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Protecting civil society space to guarantee human rights

Protecting civil society space to guarantee human rights

“International bodies and governments alone cannot achieve the fulfilment of the protection and promotion of human rights without the full participation of civil society,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Frank La Rue.
Equal access to land for women

Equal access to land for women

“Despite the fact that many women are legally entitled to equality in access to land, they still experience considerable discrimination in this area,” said the UN Human Rights Office’s Gender and Women’s Rights Advisor in New York, Gaynel Curry.
Women’s cultural rights: empowering and transformative

Women’s cultural rights: empowering and transformative

Farida Shaheed, UN expert in the field of cultural rights, proposes to shift the paradigm from one that views culture merely as an obstacle to women’s rights to one that seeks to ensure women’s equal enjoyment of cultural rights.
Land, fisheries and forests – the first global agreement on tenure guidelines

Land, fisheries and forests – the first global agreement on tenure guidelines

A major advance in global efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty – global agreement reached on voluntary guidelines for the tenure of land, fisheries and forests.
People-centred Development: What the Arab Spring taught us

People-centred Development: What the Arab Spring taught us

Economic growth without decent jobs, social inclusion and fair distribution of benefits is not true development.
Winds of Change in Tunisia

Winds of Change in Tunisia

Collaboration between the UN Human Rights Office and the Tunisian Transitional Government is paving the way for the improvement of the human rights situation in the country.
Taking a stand against homophobia

Taking a stand against homophobia

UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay renews call for worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality and action to counter homophobic violence and discrimination
Using numbers to achieve human rights goals

Using numbers to achieve human rights goals

On World Statistics Day, UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay says data enables more effective promotion, monitoring and implementation of human rights standards.
1st UN Human Rights Chief visit to Iceland

1st UN Human Rights Chief visit to Iceland

The UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay congratulates Iceland on its continuing interest in advancing human rights both at home and internationally
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