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07 Mar 2017 description

Women’s rights in Africa – UN and African Union launch report ahead of International Women’s Day

GENEVA/ADDIS ABABA (7 March 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office today launched, together with the African Union and UN Women, a report into women’s rights in Africa. It is the first in a planned series about women’s human rights on the continent that will address various thematic issues.

01 Dec 2007 description

Este Manual está concebido para ayudar a las instituciones nacionales de derechos humanos a integrar el VIH en su mandato con el fin de proteger y promover los derechos humanos. Proporciona un panorama general del papel de los derechos humanos en una respuesta eficaz a la epidemia y propone actividades concretas que las instituciones nacionales pueden llevar a cabo dentro de su trabajo actual. También plantea posibilidades para que se engranen con la respuesta nacional al VIH a fin de proteger y promover los derechos humanos en el contexto de los "Tres unos".

01 Dec 2007 description

This Handbook is designed to assist national human rights institutions to integrate HIV into their mandate to protect and promote human rights. It provides a basic overview of the role of human rights in an effective response to the epidemic and suggests concrete activities that national institutions can carry out within their existing work. It also presents possibilities for engaging with the national HIV response in order to protect and promote human rights, in the context of the "Three Ones".

01 Dec 2007 description

Las Directrices Internacionales sobre el VIH/SIDA y los Derechos Humanos son el resultado de diversas peticiones en vista de la necesidad de que los gobiernos y otros dispusieran de orientación sobre la mejor forma de promover, proteger y respetar los derechos humanos en el contexto de la epidemia de VIH.

01 Dec 2006 description

Les Directives internationales sur le VIH/sida et les droits de l'homme ont vu le jour suite à plusieurs appels en faveur de leur élaboration, à la lumière de la nécessité d'offrir une orientation aux Etats et autres entités sur les meilleurs moyens pour promouvoir, protéger et faire appliquer les droits humains dans le contexte de l'épidémie de VIH.

01 Dec 2006 description

The International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights arose because of various calls for their development in light of the need for guidance for Governments and others on how to best promote, protect and fulfil human rights in the context of the HIV epidemic. During the first International Consultation on AIDS and Human Rights, organized by the United Nations Centre for Human Rights, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, in Geneva, from 26 to 28 July 1989, participants discussed the possible elaboration of guidelines to assist policymakers and others in complying with …

01 Aug 2002 description

In 1998, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) issued the International Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights. These guidelines built on expert advice to integrate the principles and standards of international human rights law into the HIV/AIDS response.

This revision of the guidelines updates them to reflect new standards in HIV treatment and evolving international law on the right to health.