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PRESS RELEASE: Migrants in Asia and the Pacific at higher risk of COVID-19 and its socio-economic fallout

Press Release No. G/62/2020 18 December 2020 Bangkok – The COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic fallout pose great risks to migrants in the Asia-Pacific, a new United Nations report reveals. They are more likely to be exposed to the virus, lack access to health care and other essential services, be stranded in countries without work […]

Human Rights Day 2020: Federio Fellini

The Embassy of Italy in Bangkok, together with UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, is honored to present the exhibition “FEDERICO FELLINI – GENIUS OF HUMANITY A TRIBUTE TO HUMAN RIGHTS” by the Fellini Foundation (Sion, Switzerland). Premiered at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on the occasion of the election of […]

MEDIA STATEMENT: Comment by UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani on Papua and West Papua, Indonesia

BANGKOK/GENEVA (30 November 2020) – We are disturbed by escalating violence over the past weeks and months in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua and the increased risk of renewed tension and violence. In one incident on 22 November, a 17-year-old was shot dead and another 17-year-old injured in an alleged police shootout, […]

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