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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
UN General Assembly resolution against Ukraine invasion
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UN Bodies Resolutions on Situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression

Following all the voices condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine also UN Bodies do not remain silent. Even though the Security Council failed to adopt a draft resolution on ending the Ukraine ...

Last update 15 Mar 2022
Families in Tong Ping displaced persons settlement carry their newly received non food items back to where they're staying.
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The difficulties of international organisations in achieving peace: the case of South Sudan

Andrea Premarini holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padova. This article is an excerpt from “The role of international ...

Last update 7 Apr 2022
Refugees and migrants crossing Macedonia.
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World Migration Report 2022

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been producing world migration reports since 2000. Due to the complex nature of global migration, it is difficult to understand and regulate ...

Last update 28 Dec 2021
The Mayan School of Business teaches skills for indigenous women’s participation in economic opportunities.
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UN Women highlights from 2020-2021

Coming to the end of 2021, UN Women published on its website some highlights from the period 2020-2021, to reflect on past actions and to look forward to the next year. The years 2020 and 2021 ...

Last update 28 Dec 2021
IOM - International Migrants Day: 18 December
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International Migrants Day: 18 December

Today, more people than ever live in a country other than the one in which they were born. While many individuals migrate voluntarily, other movements are the result of climate disasters, economic ...

Last update 28 Dec 2021
A Peacekeeper of the UNTAET (United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor) holds a young boy in East Timor. The Peacekeeper wears the traditional blue beret of UN Peacekeeping personnel.
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UN will use technology and medical capacity to improve peacekeeping

The Seoul UN Peacekeeping Ministerial, hosted by the Republic of Korea on 7-8 December 2021, will be attended by more than 700 persons, including ministers, heads of international organisations, ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
The image shows a girl with the tatoo of the bodyright campaign on her arm
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UN launches the ‘Bodyright’ campaign to end rise in gender-based violence online

In December 2021, within the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) launched the campaign ‘Bodyright’, a new ...

Last update 13 Dec 2021
Padova Model UPR 2021 - Secretariat pic 1
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Padova Model UPR 2021 successfully concluded

The 4th edition of the Padova Model UPR, held from 23 to 26 November 2021, came to its conclusion. The event was organised by an international team of students and former delegates, with the support ...

Last update 2 Dec 2021