The Luminarium: A creative space for discussion
A 1,000 square metre inflatable art installation—Luminarium—was displayed on the grounds of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, which was sponsored by the United Kingdom Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
“A little bit of money makes a real difference”
Romani human rights activist, Valeriu Nicolae, runs and funds from his own resources a project aimed at giving young people in a Bucharest ghetto a future free of drugs and crime through education and sports.
Assisting Communities Together: ACT promoting human rights education
Young Roma women and students in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia explore and put into practice basic human rights principles with the assistance of programmes supported by a joint funding venture of the UN Human Rights Office and the UN Development Programme.
Secure housing for millions remains a global challenge
“Millions of people around the world still face the threat of eviction or displacement,” says the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, in her latest report, which was presented during the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
UN Human Rights Prize 2013
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is seeking nominations for the 2013 UN Prize in the Field of Human Rights. Nominations can be sent from a variety of sources: Member States, SA, NGOs and from other appropriate sources.
Empowering Roma in rural Hungary
UN and civil society are making efforts to empower the Roma in Cserehát region in their struggle against socio-economic exclusion and racial discrimination.
Combating child sex tourism
By 2030 the number of international tourists will reach an estimated 1.8 billion. Tourism, however, has a dark side and can be a potential vehicle for child abuse. Child sex tourism (CST) is a growing trend affecting millions of children around the globe.
The right to peace
An intergovernmental working group has begun what is expected to be a long and complex negotiation aimed at drafting a UN Declaration on the Right to Peace. A first report is to be presented to the June 2013 session of the Human Rights Council.
Time to kick racism out of football
“Sport at its best is inclusive, generous-hearted and fundamentally multicultural, based on values such as teamwork, loyalty, merit and self-control”, said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, at a panel discussion on racism in sport.
A move to raise a healthier generation of kids
Human rights and health experts participated in an interactive dialogue on the challenges in achieving the full realization of the right of the child to health during the full-day meeting on the Rights of the Child.
20 years working for human rights
Two decades on from the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the international community recalls it as a ‘milestone’ in the development of the global human rights movement.
The 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council opens in Geneva
At the opening of the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council, the UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay, evokes the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, and acknowledges achievements and challenges ahead.
The Equality Imperative
UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay, speaks on addressing inequalities in the future framework for development post-2015, the target date for the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Beyond bars: a chance for a meaningful life
Under the UN initiative “Delivering as One,” United Nations agencies in Uruguay bring together their expertise to support a far reaching reform of the prison system, designed to give inmates skills and prepare them for the outside world.
Fighting incitement to crimes against humanity
A multi-layered approach is needed to counter hate speech that could incite genocide and other crimes against humanity, says Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.
Manal Al-Sharif: a driving force for change
Manal Al-Sharif, a women’s rights activist in Saudi Arabia, participated in the UN Social Forum in Geneva on a panel discussion on the role of social media and activism.
Helping Nepal achieve lasting peace
“Peace will only be achieved through the pursuit of justice and the ending of impunity,” says UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay referring to an ordinance recently proposed by the Government of Nepal.