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16 Sep 2019 description

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

27 Aug 2019 description

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

12 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA (12 April 2017) – Dedicated human and financial resources must be made available for persons with disabilities in the new global framework on refugees and migrants, UN experts have urged, as an intergovernmental consultation is being launched.

The framework, which is called Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and is due to be adopted in 2018, will set out a range of principles and commitments among governments to enhance coordination on international migration.

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.

15 Feb 2017 description

Zeid préconise une augmentation du financement relatif aux droits de l’homme pour soutenir la stabilité dans un monde incertain

GENÈVE (15 février 2017) – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme a lancé aujourd’hui l’appel de fonds le plus ambitieux de son histoire, exhortant les États et les bailleurs de fonds privés à soutenir sa capacité à travailler et défendre les droits de l’homme pour tous, en tout point du globe.

15 Feb 2017 description

UN Human Rights Office launches USD 253M funding appeal – most ambitious to date

Zeid urges greater funding for human rights to bolster stability in an uncertain world

GENEVA (15 February 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office today launched its most ambitious funding appeal yet, urging States and private donors to bolster the Office’s ability to work and stand up for human rights for all people, everywhere.

09 Dec 2016 description

Human Rights Day – Saturday 10 December 2016

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights.

“The greatest achievement of the international community since the end of World War II has been the construction of an international human rights system based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted 68 years ago.

04 Mar 2016 description

4 March 2016
9:00-12:00, Room XX, Palais des Nations

Mr President,
Colleagues and Friends,

This is the first time I will address the Council on the key issue of the rights of persons with disabilities, and I am particularly pleased that our discussion will be emphasising the rights of people living in high-risk and emergency situations, including natural disasters.

05 May 2015 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 5 May 2015

(1) Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has now taken at least 646 civilian lives, including 50 women and 131 children. In addition, more than 1,364 civilians have been injured. These are the figures from 26 March up to 3 May. There has also been severe destruction of civilian infrastructure, including houses, in many districts.

08 Nov 2013 description

Women’s access to, use of and control over land and other productive resources are essential to ensuring their right to equality and to an adequate standard of living. Throughout the world, gender inequality when it comes to land and other productive resources is related to women’s poverty and exclusion.

18 May 2011 description

17 May 2011

GENEVA – National human rights bodies play a crucial role in ensuring the rule of law, preventing violations and providing assistance to victims of human rights breaches, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said on Tuesday at a conference of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

23 Jul 2009 description


Some men arrive. They force their way into a family’s home, rich or poor, house, hovel or hut, in a city or in a village, anywhere. They come at any time of the day or night, usually in plain clothes, sometimes in uniform, always carrying weapons. Giving no reasons, producing no arrest warrant, frequently without saying who they are or on whose authority they are acting, they drag off one or more members of the family towards a car, using violence in the process if necessary.