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Children draw rights and freedoms
Children draw rights and freedoms
An 11-year-old from Samoa and a 15-year-old from Pakistan are the global winners of the UN Human Rights Office poster contest to design a poster for the 50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants campaign.
11 March 2016
Our rights, our freedoms, always: campaign to celebrate human rights begins
Our rights, our freedoms, always: campaign to celebrate human rights begins
Recognizing the rights and freedoms inherent in everyone is the focus of a year-long campaign by the UN Human Rights Office, launched Wednesday with a photo exhibition, speeches and a monologue from Hollywood actor Daniel Brühl.
17 December 2015
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.
26 March 2014
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.
19 March 2014
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.
8 November 2012
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.
25 June 2012
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.
27 March 2012
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.
3 June 2011
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
24 November 2010
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.
20 October 2010
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
18 June 2010
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