Girl looks at desktop computer
Tweets about the CRC’s discussion were posted on the UN Human Rights Storify page.© UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Protecting children’s rights in the digital age

Equal and safe online access and how digital media can empower children are on the agenda as some 170 participants join the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for a day-long discussion on children’s rights and digital media.


An historic debt settled: recognition of indigenous rights in El Salvador

An historic debt has been settled in favour of the indigenous peoples of El Salvador, says UN Human Rights representative, Carmen Rosa Villa Quintana welcoming to an historic parliamentary vote, which recognises the country’s indigenous peoples and commits to policies safeguarding their ethnic and cultural identities.

 Zeid Ra'ad Zeid al-Hussein, UN Human Rights Chief, at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council, 8 September 2014 © UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

UN Human Rights Chief Zeid addresses the 27th Human Rights Council session

In his first speech to the Human Rights Council, High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addresses global human rights challenges and priority areas for his tenure.







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.

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.

Palestinian territories - expert visit
The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, will undertake his first official visit to the region from 20 to 28 September.

Azerbaijan visit halted
UN Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture suspends its visit to Azerbaijan, citing official obstruction to its mandate to visit places of detention.

Business and human rights
Business are urged to be a force for improving human rights in Africa, as a UN expert working group joins force with the African Union to support responsible business practices.



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