Webinar: Human Rights Dimensions of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Graphic: Woman wearing mask walks outside under a red umbrella
The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges to the protection of human rights around the world, including the Asia-Pacific region.
Pandemic-related racism, xenophobia, hate speech and discrimination are reportedly on the rise in the region and need to be countered with robust efforts to promote fundamental freedoms of expression and association, provisions of targeted support for vulnerable groups and equitable and meaningful implementation of socio-economic rights across the region.
This webinar – one of a series – is presented by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction-Regional Office for Asia and Pacific and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
It will focus on the importance of ensuring a rights-based approach to all disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will also highlight the key human rights issues that have emerged in relation to the COVID crisis and offer policy advice and recommendations to combat all forms of discrimination and human rights abuses.
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