Statements and speeches

“International solidarity will save our planet and lead to shared prosperity” -  Message by the United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Virginia Dandan, to mark the International Human Solidarity Day, 20 December 2012

United Nations Human Rights Council 21st Session - Statement by the UN Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity, Ms. Virginia B. Dandan, Geneva 12 September 2012

Message to Rio+20:” Solidarity Cooperation” at Rio+20: “It is not about charity,” highlights UN independent expert, it is not about charity, highlights UN Independent Expert, Rio de Janeiro/Geneva, 22 June 2012

Speech to the OHCHR seminar to address the adviser impacts of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights, Geneva, 22 February 2012

Statement to the 8th Session of the Advisory Committee, Geneva, 22 February 2012

Speech “The Challenge of International Solidarity and the Right to Development”, Social Forum 2011, Geneva, 3 October 2011

The International Solidarity, The Right to Development and the Agents of Change, Panel Right to Development, 7th Plenary meeting, 18th Session of the Human Rights Council, 14 September 2011 (webcast) / Transcript

International Solidarity, the Right to Development and the Millenium Development Goals, NGO Side event, Geneva 13 September 2011

Statement, 18th session of the Human Rights Council, 13 September 2011

Joint Statements

UN Millennium Development Goals: some targets met, but much remains to be done

G-8 / EU: “A global financial transaction tax, a human rights imperative now more than ever"

An Open Letter from Special Procedures mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council to States negotiating the Outcome Document of the Rio+20 Summit

News releases

Durban: An urgent call for ‘preventive’ international solidarity to fight climate change

UN Officials Link Rio+20 Success to International Solidarity


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