The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, reiterated on Friday her call to lift the unilateral coercive measures that have been imposed, outside the UN Charter and international law, on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

In her oral update on the situation of Human Rights in Venezuela, on the occasion of the 45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, the high commissioner warned that “additional sanctions on diesel exports may further exacerbate the already critical gasoline shortage and hamper the distribution of humanitarian aid and essential goods.”

“I want to reiterate my call to lift economic sanctions to facilitate the allocation of resources during the pandemic,” she stressed.

In her...

Photo: PAMEPhoto: PAMEThursday, September 24, was a day of massive and militant demonstrations in many sectors all over Greece.

National Strike was organized by Public Hospital Doctors’ Federation (OENGE) who also held demonstrations in all major cities of Greece. Their main demands were immediate measures to support doctors and healthcare workers the public hospitals against the pandemic.

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VenezuelaH.E.Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly,
H.E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General,
Heads of State, Heads of Government, Authorities participating in this 75th Session of the UN General Assembly,

At the outset, I want to apologize for removing my face mask, which is necessary in this time of pandemic, and I want to greet all who watch and listen to us around the world. Allow me...

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following joint statement:

“The pandemic that is raging across America, and has already cost countless lives, is bringing out the worst in companies like Amazon that are willfully choosing to ignore their responsibility to keep workers and their communities safe.

“For the sake of their bottom line, Jeff Bezos is turning Whole Foods...

CODEPINK celebrates Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement today that he will be skipping the 2020 G20 Summit hosted Saudi Arabia. Mayor de Blasio had been invited to participate in the U20 part of the summit for mayors of major world cities. CODEPINK and a coalition of peace organizations have been calling on mayors from all over the world to boycott the summit because of the war crimes and human...

The Word Federation of Teacher’s Union FISE, member of WFTU, sends its militant salute and support to the teachers’ strike on the 24th and 25th of September, which was announced by USB in Italy.

The Education and the teachers have been burdened by the pandemic and the protection measures, both in cases where they were taken as well as when they weren’t. Shortage in teaching personnel...

The European Commission’s new Migration Pact renounces the EU’s international obligation to uphold the rights of people in need.

Since 2013, thousands of people have died or endured violence, misery and tragedy in inhumane conditions due to the EU’s failed migration policy.

Yet, Margaritis Schinas and Ylva Johansson’s blueprint will put pre-entry border procedures and ‘joint returns’ at the...

Crowds of people participated in the main events of the 46th Festival of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), held in Athens on September 17, 18 and 19, 2020, in strict compliance with all necessary measures for safety and health protection.

It was a great Festival, different but also familiar at the same time, which made a loud call for the daily struggle for the rights to education, work...

CubaMr. Secretary General,
Mr. President,

A global pandemic has changed everyday life drastically. From one day to the next, millions of people get infected and thousands die even when their life expectancy was longer thanks to development. Hospital systems with high-level services have collapsed and the health structures of poor countries are affected by their chronic lack of capacity. Drastic...

ChinaMr. President,
Colleagues,

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the victory in the World Anti-Fascist War and the founding of the United Nations (UN). Yesterday, the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN was held. The meeting was a significant one, as it reaffirmed our abiding commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter on the basis of reviewing the...