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Poster International day of peace
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21 September: International Day of Peace

On 21 September each year, the International Day of Peace is celebrated worldwide. The United Nations General Assembly dedicated this day to strengthening the ideals of peace by observing 24 hours ...

Last update 22 Sep 2022
A mother helps her eight-year-old daughter to take classes on television during the COVID-19 pandemic at home in Man, Côte d'Ivoire.
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UN and partners roll out #LetMeLearn campaign ahead of key education summit

In the context of the education crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations is teaming up with leading children's charity Theirworld and others to launch the #LetMeLearn ...

Last update 6 Sep 2022
UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021
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UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021

The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report shows that the number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, an increase of about 46 million since 2020 ...

Last update 20 Jul 2022
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SR on Climate Change – NHRIs Roundtable Consultation, registration deadline 21 June

The UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change, in partnership with The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), is inviting National Human Rights Institutions to a roundtable ...

Last update 28 Jun 2022
A woman harvests rice and maize on a community farm in Viet Nam.
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World Environment Day 2022: Only One Earth

Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and held annually on 5 June, World Environment Day is the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by ...

Last update 16 Jun 2022
Singapore  has rejected calls to abolish capital punishment
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UN experts urge the government of Singapore immediate end capital punishment

The group of eleven experts of the United Nations condemned the execution in Singapore of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, a Malaysian who had an intellectual disability and was a victim of human ...

Last update 23 May 2022
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UN response to the latest restrictions towards women and girls in Afghanistan

UN Women Executive Director, Sima Bahous, has recently published a statement in which she expressed deep concern about the Taliban’s announcement that all women must cover their ...

Last update 18 May 2022
UN General Assembly mandates meeting in wake of any Security Council veto
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UN General Assembly mandates meeting in wake of any Security Council veto

On 26 April 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution creating a standing mandate for the General Assembly to meet every time the veto is cast in the Security Council. The Resolution was ...

Last update 31 May 2022
Women and girls in South Sudan are experiencing conflict-related sexual violence
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UN report: ‘hellish existence’ for women and girls in South Sudan

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan issued a report on widespread and systematic conflict-related sexual violence perpetrated by all armed groups across the country. ...

Last update 15 Apr 2022
Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations.
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UN General Assembly suspends Russia’s membership in the Human Rights Council

On 7 April 2022 the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the suspension of the rights of membership of the Russian Federation in the Human Rights Council. The resolution received a ...

Last update 15 Apr 2022
UN expert: States should ensure accountability, transparency and access to sites of secret detention
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UN expert: States should ensure accountability, transparency and access to sites of secret detention

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, presented her Follow-up report on the ...

Last update 20 Apr 2022
A young migrant from Darfur waits to reach England from Calais, France.
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OHCHR: UK border reform bill increases the risk of serious human rights violations

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, urged the United Kingdom to reconsider proposed changes to its border policy and to ensure that the proposed Nationality and Borders ...

Last update 25 Mar 2022
UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal
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UN expert: Spatial segregation continues to undermine human rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Mr. Balakrishnan Rajagopal, during the 49th session of Human Rights Council presented his report on spatial segregation and the right to ...

Last update 25 Mar 2022
The United Nations #FightRacism campaign
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21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 is celebrated as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The holiday was established in 1979 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on the day ...

Last update 22 Mar 2022
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OHCHR: Call for Sweden to respect indigenous rights and withdraw from the Gállok mining project

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) has called upon Sweden to follow through with its obligations set out in the new national law on consultation of January 2022 ...

Last update 16 Mar 2022