UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed deep concern at rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance, and warned that human rights are losing ground in the world, the Associated Press reported.
At the opening of the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Guterres alarmed that civil society collapsed and journalists and activists became target of assault and violence. More than 1,000 journalists and human rights activists have been killed in the past three years, he said.
Every week in 2018 there were on average four killed eco-activists, the Secretary-General noted.
“We have to do more to protect defenders and end the crackdown …read more