Category Archives: UN

UN Human Rights Commissioner Visits Mexico

Mexico City, (Prensa Latina) UN Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay begins an official visit here on Saturday, according to the Foreign Affairs Secretariat.

Pillay will be in Mexico until July 9, and as part of her agenda she will visit the state of Oaxaca and meet with President Felipe Calderon. Continue reading

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UN Chief to Talk with Spanish President

United Nations, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, will meet next Wednesday in Madrid with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Trinidad Jimenez. Continue reading

Need to Reform UN Focus of Jurists´ Debate in Cuba

Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The need to reform the United Nations, its view of human rights and its stance on violations of international law is the focus of debates on Wednesday by jurists from 11 countries.

The 5th International Summer School on Public International Law and the 7th Seminar-Workshop on International Humanitarian Law, which run until June 24, also will analyze the responsibility of nations and the concept of impunity. Continue reading

UN Demands That Bahrain Respects Human Rights

United Nations, (Prensa Latina) The United Nations called on authorities and security forces of Bahrain to act in accordance with international standards with regard to human rights and fundamental freedoms. Continue reading

UN Indigenous Forum Enters 2nd Week

United Nations, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues entered its second week after a long debate on the reality of those communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  The unequal development and persistent social and economic gap affecting indigenous peoples were the focus of discussion during a session of the forum dedicated to regional problems. Continue reading

ILO: Indigenous Forced Labor Widespread in Latin America

United Nations, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is one of the main regions where indigenous people are the victims of forced labor on a mass scale, according to accusations presented at the UN.

That exploitation exists not only in sugarcane fields and chestnut plantations in Para, Brazil, but also in Amazonian logging camps, according to a report by the International Labor Organization. Continue reading

UN Forum of Indigenous Affairs Begins on Monday

United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Forum of the United Nations Indigenous Affairs begins on Monday its tenth session at the headquarters of the world organization without a central issue of discussion but with a very tight agenda of problems to be solved. Continue reading