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In 'climate apartheid', rich will save themselves while poor suffer - U.N. report

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world is on course for "climate apartheid", where the rich buy their way out of the worst effects of global warming while the poor bear the brunt, a U.N. human rights report said on Tuesday.

America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump - U.N. expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found.

U.N. rights experts urge China to provide care for rights lawyer

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations experts called on China on Friday to provide medical care to Jiang Tianyong, a prominent human rights lawyer jailed for inciting "subversion", amid reports of his deteriorating health.

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums - rights body report

GENEVA (Reuters) - Beijing is waging a campaign of harassment against Chinese activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or is even complicit, Human Rights Watch said.

China detains legal activist on suspicion of subversion

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have confirmed prominent legal activist Jiang Tianyong has been detained on suspicion of inciting subversion of state power, his lawyer said on Friday, setting the stage for possible formal charges.

Mauritania stifling jailed anti-slavery activists - U.N. experts

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.N. human rights officials accused the Mauritanian government on Wednesday of stifling anti-slavery campaigners jailed for up to 15 years for their alleged role in protests against forced eviction in the capital.

China denies restricting activities of U.N. rights envoy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China denied on Wednesday that the government had restricted the activities of a visiting United Nations-appointed human rights envoy.

U.N. rights envoy says Chinese authorities interfered with his work

BEIJING (Reuters) - A United Nations-appointed human rights envoy said on Tuesday that the Chinese government interfered with his work during a visit to China by blocking access to individuals whom he had hoped to meet.

Philippine president-elect launches vulgar tirade against world body

MANILA: Controversial Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-laced tirade against the United Nations while criticising it for being too weak to fix problems in the Middle East and Africa.