UN special rapporteur says UN staff 'cannot afford to be neutral' on some issues

U.N. special rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, said he is “disappointed” by a move by the United Nations that he says undermines staff’s “obligation and responsibility” to stand up for human rights.

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  • Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.