Monday, February 27, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Sounds Alarm on Right Wing Populism.

"We are increasingly seeing the perverse phenomenon of populism and extremism feeding off each other in a frenzy of growing racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance."

The U.N.'s new secretary general, Antonio Guterres, warns that disregard for human rights is spreading like a disease.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres was speaking as he opened the Human Rights Council's main session, with this being the first meeting with Washington's seat occupied by an envoy from President Donald Trump's government.

The UN chief’s keynote address painted a world in "a time of urgency" with rapidly multiplying threats.

"Disregard for human rights is a disease, and it is a disease that is spreading, north, south, east and west," Guterres said in his first appearance at the council since taking over the UN's top job.

"The Human Rights Council must be part of the cure," he added

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