suspected cases of abuse of older people, says Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all

Sexual orientation and gender identity: policymakers are taking decisions in the dark, says UN General—13 Jun 19

Information about the lived realities of LGBT people around the world is, at best, incomplete and fragmented, but in most countries it is simply non-existent, said the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on

Cambodia: UN expert calls for open political dialogue for peace and sustainable General—10 May 19

PHNOM PENH – A UN human rights expert urged Cambodians to change the political culture to one of dialogue with a focus on issues rather than people, as a way to move ahead and to create a solid basis for durable peace, sustainable development and

UN expert hopes States can persuade North Korea to change direction during Geneva #peer General—09 May 19

GENEVA/SEOUL – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has expressed hope that the UN's 'peer review' process will persuade authorities in North Korea to change direction and to

Malaysia: UN human rights expert on drinking water and sanitation to General—09 Nov 18

The UN expert on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation will visit Malaysia from 14 to 27 November to assess how the country's legal, policy and institutional framework ensures access to drinking water and sanitation from a human rights

UN expert: Civil society is crucial for sustainable development in General—09 Nov 18

A UN human rights expert urged the Cambodian Government to work more closely with civil society groups, and said the best way for the country to achieve a durable peace and sustainable development was to put human rights at the forefront of

Malaysia: UN expert says child marriages must end General—04 Oct 18

A UN human rights expert has urged Malaysian authorities to redouble their efforts to end child marriages, and to establish a robust non-discriminatory child protection system. The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children,

Cambodia: UN expert questions genuineness of ruling partys landslide General—27 Sep 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia called into question the "genuineness" of the general election in July, which maintained the ruling Cambodian People's Party decades-long position in power and "consigned multiparty

The Philippines: UN experts urge further action to remove names on Governments terror General—20 Aug 18

UN human rights experts* have welcomed a ruling in the Philippines declaring that the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is a non-party to the government's recent petition which seeks to declare the New

States must act now to protect indigenous peoples during migration General—07 Aug 18

States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts*. In a joint statement marking International day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the

Pakistan must repeal discriminatory measures leading to persecution of Ahmadis, say UN General—25 Jul 18

The Government of Pakistan must repeal discriminatory provisions in its electoral law which is leading to members of the Ahmadiyya minority being persecuted and targeted in violent attacks, say two UN human rights experts*. "With national elections

UN Experts on Myanmar conclude visit to Bangladesh weeks ahead of the release of its final General—20 Jul 18

United Nations human rights experts have concluded a five-day visit to Bangladesh, where they met newly arrived Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar, in the final weeks before the publication of their comprehensive written report. This visit of

Myanmar: UN experts gravely concerned by court charges against Reuters General—11 Jul 18

UN human rights experts* expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, Rakhine State. "We

UN expert launches mission to South Korea to advance human rights dialogue with the General—28 Jun 18

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, will visit Seoul from 2 to 10 July. This will be the UN expert's first official mission to Seoul since

Myanmar: UN expert calls for ICC to probe decades of crimes General—28 Jun 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, has urged the Human Rights Council to support efforts to investigate and prosecute at the International Criminal Court those responsible for alleged crimes that have

Human Rights are key to progress in North Korea talks, says UN expert General—26 Apr 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has warned the States involved in any denuclearisation negotiations that avoiding the topic of human rights in North

Mongolia: UN expert urges government to remedy water and sanitation issues in rural and #Ger General—20 Apr 18

A UN human rights expert has urged the Government of Mongolia to address the inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation, saying most of those living in rural areas and peri-urban areas ('Ger' areas) do not have adequate access to safe water

Indonesia: Production increase must fulfil right to food for all, says UN General—20 Apr 18

Indonesia's successful policies to increase rice production should be linked to fulfilling its obligation to the right to food for all, Hilal Elver, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, has said. "Indonesia has grown as one of the leading

Mongolia: UN expert on safe drinking water and sanitation visits in General—05 Apr 18

The UN's Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Leo Heller, will visit Mongolia from 9 to 20 April. Heller's visit will focus on gathering information and testimonies to assess the availability, accessibility,

Indonesia: UN expert launches mission to assess the enjoyment of the right to General—05 Apr 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will visit Indonesia from 9 to 18 April 2018 to gather first-hand information on the country's food and agriculture policies that affects peoples' livelihoods. "I look forward to the

UN experts urge Thailand to show leadership on business and human rights General—04 Apr 18

A team of UN experts today presented its preliminary observations on steps that should be taken by the Royal Thai Government and businesses to improve corporate respect for human rights and to strengthen access to effective remedies. "We welcome the

Thailand: First official visit by UN expert group on business and human General—22 Mar 18

The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights will undertake its first official visit to Thailand from 26 March to 4 April to examine efforts to prevent, mitigate and remedy adverse human rights impacts of business operations. "Thailand

Vietnam: UN experts concerned by threats against factory workers and labour General—21 Mar 18

UN human rights experts* express their concern about reports that women workers at two Samsung Electronics factories in Viet Nam, as well as labour activists, have been subjected to intimidation and harassment after they raised concerns about working

Cambodia at a crossroads UN expert calls on Government to choose path of human General—14 Mar 18

The UN expert on the human rights situation in Cambodia has expressed serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation ahead of a national election in July, calling on the Government to choose the path

Myanmar: UN expert calls for accountability over violence in Rakhine General—13 Mar 18

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, told the Human Rights Council on Monday she was increasingly of the opinion that the events in Rakhine State bear the hallmarks of genocide and called in the strongest

Accusations against UN expert a retaliation by Philippines, say fellow General—09 Mar 18

UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about terrorism accusations levelled against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national. The legal petition listing her name is an