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U.N. rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and security.

“I firmly believe that greater responsiveness by this council would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” Pillay told the 15-member body during her final briefing after six years as the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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