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UN Roundup - Urgent debate on police brutality

UN Roundup// Mid Morning Mix // Politics // June 22, 2020

22 June 2020. 

On today's UN Round-up: 

1 - The last two days of the extended 43rd session of the Human Rights Council was pushed back by the epic Urgent Debate on police brutality and violence against protesters and the call for an international inquiry last week into the “deaths of George Floyd and other Africans and people of African descent”. Unanimously, Member States called for the High Commissioner for Human Rights to report into systemic racism rather than target one particular country.

The image below shows Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, addressing the debate via a video message. 

2 - Updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Food Programme. 

3 - An art exhibition: "Toute un Monde" (24 June - 31 August) at the D10 Art Space Genève, Rue Ami-Lullin 6, 1207, Geneva. This event is free and open to the public. 

  • Image: 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, addresses the
  • Urgent Debate on Police Brutality, Racism, People of African Descent via a video message. 
  • 17 June 2020. UN Photo / Violaine Martin. 
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  • Image: 43rd session of the Human Rights Council
  • Urgent Debate on Police Brutality, Racism, People of African Descent, 43rd session of the Human Rights Council.
  • 17 June 2020. UN Photo / Violaine Martin

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