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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights delivers her final address to the Human Rights Council
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights delivers her final address to the Human Rights Council
In her final speech to the Human Rights Council, after six years as High Commissioner Pillay said the Human Rights Office had to be protected from financial and political constraints to enable it to operate with integrity and free of political influence.
10 June 2014
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.
6 November 2013
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.
7 November 2012
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.
25 April 2012
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.
21 March 2012
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.
14 March 2012
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.
8 November 2011
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.
21 October 2011
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.
15 September 2011

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