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“The situation in Syria has turned into the world’s largest displacement crisis with some 7.6 million people currently internally displaced,” the UN expert on internally displaced persons (IDP) Chaloka Beyani warned at the end of a mission to Syria. http://sm.ohchr.org/1FdHvdq

The situation “staggering in its proportions” could become even worse “given the instability in many parts of the country” the expert said, requiring an urgent and coordinated response from the Government of Syria and national and international humanitarian organizations working in close partnership.

“I fear that I saw only the very tip of a massive displacement iceberg in Syria,” Mr. Beyani said. “Those that I did see are likely to be those in relatively safe locations and with adequate conditions and services. I am deeply concerned by the situation of many more hundreds of thousands of IDPs and overstretched host families facing dire circumstances, insecurity and lack basic needs,” he noted.
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The best place for them is their country.Peace and stability is the answer.
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Today at the press briefing: Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz parliament is scheduled to begin its first reading tomorrow of a draft law on "foreign agents" which could negatively affect the work of numerous civil society organisations working on human rights and delivering services in Kyrgyzstan. 

The draft law requires non-commercial organisations established in the Kyrgyz Republic, involved in “political activities” and receiving funding from foreign sources, to register as “foreign agents” - a term which carries extremely negative connotations and could lead to stigmatization, mistrust and hostility towards activists, human rights defenders and civil society organizations. 

The draft law also provides for criminal liability and imprisonment of up to three years for establishing an organisation whose work aims to “incite citizens to refuse to fulfill their civic duties or commit other unlawful acts”. 

We call on the Government of Kyrgyzstan to ensure that the freedoms of expression and association are protected and urge them to review this draft law. 

Read more: http://sm.ohchr.org/1SA71mm
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Помогите Ливии, Сирии и Ираку. Там ежедневно убивают детей, женщин и стариков. Или только бомбить умеете? Вы лицемеры, которые суют свой нос везде, где вас не просят. Но вы закрываете глаза на то, как миллионы людей вокруг гибнут. Позор вам лицемеры!
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The UN Child Rights Committee reviewed Ethiopia. Among the issues raised were:
The situation of children victims of sexual violence and abuse;
Female genital mutilation;
Strategies implemented to protect children from abandonment;
Child labour.

Read more: http://sm.ohchr.org/1KjwDhG 
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So, how is exporting people who share the mindset you describe above into Western societies a solution to the problem? When you allow immigration from countries where problems like this are rampant, it would appear to me, you have taken the worms from one apple basket and introduced them into an untainted one instead of treating the problem at its source!!!
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Shaun Ross, 23, was the first international male fashion model with albinism. “When I was approached to do modelling I had never thought I could be a model before,” Ross said. http://sm.ohchr.org/1F3IjH7

“In my eyes, or rather the way society painted it for me, I was completely wrong, unacceptable and certainly not beautiful,” Ross stated. Now Shaun Ross has graced the pages of major fashion publications, and featured in campaigns and runway shows of top designers in his native United States as well as internationally.
Read Shaun and others stories of albinism champions: http://albinism.ohchr.org/stories.html

Are you a person living with albinism? Have you assisted someone with the condition and think others could benefit from hearing your story? The UN Human Rights Office would like to hear from you! http://sm.ohchr.org/1IasU8F
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黄色人種である日本人の私から見たらパッと見では白皮症=アルビノか白人かの区別が判断し難いです。
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Government of Nauru should withdraw new laws that restrict freedom of expression, and to revoke other measures restraining access to internet and social media, curtailing the freedom of the press, UN expert on freedom of expression David Kaye said. http://sm.ohchr.org/1IOC7nj

“These new laws could be used to muzzle dissenting opinions and deter human rights defenders, academics, journalists, students, politicians and civil society members,” the expert warned.

Since April, access to several social media outlets, including Facebook, has been blocked, on the official justification to limit pornography, crime and cyberbullying, and to protect the national culture. However, the independent expert is concerned that these restrictions are instead “designed to prevent asylum seekers and refugees in the country from sharing information on their situation."
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Anton. Sorry to hear that. Advocacy for others is self empowering. Find a group to fight your injustices. Some things never heal. People don't understand that.Univerdal abuses need voices. God help you do that.
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The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviewed #Honduras. Among the issues raised were:
Violence in schools;
Child labour;
Access to education for indigenous children;
Migration of children and adolescents.

