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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The United Nations (UN) mission to study extreme poverty in Malaysia starting this week must take into account several local factors for the findings to reflect the actual poverty level in the country, says the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China denied on Wednesday that the government had restricted the activities of a visiting United Nations-appointed human rights envoy.
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.
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.