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United Nations member states urge Iran to improve human rights

21 November 2016

Eighty-five United Nations (UN) member states voted on 15 November 2016 calling upon Iranian authorities to take real steps in correcting its human rights record. The resolution builds upon last year’s adopted resolution where Iran accepted 130 recommendations made to its human rights record and practices stemming from the second …

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United Nations member states urge Iran to improve human rights

21 November 2016

Eighty-five United Nations (UN) member states voted on 15 November 2016 calling upon Iranian authorities to take real steps in correcting its human rights record. The resolution builds upon last year’s adopted resolution where Iran accepted 130 recommendations made to its human rights record and practices stemming from the second …

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Deeyah Khan to be appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

17 November 2016

Deeyah

Award-winning film director and activist Deeyah Khan will be appointed UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador on artistic freedom on 21 November 2016 by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova at the organisation’s headquarters in Paris. Welcoming the appointment, Freemuse Executive Director Ole Reitov said: We have worked with Deeyah for many years and …

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Artsfreedom newsletter: The intentional destruction of the living arts

27 October 2016

News and knowledge about artistic freedom of expression   View this email in your browser The intentional destruction of the living arts needs to be addressed The intentional destruction of cultural heritage is a human rights issue. On 27 September, the International Criminal Court (ICC) found Mr Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi guilty …

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