Articles d'intérêt


A girl
A girl's education comes first, marriage will follow later
Thanks to her human rights training, a pupil prevents an early marriage and stands up for girls’ education.
6 March 2017
Empowering young lawyers in Kyrgyzstan through human rights training
Empowering young lawyers in Kyrgyzstan through human rights training
An inter-ethnic conflict that took place in the south in June 2010 that left many without proper legal recourse. The UN Human Rights Office in Kyrgyzstan, in response to this situation, held a series of workshops training young aspiring and practicing defense lawyers on dealing with human rights redress issues.
30 December 2016
An antidote against unjust societies
An antidote against unjust societies
Five years after the adoption of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, have we realized the transformative power of human rights education? Experts from around the globe at the Human Rights Council discuss.
29 September 2016
Films help educate students about human rights
Films help educate students about human rights
For ten years the UN Human Rights Office has supported the use of films as a way to educate about human rights. In partnership with the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, the Office co-organizes special screenings of films aimed at Geneva schoolchildren.
6 May 2015
States must renew dedication to inalienable human rights
States must renew dedication to inalienable human rights
The near daily news of atrocities and needless human suffering at the hands of terrorists and others demands a stronger and more inspired leadership from Member States toward upholding human rights, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Zeid made his comments at the opening of the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
2 March 2015
“We need people with PH D level compassion”
“We need people with PH D level compassion”
“We need people who are kind. People with PhD level compassion,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Zeid made his remarks during a speech at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. as part of an event looking into the causes of atrocities.
6 February 2015
Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place
Web resource gathers human rights education commitments of States in one place
A web resource called “The Right to Human Rights Education”, which was unveiled during a side event at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council, is a compilation of all the provisions of international and regional instruments that highlight commitments made by States to human rights education.
22 September 2014
The study of human rights becomes a core subject in Kenyan universities
The study of human rights becomes a core subject in Kenyan universities
The United Nations Human Rights Office and the University of Nairobi have initialled an agreement ensuring human rights has a place in the curriculum for undergraduate students.
21 August 2014
Learning to live in peace in Kyrgyzstan
Learning to live in peace in Kyrgyzstan
Following an intense ethnic conflict in Kyrgyzstan in 2010, today students at Osh State University start thinking critically about ethnicity through a course initiated by the UN Human Rights Regional Office in Central Asia.
21 February 2014
UN Human Rights Office advances human rights education in Mozambique
UN Human Rights Office advances human rights education in Mozambique
The UN Human Rights Office contributes a variety of human rights publications to the Eduardo Mondlane University’s new Human Rights Resource Centre in Maputo, Mozambique.
10 January 2014
New advanced studies courses on human rights in Bolivia and Kenya
New advanced studies courses on human rights in Bolivia and Kenya
Advanced studies institutions in Bolivia and Kenya introduce new human rights curricula.
30 December 2013
Assisting Communities Together: ACT promoting human rights education
Assisting Communities Together: ACT promoting human rights education
Young Roma women and students in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia explore and put into practice basic human rights principles with the assistance of programmes supported by a joint funding venture of the UN Human Rights Office and the UN Development Programme.
22 May 2013
Minority Fellow Fuad Ahmed Al-Selwi: defending the rights of the Al-Akhdam community in Yemen
Minority Fellow Fuad Ahmed Al-Selwi: defending the rights of the Al-Akhdam community in Yemen
Fuad Ahmed Al-Selwi, a participant in the UN Human Rights Office Minorities Fellowship Programme wants to introduce fellow members of his Al-Akhdam community in Yemen to the idea of freedom.
20 November 2012
“A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education”
“A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education”
A documentary film on the positive impact of human rights education in people’s lives is launched by the UN Human Rights Office together with two civil society organizations.
20 September 2012
Learning to negotiate human rights
Learning to negotiate human rights
United Nations diplomats expand their knowledge of human rights and how to reflect them in their work
26 July 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
Students express visions through art on gender equality
Students express visions through art on gender equality
An exhibit presented by the UN Human Rights office features artworks by Geneva students on the theme of gender equality.
7 September 2011
Taking the human rights message to the Russian public
Taking the human rights message to the Russian public
Moscow’s International Book Fair attracts thousands of visitors and again gives the UN Human Rights office an opportunity to promote its work and publications.
22 October 2010
A special place for human rights
A special place for human rights
Ramallah public library in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank now has a special corner dedicated to human rights
12 August 2010
Knowledge for change in Nepal
Knowledge for change in Nepal
The United Nations Human Rights office in Nepal helps protect the rights of indigenous communities near wildlife conservation parks across the country through human rights training
9 August 2010
Quality Education for Indigenous Peoples
Quality Education for Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous communities globally are missing out on quality education. A report to the Human Rights Council gives advice for the improved implementation of their right to education.
22 October 2009
Moscow Universities offer Master’s degrees in Human Rights for the first time
Moscow Universities offer Master’s degrees in Human Rights for the first time
The Moscow Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights negotiates an agreement for the first Master’s degree in Human Rights in Russia.
5 October 2009
A new practical guide to human rights education
A new practical guide to human rights education
A new practical guide to human rights education, which collects 101 exemplary practices from Central Asia, Europe and North America, is now available.
2 October 2009
 UN Human Rights Centre opens in the Gulf State of Qatar
UN Human Rights Centre opens in the Gulf State of Qatar
A new cross-regional human rights centre opens in Doha with a mandate to strengthen and promote human rights in South-West Asia and the Arab region.
27 May 2009
OHCHR opens new regional human rights hub in Doha
OHCHR opens new regional human rights hub in Doha
A new human rights training and documentation centre to open in Qatar’s capital, Doha.
25 May 2009
Ripples of change through human rights education
Ripples of change through human rights education
Silences broken, voices raised, little hands extended…fighting racism through human rights education in schools
22 April 2009