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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 >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 13: Freedom of Movement

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:21 am | UNHCHR

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 13: Freedom of Movement Article 13: Freedom of Movement After the collapse of the Siad Barre regime in Somalia in 1991, conflict and drought forced more than 15 percent of the country’s entire population from ... More >>

States have legal obligations on climate change

Friday, 23 November 2018, 10:19 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (22 November 2018) – Ahead of a crucial climate change meeting next month, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has sent an open letter to all States warning that “human rights are under threat from a force which challenges ... More >>

Legal changes and climate of hatred threaten migrants

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:07 am | UNHCHR

GENEVA (21 November 2018) – Italy’s proposed tightening of immigration rules will have a serious impact on migrants’ lives, and are of grave concern, UN human rights experts* said today, urging the Government to reverse course. More >>

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 12: Right to Privacy

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:06 am | UNHCHR

30 Articles of the UDHR - Article 12: Right to Privacy Article 12: Right to Privacy Should schools use cameras in the classroom to monitor children’s faces and determine whether they are paying attention? Would you use free WiFi at a street kiosk if you ... More >>

Article 8: Right to Remedy

Sunday, 18 November 2018, 12:33 pm | UNHCHR

The pledge of effective remedy for everyone, found in Article 8, is an intrinsic – if all too often neglected – part of the system of providing justice. “True peace is not merely the absence of war, it is the presence of justice,” said Jane ... More >>

Armenia: UN human rights expert lauds peaceful transition

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:32 pm | UNHCHR

YEREVAN (16 November 2018) – A UN human rights expert has praised this year’s peaceful transition of power in Armenia, and urged the country’s new leadership to stay the course in pursuing a strengthened democratic system based on human rights, ... More >>

Poverty expert says UK policies inflict unnecessary misery

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:31 pm | UNHCHR

UN poverty expert says UK policies inflict unnecessary misery LONDON (16 November, 2018) – The UK Government’s policies and drastic cuts to social support are entrenching high levels of poverty and inflicting unnecessary misery in one of the richest countries ... More >>

Article 7: Right to Equality Before the Law

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:30 pm | UNHCHR

At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, women in many industrialized countries fought for the right to vote. “Therenever will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers,” said U.S. ... More >>

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 12:40 pm | UNHCHR

The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is – obviously – a document about human rights. So why is dignity listed before rights in Article 1? More >>

   

 

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