The United Nations #HumanRights office is led by High Commissioner @MBachelet. Follow us on FB, IG & Tiktok at unitednationshumanrights. #StandUp4HumanRights

Geneva, Switzerland
Joined August 2009
#USA: Supreme Court ruling is major setback for women’s rights & gender equality. Access to safe & legal abortion is rooted in intl human right law & at the core of women & girls’ ability to make their own choices about their bodies & lives: ow.ly/iTe650JGSv9 #RoeVsWade
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🔵 TODAY at #HRC50 from 9:00 Geneva - Panel Discussion on technical cooperation for the participation of women in decision-making and in public life and on the elimination of violence - Adoption of Universal Periodic Review reports of #Moldova, #SouthSudan, #Haiti, #Sudan
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Thank you #Sweden for donating $1M to support our Office's #humanrights work. You can donate too: donatenow.ohchr.org @SwedeninUA
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Thank you #cooperaciocat for donating $210K to support our Office's #humanrights work. You can donate too: donatenow.ohchr.org @MisionGinebra @cooperaciocat
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🇸🇩#Sudan: UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet is alarmed by the killing of at least 9 protesters by security forces yesterday, incl. a 15 y/o child. Authorities must conduct independent, transparent, thorough & impartial investigations & ensure accountability:ow.ly/O0M350JMNQC
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#Afghanistan: "We are at a crucial moment in time, with the fate of the country’s women & girls hanging in the balance. They deserve no less than our determined & immediate action" –UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet tells the @UN_HRC. 👉ow.ly/ILFH50JMpUo #HRC50
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🔵 TODAY at #HRC50 from 9:00 Geneva - Adoption of Universal Periodic Review reports of #Venezuela, #Zimbabwe, #Lithuania, #Uganda, #TimorLeste, #Moldova - URGENT DEBATE on the human rights of women and girls in #Aghanistan (12:00-15:00 Geneva)
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“For decades, ethnic minorities in #Myanmar have been subjected to the most brutal forms of violence and policies that amount to crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.” Read more about the @UN_HRC panel discussion on minorities in Myanmar: ohchr.org/en/stories/2022/06…
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🇸🇾#Syria: UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet presents new report at #HRC50 on conflict-related civilian deaths from 2011-2021. "The figures I present today are a reminder of the magnitude & relentlessness of the war in Syria. Hostilities must end." 👉ow.ly/TZK350JLq9M
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🇻🇪#Venezuela: In her update to the @UN_HRC, UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet acknowledges some progress and identifies challenges. She reiterates support to improve the human rights situation. ow.ly/Ny1i50JLnYP #HRC50
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🔵 TODAY at #HRC50 from 10:00 Geneva - High Commissioner's report on #Venezuela (cont'd) - International Commission of Human Rights Experts on #Ethiopia - @UNHumanRights report on civilian casualties in the #Syria - adoption of outcome reports of the Universal Periodic Review
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Thank you #Lithuania for donating $21K to support our Office's #humanrights work. You can donate too: donatenow.ohchr.org @LtGva
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"As we honour & remember #torture victims, let us all dedicate our efforts to their right to reparations+compensation+rehabilitation" –UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet welcomes the publication of the 2022 edition of the Istanbul Protocol. ow.ly/nAyb50JKHCt @Geneva_Academy
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We must create new models & tools for a human rights-enhancing #economy, says @mbachelet. Greater collaboration between human rights experts & #feminist economists is key to building economies that work for everyone & rectify #gender inequality. 👉ow.ly/Hb1C50JKtBb
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#COVID19 has forced us to examine the state of our world with fresh eyes. "The solution to many of our challenges will come from a renewed commitment to solidarity, cooperation & care, one human being for another" –@mbachelet. 👉ow.ly/eWGR50JKnFv
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🇨🇴#Colombia: UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet pays tribute to the Truth Commission as it presents its final report. Since 2018, the Truth Commission has shed light on 5 decades of atrocities & human rights violations committed during the armed conflict. ow.ly/Nb3Y50JKl2o
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Shutting down the Internet and communication channels harms people, economies, and democracies. The dire consequences on the lives and human rights of millions of people are immense. We will continue to work closely with @UNHumanRights to defend human rights globally.
Internet shutdowns hamper democracy and deprive citizens from the right to communicate, protest, freely vote. As the @UNHumanRights Report tells us, the digital space can curb human rights in real life. The 🇪🇺 EU cooperates with #OHCHR to defend freedom & rights.
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🇮🇳#India: We are very concerned by the arrest and detention of #WHRD @TeestaSetalvad and two ex police officers and call for their immediate release. They must not be persecuted for their activism and solidarity with the victims of the 2002 #GujaratRiots.
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It's crucial that States recognize the right to a #HealthyEnvironmentForAll. We have the right to clean air, clean water, healthy food, rich biodiversity, a safe climate, non-toxic environments, and environmental information, participation & justice. #TheTimeIsNow
The environmental crisis we are experiencing is unprecedented. That’s why, along with other civil society organizations, we call on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to recognize the right to a clean, sustainable and healthy environment.
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"The most effective antidotes to #disinformation that we have at our disposal are the fundamental human rights of freedom of expression, more access to information & the right to privacy" –UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet tells @UN_HRC. 👉ow.ly/qMj450JJEnJ #HRC50
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