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The story of a widower whose wife died during childbirth

The story of a widower whose wife died during childbirth. He speaks of how his wife's death could have been prevented. The UN human rights office says discrimination against women is causing unnecessary deaths and injuries during pregnancy and childbirth. View the video

A story about a migrant worker who was deported when the results of an involuntary HIV test

A story about a migrant worker who was deported when the results of an involuntary HIV test turned out positive. In this story the UN human rights office says denying entry or stay of people living with HIV is discriminatory and this is preventing an appropriate response to curb the spread of the virus. View the video

OHCHR and Art for the World commissioned a series of 22 short films

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Art for the World, a non-governmental organization, commissioned a series of 22 short films created by some of the world's leading directors. Many of those stories and movies feature underline the importance human rights have for development. View the videos

OHCHR cooperates with many UN organizations, unified by our common mandate and dedication to human rights and development. The following videos present a selective overview of the UN's work in that area.

UNICEF aims to make the best possible contribution to children's and women's rights

UNICEF aims to make the best possible contribution to children’s and women’s rights through a combination of a human rights based approach to UNICEF's programmes of cooperation with national governments and results-based planning and management. View the videos

WFP "Billion for a Billion" campaign

WFP "Billion for a Billion" campaign:
How the Online Billion is Helping the Hungry Billion

The 8 Goals for Africa song

The 8 Goals for Africa song is part of an awareness and advocacy campaign developed by the United Nations System in South Africa on the 8 MDGs.

Jan Eliasson,Chair of WaterAid Sweden

Jan Eliasson, Chair of WaterAid Sweden, is part of a group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the Millennium Development Goals and are supporting the United Nations Secretary-General in mobilizing global action on the Goals in the run-up to a UN Summit in September 2010. In this video he speaks about the right to water and achieving the MDGs. View the video


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Human rights help achieve MDGs (PDF)
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The right to development - Framework for achieving the MDGs (PDF)
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Maternal mortality is a human rights issue (PDF)
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The right to water and sanitation and the MDGs (PDF)
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How social protection can help to achieve the MDGs (PDF)
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