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Council of Europe: Call for nominations for the Vigdís Prize for Women’s Empowerment

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has issued a call for candidates for the first Vigdís Prize for...

Last update 18/2/2024
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the General Assembly on the work of the Organization and his priorities for 2024

“Peace is the UN's raison d’être”: Guterres’ call for action and his priorities for 2024

“Peace is our raison d’être. Yet, as I scan the landscape of today’s world, the one thing missing most dramatically...

Last update 16/2/2024
Alice Nderitu, UN Special Adviser on Genocide, briefs reporters ahead of International Day of Countering Hate Speech (18 June)

The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide’s statement on the war in the Middle East

On 9 February 2024, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide released a statement on...

Last update 12/2/2024
Garment workers protest to demand an
increase in minimum wages in Dhaka, Bangladesh on
31 October 2023.
Photo by Kazi Salahuddin Razu/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

OXFAM report 2024: Inequality Inc.

Since 2020, the world has witnessed the wealth of the top five billionaires doubling, while nearly five billion people globally...

Last update 11/2/2024
An activist holds anti-death penalty signs outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

United Nations: Volker Türk voices regret over first ever execution by nitrogen suffocation

UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk expressed profound regret over the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith in Alabama, marking the...

Last update 10/2/2024

Council of Europe: Michael O’Flaherty elected as the new Commissioner for Human Rights

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elected Michael O'Flaherty as the new Commissioner for Human Rights with 104...

Last update 6/2/2024
Human Rights Watch has recently published its World Report 2024, highlighting some very important themes in the human rights field, mainly selective outrage, transactional diplomacy, the alarming reach of transnational repression, and rule of law.

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2024

Human Rights Watch has recently published its World Report 2024, highlighting some very important themes in the human rights field,...

Last update 3/2/2024
Internship positions for students of the MA Degree Programme in “Human Rights and Multi-level Governance”

Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca”: proposal for 2 intern positions for students of the MA degree programme in Human Rights...

The Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca” of the University of Padova offers 2 internship positions for students of the Master's...

Last update 1/2/2024
Hate Speech

Preventing and combating Hate Speech in times of crisis: The Council of Europe publishes a new study

A new study was commissioned and published in November 2023 by the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity...

Last update 30/1/2024
Seven young human rights educators from different countries

“Changemakers: stories of young human rights educators” - A documentary to empower young people

“Changemakers: stories of young human rights educators” is a documentary issued in December 2023 in recognition of the 75th anniversary...

Last update 29/1/2024
Antonio Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General urges nations to reconsider their decision to suspend UNRWA funding

Some Western countries decided to suspend their funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in...

Last update 28/1/2024
UNNews: Airstrikes destroy buildings in the Gaza Strip

The death toll in Gaza has surpassed 25,000 people

United Nations humanitarian workers have disclosed that the number of casualties in Gaza has now exceeded 25,000 since the outbreak...

Last update 28/1/2024
International Day of Education

January 24th: International Day of Education - “Learning for lasting peace”

The 24th of January is the International Day of Education and it is essential to recognise the value of education in...

Last update 22/1/2024
Image of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: Italy Country visit report 2023

Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a new report on the migration and asylum, women’s...

Last update 18/1/2024
WHO: Surgeons operate on a patient at Al-Quds hospital in Gaza

UNOCHA: Aid mission denials are latest threat to Gaza’s hospitals

The repeated refusals by Israeli authorities to permit UN aid teams to deliver needed humanitarian relief inside Gaza have had...

Last update 16/1/2024