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 A man points to a chalk board in front a group of children in a small classroom in China. © EPA Photo/ZHOU CHAO
A teacher lectures students in a classroom set in a residential building housing a primary school for children of migrant workers in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province

Out of many perspectives comes one history

History and how past events are commemorated are crucial for shaping collective identities. And yet these stories can be distorted or employed as propaganda that can fuel prejudice, discrimination and ultimately conflict.
In a panel discussion on History Teaching and Memorialization processes, which took place during the 27th Human Rights Council, Human Rights special rapporteurs discussed with guests and Member States  ways societies could reach a shared story of a troubled past through acknowledging that there were different perspectives on the same event, as well as treating historical facts as facts.

 Todas las historias
 The Rights to Human Rights Education resource compiles all the instruments regarding human rights education in one web resource © UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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.

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One Year. One Campaign. One Billion People

A new video looks back on a year of the UN Human Rights Office’s Free & Equal campaign against homophobia and transphobia. In twelve months, the campaign has reached more than a billion people, created a stream of popular video and written content, and spawned national campaigns in countries around the world.

Noticias/derechos humanos

No impunity for migrant murder
High Commissioner Zeid urges Egypt and other North African and European States to make a concerted effort to bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing hundreds of refugees and migrants to die in the Mediterranean.

Preventable child deaths - Zeid
High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warns States of their moral and legal responsibility to take measures to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, preventable mortality and morbidity of children. Each year 6 million children under five die, 50% of them of preventable causes.

Consult children on their rights
The challenges of today’s world make it more necessary than ever to ensure children's views are taken into account, UN experts say in a call to mark 25 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Discriminación contra la mujer
Grupo de expertas de la ONU instan al Gobierno de Perú a intensificar esfuerzos para combatir la discriminación de género y la violencia que afecta a muchas peruanas.

Ethiopia anti-terrorism laws
UN human rights experts call on the Government of Ethiopia to stop misusing anti-terrorism legislation to curb freedoms of expression and association in the country.

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