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Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent

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People of African descent still face racism in every country, region and continent of the world, said United Nations General Assembly President Sam Kutesa as the word body today kicked off its International Decade of People of African Descent.

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Somalia: Security Council calls for unity amid political crisis

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The United Nations Security Council announced today that it has taken note of a recent parliamentary vote of “no confidence” resulting in the political ouster of Somalia’s Prime Minister amid a surge of political instability and extremist violence in the East African country.

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Security Council condemns actions of LRA in Central Africa, demands end to all attacks

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The Security Council today expressed its concern at the grave security situation in parts of Central Africa, particularly the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) and its regional impact, the continuing threat of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and the expansion of Boko Haram terrorist activities into countries in the sub-region.

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UN envoy says international patience ‘wearing thin’ with warring parties in South Sudan

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Leaders on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan must inject “a new sense of urgency” into the peace process in order to reach a comprehensive peace agreement as soon as possible, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General said during a press conference in Juba today.

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Brazil Truth Commission Documents Dictatorship’s Brutality

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Press ReleasesBrazil Truth Commission Documents Dictatorship’s BrutalityDecember 11, 2014In response to the publication of a National Truth Comission report investigating human rights abuses in Brazil during the 20-year military dictatorship, Freedom House issued the following statement,.  Issues: Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of LawRegions: Americas

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Major jihadist leader killed in Mali, French army says

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A high-ranking member of the jihadist group al Murabitoun was killed in an overnight operation conducted by French forces in northern Mali, the army said Thursday.

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Letter to UN Security Council Members

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Joint LettersLetter to UN Security Council MembersDecember 10, 2014Freedom House urges formal UN Security Council discussion of the human rights situation in North Korea.Issues: Civil Society, Human Rights Defense, Rule of LawRegions: Asia-Pacific

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U.S. Must Respect Human Rights in Combating Terrorism

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Press ReleasesU.S. Must Respect Human Rights in Combating TerrorismDecember 10, 2014In response to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA  activities at detention sites, and its interrogation of terrorism suspects, Freedom House issued the following statement.  Issues: Human Rights DefenseRegions: Americas

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