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On “Monitoring Mechanism for Human Rights, an Online Dialogue” — Transcript

On 18. October, the Secretary General of Urban Forum, Mag. Bernhard Müller, held an online dialogue with the Austrian lawyer MMag. Florian Horn on the topic of “Monitoring Mechanism for Human Rights, an Online Dialogue”. Following is the transcript of the insightful conversation, partially joined by SINOPRESS, too. Enjoy! Müller: Dear friends, welcome to our online dialogue! It’s a pleasure for me to speak with a special guest today on the topic of “Monitoring Mechanism for Human Rights”! With Mr. Volker Türk being appointed recently as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, following approval by the General Assembly,…

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UN Secretary-General Visiting Russia after Two Months’ War in Ukraine

Tomorrow, April 25th, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres will visit Moscow, Russian Federation, after two months of Russian’s military activities in Ukraine. Besides the plan of being received by President Vladimir Putin, Guterresshall have a working luncheon with the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Russia’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine started on 24 February. After failing to quickly take over Kyiv, its forces withdrew from around the capital and northern Ukraine, re-focusing a big offensive in eastern Ukraine. Rapid gains were made in the south by trying to create a land corridor with Transnistria, between Crimea and the areas held by Russian-backed…