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15 May 2017 description

LUSAKA / GENEVA (12 May 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, today cautioned that many Zambian peasants are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land as Zambia is turned into Southern Africa’s food basket.

27 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA / LUSAKA (27 April 2017) – The situation of the right to food in Zambia will be investigated by United Nations Special Rapporteur Hilal Elver, during an official visit from 3 to 12 May 2017.  

“I will pay special attention to the situation of peasants and smallholders, including women, and the efforts made to improve their livelihoods,” Ms. Elver said, launching the first visit to the country by an independent expert on the right to food mandated by the Human Rights Council.

16 Oct 2012 description

BACKGROUND PRESS RELEASE

16 October 2012

The fourteenth session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group will be held in Geneva from 22 October to 5 November during which the next group of 14 States will have their human rights records examined under this mechanism.

10 Dec 2010 description

LUSAKA (10 December 2010) - In conclusion of her official visit to Zambia the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Ms.

03 Dec 2010 description

GENEVA (3 December 2010) - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, will conduct an official visit to Zambia from 6 to 11 December 2010 at the invitation of the Government.

"During my visit, I intend to meet with national stakeholders involved in fighting all aspects related to violence against women, with a view to appreciate the phenomenon in Zambia", said the human rights expert, who will travel to Lusaka and Livingstone.

The Special Rapporteur will hold discussions with government authorities, …

04 Jun 2010 description

GENEVA (4 June 2010) - "Resources are scarce, but the Zambian Government can and must do more," UN Independent Expert Magdalena Sepúlveda said Friday at the UN Human Rights Council, during the presentation of her report* on the question of human rights and extreme poverty in Zambia.

"The authorities have recognized social protection as a key tool to tackle the high levels of poverty and vulnerability, but commitments to support social protection must be translated into adequate budgetary allocations," noted Ms.

10 Mar 2010 description


MATIN

10 mars 2010

La réunion de cette année est consacrée à la lutte contre la violence sexuelle à l'égard des enfants

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a ouvert ce matin sa deuxième réunion annuelle consacrée aux droits de l'enfant, qui se déroulera toute la journée sur la question spécifique de la lutte contre la violence sexuelle à l'égard des enfants. La réunion vise à promouvoir la prise de conscience relative aux atteintes sexuelles aux enfants et à mettre l'accent sur les bonnes pratiques.

10 Mar 2010 description


MORNING

10 March 2010

The Human Rights Council this morning began its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child on the theme of the fight against sexual violence against children, holding a panel discussion on manifestations of sexual violence against boys and girls.

31 Aug 2009 description

LUSAKA - "Effectively addressing extreme poverty in Zambia requires moving from rhetoric to action," said the United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and extreme poverty, Magdalena Sepúlveda, at the end of her visit to the country, the first mission of a UN human rights expert to Zambia.

"Zambia is a country rich in natural resources that experienced significant economic growth in the last 8 years. Nevertheless, it was appalling to see the persistence of extreme poverty in different regions of the country," stressed the UN expert sharing some of her …

19 Aug 2009 description

GENEVA -- The United Nations Independent Expert on human rights and extreme poverty, Magdalena Sep=FAlveda, will visit Zambia from 20 to 28 August 2009 at the invitation of the Government.

"I want to collect first-hand information on the situation of people living in extreme poverty," said Ms Sep=FAlveda. "Zambia has been implementing a variety of social protection programmes which are essential for any State wishing to reduce the incidence of extreme poverty, and I want to analyse them from a human rights perspective"

Ms Sep=FAlveda is the first UN human …

11 Jun 2009 description

Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Large-scale land acquisitions and leases: a set of core principles and measures to address human rights challenge

Large-scale acquisitions and leases are one of the key new trends that emerged out of the 2008 global food crisis. Some major food importing capital exporting countries have indeed lost confidence in global markets as a stable and reliable source of food for their national food security. The Special Rapporteur analyses how these investments could have impacts on the right to food.

12 Mar 2008 description

Concludes Debate on Human Rights Defenders, Violence against Women and Effects of Economic Reform Policies and Foreign Debt on Human Rights

The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and the Independent Expert on minority issues.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Council concluded its interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, the Special Rapporteur on violence against …