The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has warned that the world's poorest could face more abuses amid the current global financial crisis. She said poverty was both a cause and a result of human rights violations. Her comments come as the world body marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In China, a group of people has used Human Rights Day to demonstrate outside the foreign ministry in Beijing, protesting at alleged government abuses. Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has also called on China to respect the Tibetan people's human rights. In a message to an international rights forum held in Taiwan, he said he was disappointed that China had failed to make as much progress in democracy as it had economically.