Reuters Michael Sohn
At the opening of the 46th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, said that the Corona pandemic had led to an increase in human rights violations around the world.
“The epidemic has clearly demonstrated the interconnected nature of our human family and the full spectrum of human rights, civil, cultural, economic, political and social. The Corona epidemic has exacerbated pre-existing gaps, vulnerabilities and inequalities, as well as the emergence of new problems,” Guterres said in his speech on Monday. Including in the field of human rights. We are witnessing a vicious cycle of violations. “
The Secretary-General of the United Nations said that job losses, increased debt and a sharp decline in income have turned the lives of hundreds of millions of families upside down.
He said that the repercussions of the epidemic reflected negatively on women, minorities, people with special needs, the elderly, refugees and migrants.