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Two soldiers of the UNIFIL, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, engaged in a mine clearance operation.
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New data show the effectiveness of UN peacekeeping missions

Failures on the part of UN Peacekeeping missions have been highly publicised and well documented – and rightly so. But when looking at the overall picture and data, the picture that turns out ...

Last update 17 Jan 2023
Young people from different countries hugging each others
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OHCHR: Youth Rights Advocacy Toolkit

The United Nations Human Rights Office, Education Above All Foundation and Silatech have collaborated in the creation of the Youth Rights Advocacy Toolkit. Its aim is to strengthen the capacity of ...

Last update 17 Jan 2023
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United Nations: Published new guide “Protecting Minority Rights: A Practical Guide to Developing Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Legislation”

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights and the Equal Rights Trust have joined forces to launch “Protecting Minority Rights: A Practical Guide to Developing ...

Last update 30 Dec 2022
Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity
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United Nations: Mandate of the Independent Expert on SOGI renewed for a second time

On 17 November 2022, the resolution tabling the Annual Report of the Human Rights Council was adopted by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly without objections to the renewal of the ...

Last update 22 Dec 2022
International Migrant Day 2022
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18 December: International Migrant Day

18 December is International Migrant Day. In 2020 over 281 million people were international migrants while over 59 million people were internally displaced by the end of 2021. The reasons behind ...

Last update 16 Dec 2022
Social media campaign #orangetheworld  against gender-based violence
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United Nations: The International Day for the Elimination of Violence

25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The date 25 November, chosen to remember the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican ...

Last update 27 Nov 2022
Group picture of the Padova Model UPR 5° edition
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The 5th edition of the Padova Model UPR has ended

The 5th edition of the Padova Model UPR, held from 22 to 25 November 2022, came to its conclusion. The event was organised by an international team of students and former delegates, with the support ...

Last update 1 Dec 2022
Crowd of protesters
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United Nations: Opening of the trial for the 2009 massacre in Guinea

Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif, UN Secretary General António Guterres and International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan welcomed the opening of the trial ...

Last update 18 Oct 2022
Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World
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UN Human Development Report 2021-22: “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World”

The United Nations Human Development Report (HDR) 2021/22, titled 'Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Trasforming World' highlights that in 90 percent of countries, human ...

Last update 7 Oct 2022
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