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John P. Pace The United Nations Commission on Human Rights 'A Very Great Enterprise'
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John P. Pace: The United Nations Commission on Human Rights 'A Very Great Enterprise' (Oxford University Press)

John P. Pace, former Secretary to the Commission on Human Rights and Coordinator of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, published a book providing a comprehensive account of the United ...

Last update 30 Mar 2021
Refugees ship
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UN Human Rights Committee: in 2013 Italy failed to rescue more than 200 migrants

According to the UN Human Rights Committee, in 2013 Italy failed to respond promptly to various distress calls from the sinking boat and protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants who were ...

Last update 2 Feb 2021
UN Global Compact strategy
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New UN Global Compact strategy 2021-2023

The UN Global Compact Board has approved the UN Global Compact Strategy 2021–2023. The three-year strategic plan is directed at accelerating and scaling the global collective impact of ...

Last update 29 Jan 2021
2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
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2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Global Partnership Alliance 8.7, launches 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, with the aim of ...

Last update 29 Jan 2021
Tokyo seminar January 2021
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Online seminar: Participation of the Civil Society in UN Human Rights Mechanisms

A seminar on “Participation of the Civil Society in UN Human Rights Mechanisms - On the occasion of the publication of the book “United Nations Commission on Human Rights” with Dr. ...

Last update 22 Jan 2021
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United Nations: Adaptation Gap Report 2020

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a new report which highlighted the adaptation gap in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement, adopted by 196 ...

Last update 21 Jan 2021
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ILO Report: Homeworkers need to be better protected

A newly-released ILO report estimates that before the COVID-19 crisis, there were approximately 260 million home-based workers worldwide, representing 7.9% of global employment, of which 56% ...

Last update 21 Jan 2021
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UN75: Shaping Our Future Together

The United Nations have published the concluding report “Shaping our future together” that presents the results of a year-long consultation that marks the 75th anniversary of the United ...

Last update 19 Jan 2021
Guantanamo camp
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Close ‘disgraceful’ Guantánamo camp – UN experts urge incoming US administration

Exactly after 19 years after the establishment of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, on 11 January 2021, the UN independent human rights experts urged the incoming United States ...

Last update 12 Jan 2021
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“Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign marked the 16 Days of Activism - 25 November to 10 December 2020 under the global theme “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, ...

Last update 28 Dec 2020
HRDAP 2021
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ISHR's 2021 training for human rights defenders: call for applications

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) is calling for applications for its Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme (HRDAP), which is aimed at training human rights defenders to integrate ...

Last update 7 Jan 2021
22nd EU NGO Human Rights Forum - The Impact of New Technologies on Human Rights
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22nd EU NGO Human Rights Forum - The Impact of New Technologies on Human Rights

On the 9th-10th of December 2020, the European Commission and the Human Rights and Democracy Network (EEAS) held the 22nd EU-NGO Human Rights Forum, which provided a platform for EU officials, human ...

Last update 7 Jan 2021
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UNESCO and OHCHR Partnership to reinforce freedom of expression: 2020 World Press Freedom Conference

During the 2020 World Press Freedom Conference, co-organised by UNESCO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 9 and 10 December, the Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok announced an endowment of seven ...

Last update 7 Jan 2021
Global Migration Film Festival 2020
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Global Migration Film Festival 2020

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched the 5th Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF), lasting from the 30th of November to the 18th of December. This year five films are ...

Last update 15 Dec 2020
Berkeley Protocol
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Berkeley Protocol gives guidance on using public digital info to fight for human rights

With the advance of technology, many new ways to harness these tools to protect and advance human rights are being developed. The latest of these tools is the Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open ...

Last update 10 Dec 2020