Wednesday, 08 March 2023 06:33

UN rights chief calls for fresh thinking to tackle global challenges

Tackling current complex challenges requires fresh thinking and bolder political leadership to address abuses and find solutions, the UN rights chief said on Tuesday, presenting his annual global report to the Human Rights Council.

The current human rights landscape is compounded by conflict, discrimination, poverty, shrinking civic spaces, and the emergence of new human rights challenges such as the rise of artificial intelligence and surveillance, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk noted.

In a global update to the Human Rights Council, @UNHumanRights chief @volker_turk outlined concerns in over 40 countries.

Full STATEMENT at #HRC52⤵️

UN Human Rights Council