Read more: http://sm.ohchr.org/1GtgdEv
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Brutal. Mi pais Honduras.
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In a speech delivered today at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addressed human rights issues in Burundi and Tunisia, the migration crises in Europe and South East Asia, as well as South Sudan. http://sm.ohchr.org/1HIRxXl

In Burundi “the attempted coups of 14 May, and the assassination of opposition leader Zedi Feruzi on Saturday, have further intensified tension. Opposition politicians, journalists, prominent human rights defenders, and indeed many ordinary people still fear for their lives,” Zeid said. “Following a decade of growing recovery and prosperity, these recent events could be a disastrous setback. But we can still avoid the path that could lead back to past tragedies,” he added.

Over 1,800 migrants have died at the Mediterranean sea so far this year, and 7,000 people were rescued in just the first three days of this month, UN Rights chief said, calling for the protection of “the human rights of the migrants themselves at all times, above all other considerations.”

In South East Asia, the ASEAN regional meeting that is scheduled to take place later this week “must at last come to grips with the need for far stronger arrangements for the protection of both migrants and asylum seekers,” Zeid stated.

The offer of temporary shelter by Indonesia and Malaysia, “while welcome, cannot hope to fix the deeper problems,” he said. “Thousands of these people are Rohingya fleeing Myanmar. (…) A strong effort to revise policies that affect the human rights of the Rohingya will be essential,” UN Human Rights Zeid added. “These people have a right to a future in freedom."
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Preemptive human rights begin for water requirement and then starts housing your bodily security individually and groups apps.
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“Human rights must be at the core of development financing to ensure that everybody can enjoy a decent life, free from hunger, and has access to education, health care, housing and drinking water,” UN expert on the effects of foreign debt, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky said. http://sm.ohchr.org/1FTru1U

He urged governments worldwide to drum up the necessary resources to ensure that future international development goals can realistically be met, as States prepare to meet at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Ethiopia in July. 
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Hei you Indian Patel foker lazy thick morons before you play one way coward games touching people remotely, have you respected your fellow human being of their greater intelligence and better person than rotten moron swines playing a one way coward games year in and out!!
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“The protection of children from all forms of violence in all contexts, can truly become a priority for all!” UN experts said as the world celebrates the 15th anniversary of the adoption of crucial texts promoting and protecting the rights of children. http://sm.ohchr.org/1cSZtdy

“Ratification is a crucial step to promote the adoption and effective implementation of laws and policies to realize all children’s rights. But the implementation of the Optional Protocols requires much more than that - continuous efforts and commitments of governments are needed,” the experts added.

Thanks to significant efforts made across regions over the past years, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography is now in force in 169 countries; while the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict has been ratified by 159 States.
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+Chi Sasa Yet I have the evidence proving I'm correct, and you are proven wrong. Here's CNN clearing up the matter even better:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/24/middleeast/yemen-houthis-claims-shoot-down-saudi-fighter-jet-airplane/

Mohammed Albasha, spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington, tweeted at first that the report couldn't be confirmed before tweeting 10 hours later on Sunday that "reports of a downed F16/F15 in Yemen are false."

Even the Yemen embassy contradicts your nonsense.

"Those skeptical of the reports note that the images of the wreckage don't show the plane's body, only a missile and auxiliary fuel tank, both of which can be dropped by a pilot."
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The UN torture prevention body begins its first visit to the Philippines to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty as well as the safeguards for their protection against torture and ill-treatment. http://sm.ohchr.org/1AoU5de

The experts will meet government officials, the Commission on the Human Rights of the Philippines, and representatives of civil society to seek ways of strengthening the authorities’ efforts to prevent and eliminate torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees.
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Some people get that others not so fortunes papers today Thanks UK abounded my rights GOD BLESS YOU EUROPE
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“Education strategies must address inequality by focusing on girls and women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and children living in conflict-affected areas, rural areas and urban slums, and to do more to promote gender equality,” UN expert on education Kishore Singh said. http://sm.ohchr.org/1dob1GO

“It is the weakest among us who need education the most, and we cannot stand by as they are being excluded,” Mr. Singh stressed at the World Education Forum 2015, a gathering of over 130 world leaders seeking to set a roadmap for global education to 2030.
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most deffenetly
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The drafting of a law regulating civil society in Cambodia excludes NGOs from the process, UN expert on the rights to freedom of assembly and of association Maina Kiai warns. http://sm.ohchr.org/1F7sPwn

“Relevant stakeholders have told me that the content of the current draft law has not been disclosed and they have been unsuccessful in their attempts to acquire a copy of text,” Mr Kiai said.

“Sidestepping the democratic process by leaving out civil society actors and their important contribution from the process, and avoiding international scrutiny of legislation, is not without precedent in Cambodia,” the UN expert added, reiterating his call to the authorities to ensure that civil society can meaningfully contribute to the elaboration of the draft law.
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We actually have a lot of corruptions in Cambodia so who can help us?
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