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11 Nov 2014 description

GENEVA (11 November 2014) – As Ebola continues to ravage West Africa, leaving more than 4000 people dead, the region is now on the brink of a major food crisis, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, has warned today.

“While the countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis struggle to contain the devastating virus, they now face a new challenge with experts predicting that over a million people in the region need food aid to allay shortages,” Ms. Elver said.

30 Jul 2013 description
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Summary

The present report presents an overview of the Working Group’s activities in the period under review, including regular sessions of the Working Group, communications and country visits.

05 Jul 2013 description

FREETOWN / GENEVA (5 July 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, today underlined the role played by all religious communities in Sierra Leone in order to help the nation overcome the legacy of the war.

03 Oct 2011 description

ROUND UP
30 September 2011

Adopts 31 Resolutions, 2 Presidential Statements, Appoints New Special Procedures Mandate Holders, and Extends Mandates of Special Rapporteurs

23 Sep 2011 description

Human Rights Council
MORNING

22 September 2011

The Human Rights Council this morning adopted the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review on Latvia, Sierra Leone and Singapore.

12 Sep 2011 description

Introduction

1 . The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, held its eleventh session from 2 to 13 May 2011. The review of Sierra Leone was held at the 8th meeting on 5 May 2011. The delegation of Sierra Leone was headed by Franklyn Bai Kargbo, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. At its 12th meeting, held on 9 May 2011, the Working Group adopted the report on Sierra Leone.

06 Sep 2011 description

Human Rights Council

Eighteenth session

Agenda items 2 and 3

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Summary

28 Apr 2011 description

BACKGROUND RELEASE

28 April 2011

Sixteen Countries Will Have Their Human Rights Records Examined

Sixteen States will have their human rights records examined during the eleventh session of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review Working Group to be held in Geneva from 2 to 13 May. These countries are (in order of review) Belgium, Denmark, Palau, Somalia, the Seychelles, the Solomon Islands, Latvia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Greece, Samoa, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Hungary and Papua New Guinea.

21 Apr 2011 description

Human Rights Council

Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review

Eleventh session

Geneva, 2–13 May 2011

I. Overview and methodology

22 Feb 2011 description

Human Rights Council

Sixteenth session

Agenda items 2 and 10

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

Technical assistance and capacity-building

Summary

Sierra Leone has made progress in building its capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights. The enactment of some crucial laws in the fields of women and children rights has improved the legal framework to protect the rights of vulnerable groups.

04 Aug 2010 description

4 August 2010

The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee this morning took up the issues of the right to food and human rights education and training, both of which come under item three of its agenda, namely requests to the Advisory Committee by the Human Rights Council.

Jean Ziegler, Committee Expert, Chairperson of the Drafting Group on the right to food, presenting the preliminary study on the right to food, said that it gave rise to questions at two levels, with two key issues, which were at the core of the report.

24 Mar 2010 description


Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Presents Reports on Technical Assistance to Guatemala, Bolivia, Cyprus, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Nepal

12 Feb 2010 description

Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session
Agenda item 2
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and

27 Mar 2009 description

Council Establishes Mandate on Cultural Rights, Appoints Rapporteur for Cambodia, Extends Mandates for Myanmar, Somalia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Elects Four Members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

The Human Rights Council closed its tenth regular session this afternoon after adopting 34 texts on a wide range of issues.