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Poland: Government must not roll back women’s rights

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:23 pm | UNHCHR

WARSAW (13 December 2018) – Poland is at a critical juncture with regard to its record on women’s rights. It must refrain from rolling back women’s rights, particularly in the areas of family and culture, as well as sexual and reproductive health, and ... More >>

Poland: UN experts condemn measures

Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:22 pm | UNHCHR

Poland: UN experts condemn measures to stop human rights defenders join climate talks GENEVA (13 December 2018) - UN human rights experts* have expressed concerns at reports that several human rights defenders have been harassed, arbitrarily detained ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 29: Duty to Your Community

Sunday, 9 December 2018, 12:51 pm | UNHCHR

So far, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has concentrated on rights that every person has simply by virtue of being born human. Now Article 29 says the corollary of rights is duties. We all have a duty to other people, and we should ... More >>

UDHR - Article 28: Right to a Free and Fair World

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:48 pm | UNHCHR

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted in a period, 1946-1948, that was simultaneously filled with optimism, yet overshadowed by the preceding thirty years of disaster – the Great Depression and two world wars. In the view of the ... More >>

We must recommit to UDHR goal for lasting peace

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:47 pm | UNHCHR

UN experts: We must recommit to UDHR goal for lasting peace GENEVA (7 October 2018) – On the occasion of Human Rights Day, independent experts* appointed by the Human Rights Council have underscored the centrality of the Universal Declaration of Human ... More >>

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Papua

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:46 pm | UNHCHR

We are concerned about the large number of arrests – more than 500 – during peaceful demonstrations held to commemorate West Papuan National Day in various locations across Indonesia on 1 and 2 December. We have received reports of security forces ... More >>

Calls on the Philippines to drop charges against Rappler

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:32 pm | UNHCHR

GENEVA (6 December 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression has called on the Philippine authorities to drop charges against online news website Rappler and its Chief Executive, Maria Ressa, saying the charges were being used ... More >>

Bachelet celebrates 70th anniversary of UDHR

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:28 pm | UNHCHR

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary and many achievements of this trailblazing document, High Commissioner Bachelet calls on “each of us to do our part to breathe life into the beautiful dream of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” The statement ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 27

Friday, 7 December 2018, 2:26 pm | UNHCHR

Article 27: Right to Cultural, Artistic and Scientific Life The monumental Buddhas of Bamiyan, statues 10 to 16 storeys high hewn from sandstone cliffs, inspired reverence and awe in central Afghanistan for 15 centuries – until the Taliban blew them to ... More >>

20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defender

Friday, 7 December 2018, 9:31 am | UNHCHR

Joint statement on the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders GENEVA (6 December 2018) – UN human rights experts* urge all States to fully implement the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders to ensure the freedom of human rights defenders ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 26: Right to Education

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 1:17 pm | UNHCHR

In 2002, when the Kenyan government announced free primary school education for all, Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge decided to enroll in Grade One. What’s unusual about that? He was an 84-year-old great-grandfather. A photo on the front page of a Kenyan newspaper ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - 22: Right to Social Security

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 11:07 am | UNHCHR

After spelling out a long list of civil and political rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) now turns to economic, social and cultural rights with Article 22 and the six following Articles. These rights, mostly developed in the 20th century, ... More >>

Senior UN rights official concludes visit to Yemen

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:41 am | UNHCHR

Senior UN rights official concludes visit to Yemen, urges warring parties to prevent renewed fighting More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 21: Democracy

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:40 am | UNHCHR

Article 21: A Short Course in Democracy In three concise paragraphs, Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) outlines some of the fundamental principles of democracy: the will of the people should be the basis of government ... More >>

Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:54 pm | UNHCHR

UN Secretary-General Message for UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 29 November - Statement Only More >>

UN Secretary-General Message for World AIDS Day

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:53 pm | UNHCHR

Thirty years after the first World AIDS Day, the response to HIV stands at a crossroads. Which way we turn may define the course of the epidemic—whether we will end AIDS by 2030, or whether future generations will carry on bearing the burden of this devastating ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 19: Freedom of Opinion

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 1:52 pm | UNHCHR

Article 19: Freedom of Opinion and Expression Why would a human rights organization go to court to support someone whose extreme political views or ethical position it fundamentally opposes? A pornographer perhaps, or an anarchist? Because of the ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 15: Right to Nationality

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:08 pm | UNHCHR

Article 15: Right to Nationality On the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital, Ho Chi Minh City, an elderly man revealed his most fervent wish: “just one simple hope – that when I died I could get a death certificate, to prove that I ever existed.” ... More >>

Experts call for end to global epidemic of femicide

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 12:01 pm | UNHCHR

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2018 Experts call for end to global epidemic of femicide GENEVA (23 November 2018) – In a joint statement issued ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of ... More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 14: Right to Asylum

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 12:00 pm | UNHCHR

Article 14: Right to Asylum In 1950, two years after the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), it created the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The agency was to have three years to help the ... More >>

 

 

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