Report released on authoritarian responses, surveillance, closed borders and other rights abusesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic must not be used as a pretext for authoritarian states to trample over individual human rights, or repress the free flow of information, the UN secretary general António Guterres warned today in a fresh attempt to bring the UN’s influence to bear on the crisis. He said what had started as a public health emergency was rapidly turning into a human rights crisis.Government responses to the crisis have been regarded as disproportionate in countries including China, India, Hungary, Turkey and South Africa. Continue reading...
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António Guterres uses Mandela lecture to call for radical shake-up of IMF and World Bank in...António Guterres uses Mandela lecture to call for radical shake-up of IMF and World Bank in wake of coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UN secretary general will today deliver one of his most stinging speeches to date, attacking the “myths, delusions and falsehoods” around international progress on equality.In an unusually strongly worded speech, António Guterres urged major reform to the UN security council, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, to address systemic inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
The invisible coronavirus makes systemic gender inequalities and injustices visible | Heinrich Böll Stiftung | Washington, DC Office - USA, Canada, Global Dialogue
This paper will explore in detail the gender-differentiated impacts of and responses to the coronavirus pandemic...This paper will explore in detail the gender-differentiated impacts of and responses to the coronavirus pandemic needed, drawing on a growing body of relevant articles, analysis and advocacy recommendations in response to the multiple and deep-seated systemic challenges brought to global attention by the pandemic before ending with a short outlook.
More than 500 stranded on trawlers in what UN calls ‘human tragedy of terrible proportions’The Bangladeshi...More than 500 stranded on trawlers in what UN calls ‘human tragedy of terrible proportions’The Bangladeshi government has been urged to open its ports and allow two boats carrying hundreds of Rohingya refugees to come ashore so they can be given urgent medical care, food and water.It is believed more than 500 people, including children, are onboard the stranded trawlers, which were recently seen in the Bay of Bengal but have reportedly returned to the high seas. Continue reading...