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Geneva Press Briefing: UNHCR, OHCHR, UNICEF, WHO - 19.07.24

The UN Refugee Agency on Flood-hit communities in Afghanistan; The UN Human Rights Agency on Gaza; WHO on 'Improving Access to Medicines for Neurological Disorders'.

‘Largest’ displacements so far in Gaza’s war of attrition: UN aid agencies - 18.07.24

UN humanitarians issued a fresh alert on Thursday about having to cut rations in Gaza where fresh evacuation orders by the Israeli military have prompted “the largest displacements since October” across the enclave.

Geneva Press Briefing: WHO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNECE - 16.07.24

🎦 WHO on the health situation at the Chad-Sudan border; 🎦 UN Human Rights on institutionalised forced labour in North Korea; 🎦 UNAIDS on Global AIDS update report; 🎦 UNECE on Cote d’Ivoire becoming the 10th African country to join the UN Water Convention

Sudan: 800,000 still trapped in El Fasher where supplies running out, warns WHO - 16.07.24

Hunger and fear of famine stalk Sudan where a staggering 800,000 people still remain trapped in the North Darfur capital El Fasher without enough food, water or medical support, the World Health Organization, WHO, said on Tuesday.

Happening at UN Geneva

Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

1 July 2024 to 23 July 2024

The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its States parties.

The Committee's work promotes the enjoyment of civil and political rights, resulting in numerous changes of law, policy and practice. As such, it has improved the lives of individuals in all parts of the world. It continues to strive to ensure all the civil and political rights guaranteed by the Covenant can be enjoyed in full and without discrimination, by all people.

Committee Against Torture (CAT)

80th Session - 8 to 26 July 2024

The Committee Against Torture (CAT) is the body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its States parties.

The Committee against Torture works to hold States accountable for human rights violations, systematically investigating reports of torture in order to stop and prevent this crime.