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GENEVA (17 September 2019) – The UN Human Rights Office and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) have signed a formal agreement to cooperate and collaborate in areas of common interest. It is the third such agreement between the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and key African human rights institutions, and the second to be signed this year.
Joint Statement on "Human Rights and Climate Change"
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families
Committee on the Rights of the Child
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
16 September 2019
United Nations Network on Migration, 16th September 2019
Geneva, 9 September 2019
Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues and Friends,
A year has gone by since I began my mandate. I won´t lie to you, it has not been an easy task. We are facing difficult challenges. Not only must we tackle traditional human rights issues, but also an array of new ones, such as the new digital landscape, and privacy; or what I will be speaking about shortly: climate change, and its impact on the rights of every single one of us.
Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers
2 September 2019
Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers Opens its Session, Hears Non-Governmental Organization Flag Discriminatory Discourse by High-Level Authorities in Argentina as well as Family Separations
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
26 August 2019
From 26 August to 20 September, the Committee will review the reports of Albania, Myanmar, Ecuador, India, Greece, Kuwait, Iraq, El Salvador and Australia
GINEBRA (8 de julio de 2019) - La Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos, Michelle Bachelet, dijo el lunes que está profundamente alarmada por las condiciones de personas migrantes y refugiadas, niñas, niños y adultas, que permanecen en detención en los Estados Unidos después de cruzar la frontera sur. Bachelet enfatizó que las niñas y los niños nunca deben ser recluidos en detención migratoria o separados de sus familias.
GENEVA (8 July 2019) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Monday she is appalled by the conditions in which migrants and refugees - children and adults - are being held in detention in the United States of America after crossing the southern border. She stressed that children should never be held in immigration detention or separated from their families.
We are deeply concerned about the ghastly conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in detention in Libya – with some 22 having died of tuberculosis and other illnesses in the Zintan detention facility since September 2018 – as well as ongoing reports of disappearances and human trafficking after people were intercepted at sea by the Libyan Coast Guard.
- We, the leaders of the United Nations system organizations*, appeal to Member States to step up ambition and take concrete action to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and adapt to the effects of climate change, as they strive to fulfil their obligations on human rights, including the right to health, the right to food security, the right to development, the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants, children, persons with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations, as well as gender equality, empowerment of women, …
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Date: 3 May 2019
The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) consists of humanitarian organizations working in the Pacific with the expertise and resources to support disaster preparedness and response in the region. The PHT members include the UN agencies, NGOs, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other humanitarian agencies with the capacity to respond to disasters in accordance with the PHT Code of Conduct.
The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) consists of humanitarian organizations working in the Pacific with the expertise and resources to support disaster preparedness and response in the region. The PHT members include the UN agencies, NGOs, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and other humanitarian agencies with the capacity to respond to disasters in accordance with the PHT Code of Conduct. The PHT plans and coordinates its work through three main structures, which include:
GENEVA (25 February 2019) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday called for “courage and vision” from State leaders to advance both the interests of humanity and the national interest of their own countries, stressing that human rights-based policies deliver better outcomes across the social and economic spectrum – and beyond borders.
GENÈVE (16 janvier 2019) - La Haute-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Michelle Bachelet, a exhorté mercredi les Etats à accroître leur soutien en 2019 afin de financer ce qu'elle a qualifié de " programme de travail le plus ambitieux jamais élaboré par mon Bureau ".
GENEVA (16 January 2019) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday urged States to step up their support in 2019 in order to fund what she described as “the most ambitious programme of work ever drawn by my Office.”
Presenting an appeal for US$ 321.5 million, the UN Human Rights Chief stressed that sustainable peace, security and development will only be achieved in an “era of great turbulence” if States invest in human rights, and described her Office as “a vital tool for greater prevention, and better protection, around the world.”
Award Ceremony for the United Nations Prize in the field of human rights award
Statement by Michelle Bachelet
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
General Assembly Hall, UN Headquarters, New York, 18 December 2018
Madam President of the General Assembly,
Honourable recipients of the UN Prize,
It is an enormous pleasure and honour to welcome the recipients of the 2018 United Nations Prize in the field of Human Rights.
Migrants and refugees crossing Libya subjected to "unimaginable horrors" – UN
GENEVA/TRIPOLI (20 December 2018) – Migrants and refugees are being subjected to "unimaginable horrors" from the moment they enter Libya, throughout their stay in the country and – if they make it that far -- during their subsequent attempts to cross the Mediterranean sea, according to a UN report released on Thursday.
GENEVA (18 December 2018) — The Global Compact on Migration is an important starting point for improved global migration governance that puts migrants and their human rights at the centre, UN human rights experts said on the occasion of today’s International Migrants Day, December 18. The experts call on all States who have not yet done so to join this unique global initiative, and contribute to its human rights based implementation.