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01 Dec 2004 description

This publication grew out of the human rights sessions that formed part of the Third Annual International Global Compact Learning Forum conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in December 2003. These sessions sought to shed light on the theoretical and practical meaning of the Global Compact's two human rights principles, as well as to offer guidance to companies on how to implement them.

21 Sep 2004 description

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has tasked Walter Kälin, a law professor at Bern University, to act as his Representative on the human rights of internally displaced persons. Supported by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Kälin will serve as an independent Expert and will work in close cooperation with the Emergency Relief Coordinator and, in particular, the Division on Internal Displacement within the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.


01 Aug 2004 description

El presente Folleto informativo se ha preparado en apoyo de la labor inapreciable que los defensores de los derechos humanos llevan a cabo.

01 Jun 2004 description

La presente fiche d'finformation a ete etablie dans le but d'fappuyer le travail inestimable accompli par les defenseurs des droits de l'fhomme. Elle s'fadresse en premier lieu aux pouvoirs publics, aux organisations non gouvernementales nationales et internationales, au personnel des Nations Unies, aux principaux acteurs du secteur prive (y compris les societes transnationales) et aux defenseurs des droits de l'fhomme euxmemes.

01 Apr 2004 description

This Fact Sheet has been prepared with the aim of supporting human rights defenders in their invaluable work. It is addressed primarily to State authorities, national and international non-governmental organizations, United Nations personnel, major private sector actors (including transnational corporations) and human rights defenders themselves. The Fact Sheet is also aimed at the wider public and may be useful to journalists and others in disseminating information on the role and situation of human rights defenders.

Specifically, the Fact Sheet is intended: