The Rights to Human Rights Education resource compiles all the instruments regarding human rights education in one web resource © UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré
The Rights to Human Rights Education resource compiles all the instruments regarding human rights education in one web resource © UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place

The UN Human Rights Office launches a new resource, making available all the human rights education provisions of treaties and other instruments in one place.
The resource, called “The Right to Human Rights Education”, was launched during a side event at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council. The resource is a compilation of the provisions of international and regional instruments that highlight the commitments made by States with regards to human rights education.

 Girl looks at desktop computer © UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Protecting children’s rights in the digital age

Children’s rights in the digital age are the focus of a day -long discussion organised by UN child rights committee.

 A woman stands between two men dressed in Indian wedding clothes. It is a still shot from a Bollywood video made for the Free and Equal campaign © Credit

One Year. One Campaign. One Billion People

A new video looks back on a year of the UN Human Rights Office’s Free & Equal campaign against homophobia and transphobia. In twelve months, the campaign has reached more than a billion people, created a stream of popular video and written content, and spawned national campaigns in countries around the world.







No impunity for migrant murder
High Commissioner Zeid urges Egypt and other North African and European States to make a concerted effort to bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing hundreds of refugees and migrants to die in the Mediterranean.

Preventable child deaths - Zeid
High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warns States of their moral and legal responsibility to take measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, preventable mortality and morbidity of children. Each year 6 million children under five die, 50% of them of preventable causes.

Discrimination against women
The Government of Peru must do more to tackle deep-rooted gender discrimination and violence that affect many Peruvian women, UN human rights expert body says.

Ethiopia anti-terrorism laws
UN human rights experts call on the Government of Ethiopia to stop misusing anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedoms of expression and association in the country.

Dementia abuse
States need to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from discrimination and neglect, the UN Expert on the rights of older persons says in comments for World Alzheimer's Day.



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