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 The colors of the Amazigh (Berber) flag painted on the hand of a person participating in a rally in Algeria
The colors of the Amazigh flag painted on the hand of a person rallying to commemorate the 1980  ‘Amazigh Spring’,  a time of protest and activism in support of the Berber identity and language

Kamira Nait Sid: advocating for the rights of the Amazigh people in Algeria

Kamira Nait Sid, a participant in the 2014 Indigenous Fellowship Programme of the UN Human Rights Office in Geneva, promotes the Amazigh language, culture and identity in Algeria.
The Amazigh (Berber) are the indigenous people of Algeria, as well as other countries of North Africa and the Sahara. They are found in Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and the Siwa oasis in Egypt. The Amazigh also include the Touareg living in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

 Todas las historias
 Daria Pavlovschi is now in the mainstream education system in Moldova © OHCHR/Claude Cahn

Supporting children with disabilities into mainstream schools in Moldova

The UN Human Rights Office in Moldova assists parents who have children with disabilities to successfully campaign for places in mainstream schools and kindergartens.

 Mexican human rights attorney Alejandra Ancheita, receives the 2014 Martin Ennals Award from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein © Martin Ennals Foundation

Mexican attorney receives top human rights defender award

Mexican human rights attorney Alejandra Ancheita is the latest recipient of the Martin Ennals Human Rights Defender Award. The Geneva-based award is granted annually to a person who has an exceptional record of fighting against human rights violations.

Noticias/derechos humanos

Zeid Press Conference
High Commissioner Zeid briefs journalists on the difficult financial situation of the UN Human Rights Office, as well as addressing human rights issues around the "twin plagues" of Ebola and ISIL and paying tribute to human rights defenders around the world.

DRC: security forces violations
A new UN report details serious human rights violations, including summary and extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances, committed against civilians by Congolese security forces in the context of Operation “Likofi" in Kinshasa between 15 November 2013 and 15 February 2014.

Climate change and human rights
Climate change is a global threat to human rights, warn a group of UN independent experts in an open letter to all Governments involved in the current round of climate negotiations.

Let’s stop trafficking at the roots
UN human rights experts call for a concerted global response to fight the transnational scourge of trafficking in persons, especially children, to mark the European Anti-Trafficking Day.

More than charity needed
The right to social protection should be at the centre of all anti-poverty policies and programmes, says the new UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston.

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