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Maria-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs
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United Nations: António Guterres has appointed Maria-Francesca Spatolisano of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Maria-Francesca Spatolisano of Italy as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in the ...

Last update 9 Jan 2019
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United Nations: the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural areas

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet welcomed the adoption by the General Assembly of the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural ...

Last update 21 Dec 2018
A session of the Model UPR 2018, at the University of Padova, Dec. 6-7, 2018
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At the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova the first Model UN on the UPR

On the 6th and 7th of December 2018,  the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova have hosted the first Model United Nations (MUN) on human rights simulating the Universal Periodic ...

Last update 24 Apr 2019
Logo for the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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United Nations: a monthly global campaign of activation has been launched to lead up to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights announced the start, in mid-November, of "a month of activation", involving events all across the world, leading up to the 70th ...

Last update 13 Nov 2018
Logo of the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, 26-28 November 2018
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United Nations: 7th Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva, 26-28 November 2018

The United Nations annual Forum on Business and Human Rights will take place in Geneva from 26 to 28 November 2018. The Forum is the global platform for stock-taking and lesson-sharing on efforts ...

Last update 13 Nov 2018
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, letter to world leaders entitled "They should have known better"
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A letter from the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to world leaders

The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is raising the alarm regarding the fact that governments and corporations around the world are making it ...

Last update 29 Aug 2018
Michelle Bachelet, appointed as seventh United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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United Nations: Michelle Bachelet is the next High Commissioner for Human Rights

The United Nations General Assembly has officially approved Michelle Bachelet as new High Commissioner for Human Rights. Michelle Bachelet will start her mandate on 1 September 2018, she was ...

Last update 13 Aug 2018
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
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United Nations: the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples published the report on her visit to Mexico

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, published the report which examines the situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico. The report is based on ...

Last update 10 Aug 2018
Palais des Nations with the UN flag
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Study Trip to the International Organizations in Geneva A.Y. 2016/2017

From 17th to 21st September 2017, the students of the Master's Degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance travelled to Geneva in order to meet officials of the Office of the United Nations ...

Last update 31 Oct 2017
A UN Security Council session. The participants are seated around a circular table, in the center of which is positioned another, rectangular table.
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Civil Society Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

An open letter, available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic, was sent to all UN Member States on behalf of 391 civil society organizations across 98 countries in advance of the Security ...

Last update 18 Oct 2017
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The Adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Peace by the United Nations: a Human Rights Landmark

Christian Guillermet Fernández, David Fernández Puyana (2017)

Articolo / Saggio

Last update 8 Apr 2019
Senzatomica e Rete Italiana per il Disarmo: campagna per convincere il Governo a firmare e ratificare: “Italia Ripensaci!”
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Senzatomica and the Italian disarmament network: "Italy, rethink!" Campaign launched to convince the government to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 20th September 2017, following the opening for signature of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Arms (Nuclear Ban Treaty), Civil Society Organisations, coordinated by Senzatomica ...

Last update 30 Sep 2017
United Nations Office, Geneva. View of the Palais des Nations, with the flags of the Member States of the United Nations.
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MA degree Study Trip to the International Organizations in Geneva

From 17th to 21st September, the students of the Master's Degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance will be going to Geneva in order to meet officials of the Office of the United Nations ...

Last update 28 Mar 2019
Political world map: states coloured in dark green have already ratified OPCAT, states in light green have signed, but not yet ratified OPCAT.
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National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Persons Detained or Deprived of their Liberty: Hearing at the UN in Geneva

A delegation of the National Ombudsperson for the Rights of Persons Detained or Deprived of their Liberty, composed of the President Mauro Palma and the Head of the Unit on National and ...

Last update 7 Aug 2017
Human Rights Centre Library
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Human Rights Centre: 9th and 10th May - seminars with Dr. Corinne Lennox and Dr. Damien Short (University of London)

On the 9th and 10th May, 2017, the University of Padova Human Rights Centre will play host to two seminars from the Human Rights Consortium of the University of London. The first is ...

Last update 28 Apr 2017