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International Decade of People of African Descent: recognition, justice and development

Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas, and millions more live in other parts of the world outside the African continent. The international community, in recognition that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected, has proclaimed 2015-2024 International Decade for People of African Descent.
 
In a launch event for the decade in Geneva, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said the Decade will provide people of African descent “much needed visibility and provide a framework to improve their situation.”


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Protecting cultural rights from excessive advertising

States should protect people from undue levels of commercial advertising and marketing while increasing the space for not-for-profit expressions, the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights says. Farida Shaheed made this recommendation in a presentation of a report at the UN General Assembly in New York.



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Rebuilding lives after torture – Dieynaba’s story

Dieynaba Ndoye Dieng helps victims affected by torture from all over West Africa



Noticias/derechos humanos

Welcome boost for justice in DRC
High Commissioner Zeid welcomes the high-profile conviction of Lieutenant Colonel Bedi Mobuli Engangela, for committing crimes against humanity between 2005 and 2007 in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, as a major boost in the fight against impunity in the country.

Pakistan school killings "savage" - Zeid
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday condemned what he described as “an utterly despicable and incomprehensibly vicious attack on defenceless children” at a mixed school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

Día Internacional del Migrante
Un grupo de expertos internacionales piden canales de migración abiertos, seguros y regulares para los más de 232 millones de migrantes internacionales en todo el mundo.

Zeid: "Tinderbox" in South Sudan
High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein highlights the “dreadful” situation of civilians in South Sudan, who are victims of targeted killings, looting and violence, and have been surviving in desperate living conditions since the conflict broke out a year ago.

World Bank and human rights
“The World Bank should recognize the central importance of human rights in its new environmental and social policies,” a group of United Nations human rights experts say.

 

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