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UN Roundup - Belarus’ human rights record to be examined

UN Roundup// Mid Morning Mix // Politics // Nov. 2, 2020

2 November 2020.

On today's UN Roundup, Daniel Johnson from the UN takes us through some highlights on the calendar for the United Nations this week.

1: Geneva Peace Week, 2-6 November 2020 - the seventh edition of the Geneva Peace week will take place online this year. Joint organized by UNOG, the aim to galvanise action, and build trust amid Covid-19. 

2: Today is the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. There have been a growing number of attacks on reporters since Covid-19 started.

UN chief Antonio Guterres: “The pandemic has highlighted new perils for journalists and media workers ... When journalists are targeted, societies as a whole pay a price.”

3: Belarus’ human rights record to be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group on Monday, 2 November 2020 in a meeting that will be webcast live in English and Russian. 

Tags: webcast, belarus, UN

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