English Site French Site Spanish Site Russian Site Arabic Site Chinese Site OHCHR header
Make a donation to OHCHR

How we make a difference

 GoodWeave, an NGO supported by the UN Slavery Fund, works to end illegal child labour in the carpet industry in South Asia
GoodWeave, an NGO supported by the UN Slavery Fund, works to end illegal child labour in the carpet industry in South Asia
© U Roberto Romano

The slaves of today: UN action to provide redress and rehabilitation

The UN Slavery Fund providing direct assistance to victims of modern forms of slavery appeals for additional donations to undertake its work.
Over the past two decades the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery has channelled support to victims of modern slavery through hundreds of organisations, including GoodWeave, a non-profit group founded by Kailash Satyarthi, one of the two recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

 All stories
 The pilotless ‘Heron’ drone can fly more than 24 hours at a time © EPA/Jim Hollander

Armed drones: calls for greater transparency and accountability

The Human Rights Council brings the debate on the use of armed drones to the fore, urging States to be more transparent and to promptly investigate allegations of violations.

 A break dancer spins as people watch © Peace Festival Team

Handprints make peace and a new world record

A new world record for the largest painting made of the imprint of hands belongs to Tunisia. The more than 10,000 square meter canvas was unveiled during the International Peace Festival which took place in all 24 regions of Tunisia.

Human Rights in the news

Death, a good deterrence?
“Letting people die at Europe’s borders just because of their administrative status is a complete disregard for the value of human life” - UN expert on migrants’ human rights François Crépeau.

Mercury pollution / Human rights
UN expert Baskut Tuncak calls for the prompt ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury to protect human health and the environment from its adverse effects.

Liberty and detention
The UN Human Rights Committee issues an authoritative commentary on when, and how, it is justified to deprive a person of their liberty, and States' obligations to avoid people being unlawfully or arbitrarily detained.

A very dangerous profession
The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, urges all governments to prevent attacks on journalists and to hold accountable those who commit them.

DPRK-Human rights: New report
Key report by special commission of enquiry on DPRK must be sent to the UN Security Council and the case referred to the International Criminal Court - UN expert Marzuki Darusman.

From : 27-10-2014 To : 07-11-2014
PN Room XX
From : 03-11-2014 To : 28-11-2014
PW 1st Floor
From : 10-11-2014 To : 14-11-2014
From : 10-11-2014 To : 28-11-2014
PW Ground Floor
From : 17-11-2014 To : 21-11-2014
PN Room XI
From : 17-11-2014 To : 21-11-2014
From : 17-11-2014 To : 21-11-2014
From : 25-11-2014 To : 26-11-2014
PN Room XX
From : 01-12-2014 To : 05-12-2014
PW Ground Floor
From : 01-12-2014 To : 05-12-2014
PW 1st Floor
From : 02-12-2014 To : 03-12-2014
PN Room XX
From : 08-12-2014 To : 08-12-2014
PN Room XX

Human rights by country

About us

The OHCHR is the United Nations office with primary responsibility for promoting and protecting the enjoyment and full realization of human rights for all...

Who we are

Our work in the field

How we work with others

Recent publications

How we are funded