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In Chile mother died, Michelle Bachelet and archaeologist ángela Geria

Chilean archeologist and a prominent figure in Chilean political and cultural life, and mother of the current UN high Commissioner for human rights and ex-President Michelle Bachelet Angela Geria died at the age of 93 years.

Reportedly, Geria, died Thursday morning in the hospital of military-air forces of the country.

The protesters asked the UN to adopt a resolution condemning the actions of the United States

The rally was held at the headquarters of UN in new York, protesters requires the organization adopted a resolution condemning the US actions in the context of the treatment of minorities, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The city hosts a number of protest actions, caused by the murder of an African-American George Floyd. While the protests are mostly peaceful.

The head of the OHCHR urged the US to stop attacks on journalists

The UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet called on US authorities to stop the unprecedented attacks on journalists during mass protests across the country, the statement said Bachelet, released by the office of the high Commissioner on Wednesday.

"What is happening is an unprecedented attack on journalists. In some cases they were attacked or arrested them live. Even more shocking that this happens in the US, a country where freedom of media and expression are fundamental principles that are Central to the identity of the country," she said.

UN called on to investigate the clashes of the U.S. government and the protesters

The UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet called for an independent investigation of all attacks on the police and the protesters which led to injuries and death.

This is stated in the statement Bachelet, released by the office of the high Commissioner on Wednesday.

In the Crimea waiting for the UN response to water blockade of the Peninsula Ukraine

Vice-Premier of the Crimean government, the permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea under the Russian President Georgi Muradov expressed hope that the UN will react to water blockade of the Peninsula from Ukraine and will take appropriate decisions.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Natalia Poklonskaya sent a letter to the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet with calls to condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities unilaterally blocked the supply of fresh water on the Peninsula, and to take measures for the resumption of the Dnieper water supply in the North-Crimean channel.

In Crimea urged to convene a meeting of the UN water supply of the Peninsula

Member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation and Crimea Ivan Abazher proposed to hold a special meeting at the UN on the question of resuming the supply of the Dnieper water in the Crimea, terminated unilaterally by Ukraine six years ago.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Natalia Poklonskaya sent a letter to the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet with calls to condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities unilaterally blocked the supply of fresh water on the Peninsula, and to take measures for the resumption of the Dnieper water supply in the North-Crimean channel.

Polonskaya appealed to the UN for blocking the Kiev water supply to Crimea

Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Natalia Poklonskaya sent a letter to the UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet to condemn the criminal actions of the Ukrainian authorities unilaterally blocked the supply of fresh water to the Crimea and to take measures for the resumption of the Dnieper water supply in the North-Crimean channel.

The main source of fresh water to Crimea is extending from the river Dnieper North-Crimean canal, which provided 85% of the needs of people in clean and safe drinking water. However, after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia water flow through the channel in the Republic was completely stopped unilaterally.

The UN called for an end to racial violence in the United States

The UN high Commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet condemned the killing of African American George Floyd, whose death after police detention led to serious protests in Minneapolis, and called for the punishment of the guilty police officers. This is stated in the statement she issued on Thursday.

"The U.S. government needs to take serious measures to stop such killings and to ensure justice when they do occur. Needs to be changed the procedures put into effect preventive measures, but should first of all be charged the police officers who resorted to excessive use of force, and sentenced for their crimes," she said.