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New mobile app puts human rights at your fingertips


​​​​​​The UN Human Rights Office launches a new mobile app to put the power of human rights at your fingertips.

The UN Human Rights app provides an easy, user-friendly access to stories and news on human rights issues. Stories and news can be searched via region, country or theme. Users can also pre-select the countries and themes that interest them and see only those on the app.

The aim of the app is to provide an easier, and more user focused access to human rights information on the go, said Laurent Sauveur, chief of the External Outreach Services of the UN Human Rights Office. 

“It is an excellent addition to our existing communication tools so that everyone interested in human rights can get the information they want,” he said.

The app is the first of its kind for the UN Human Rights Office. It also includes a quiz, where users can test their human rights knowledge. Information is updated on a daily basis with an archive that goes back three months.

The app is free. You can download it via Google Play and App Store for Android and Apple devices respectively

The app is launched on World Press Freedom Day which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, evaluate it around the world and to defend the media from attacks on their independence.

3 May 2017

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