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What's on at the UN? - Mourning UN personnel killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

UN Roundup // Politics // March 11, 2019
  • Image: The flag of the United Nations in Geneva is flown at half-mast on Monday, 11 March 2019, in memory of the United Nations personnel killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302.
  • 11 March 2019. UN Photo/Jean Marc Ferré

 

The UN flag is flying at half mast today in memory of the United Nations personnel killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302. In Ethiopia, Monday has been declared as a national day of mourning. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s expressed his condolences last night.

It's another busy day at the Human Rights Council with debates with Council-appointed rights experts called Special Rapporteurs on DPRK, Myanmar, Iran and Eritrea. Tomorrow there’s further debates on South Sudan, Syria & Burundi.

For cultural events this week, a cartoon exhibition on human rights takes place at the Palais des Nations this week: “Les Droits de l’Homme, c’est pour quand ? » with famous and excellent cartoonists Chapatte & Hani AbbasRegister in advance to attend.

 

 

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