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A National Human Rights Action Plan – Uganda follows through on its commitment to the Universal Periodic Review

A National Human Rights Action Plan – Uganda follows through on its commitment to the Universal Periodic Review

The Government of Uganda acts to improve the promotion and protection of human rights through the negotiation of a National Human Rights Action Plan.
Indicators: essential tools in the realization of human rights

Indicators: essential tools in the realization of human rights

Ground breaking work from the UN Human Rights Office - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay introduces a guide to human rights indicators.
Building an understanding of human rights in the classroom

Building an understanding of human rights in the classroom

‘Teach ins’ with a focus on human rights are held in schools throughout Lebanon to launch an education initiative designed to encourage development of a human rights culture.
A global human rights map: The Universal Periodic Review goes into its second round

A global human rights map: The Universal Periodic Review goes into its second round

The UN Human Rights Council marks a historic milestone closing off the first round of its Universal Periodic Review, the assessment of States’ human rights progress.
The UN Human Rights office working to build capacity

The UN Human Rights office working to build capacity

The UN Human Rights office assists many countries globally to develop the technical expertise necessary to implement, measure and report on their obligations as signatories and parties to international human rights conventions and treaties.
Focus on strengthening democratic institutions in Moldova

Focus on strengthening democratic institutions in Moldova

UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay concludes visit to Moldova and expresses human rights concerns on various fronts.
Human Rights on the record

Human Rights on the record

A milestone achieved - the Human Rights Council completes, for the first time ever, a review of the human rights record of all Member States of the United Nations.
Breaking point in Somalia

Breaking point in Somalia

The drought in Somalia takes the local people to breaking point: the Independent Expert on Somalia says the funds must be found to deal with the country’s famine and ongoing conflict.

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