iOS app Android app

Ohchr

"OPERACIÓN GINEBRA"

Violeta Ayala | Posted 08.24.2016 | Latino Voices
Violeta Ayala

Rose Mary Guarita saliendo de la ONU en Ginebra, después de que esta haya llamado su demanda legitima. ©PinchesGringos Llegue corriendo a la termi...

The Resource Curse Of Indigenous Peoples

Elisa Peter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

As we celebrate the international day of the world's indigenous peoples, we must address how indigenous peoples are robbed of their right to sustainable development, now and in the future.

Time for Tough Action to Stop Sexual Exploitation by UN Peacekeepers

Lieutenant-General (rtd) Daniel Opande | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Lieutenant-General (rtd) Daniel Opande

It is time to raise the scales of preventive and punitive measures for sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. An unequivocal message needs to be sent to every member state and troop contributing countries that only personnel who see the protection of human rights as their mission will continue to serve as UN peacekeepers.

Happy IWD from Geneva !

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 03.10.2016 | Good News
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

Happy IWD from Geneva! Where we are stepping it up and working towards #Planet 5050 seeking to make everyday a positive fight for gender parity throughout our Geneva Gender Champions initiative.

Top UN Myths About Sex Abuse in the Central African Republic

Bea Edwards | Posted 06.04.2016 | World
Bea Edwards

Misinformation and disinformation continue to surround the Kompass episode. What follows is an effort to separate the fact from the fiction.

Debunking Empty Arguments Against "Gay Rights" at the UN

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Impact
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

Ultimately, each country must approach LGBT issues in its own way and through its own structures. No single uniform approach is possible, or even to be desired.

The Worst Place in the World for a Child

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Charles Radcliffe

Prison really is the worst place in the world to put a child. Which is why, as a response to juvenile criminality, it should only ever be considered a response of absolute last resort.

The Relay Race for Human Rights

Michael Møller | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Michael Møller

Human rights defenders are gladiators, some are also marathon runners, working tirelessly on their long run to expose human rights violations to the international community. But this work is not just a battle or a long run.

Can International Intervention Assist Domestic Reconciliation?

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 05.28.2014 | World
Dinouk Colombage

The adoption of the third U.S.-sponsored resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka will now result in an international investigation being carried out in to the conduct of the civil war in the country.

Inspiring New UN Video Reveals Seismic Shifts in Global LGBT Rights Debate

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Certainly the debate at the United Nations on the rights of LGBT people remains fractious, exposing sharp divisions of opinion among countries and strong opposition from some quarters. But stand back a couple of paces and the longer-term trends appear far more positive.

UN Campaign Reveals Shocking, Depressing Gay Google Auto-Complete Function (PHOTOS)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

Type the words "women should" and you'll discover that the most common ways to complete the phrase are "stay at home," "be slaves" and "be in the kitchen." Now what happens when you repeat the Google search substituting "gays" for "women"?

Foreign Ministers Talk LGBT Rights at the UN

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Radcliffe

The fact that LGBT rights violations were, for the first time, the subject of a ministerial meeting was widely noticed by diplomats, the media and other observers. It's a sign of the increasing visibility of these issues, and of the political importance that many countries now attach to them.

Is the U.S. Resolution on Sri Lanka Justified?

Dinouk Colombage | Posted 04.30.2013 | World
Dinouk Colombage

While the details of the pending U.S. resolution remains unknown for the time being, it is expected that it will once again call on the Sri Lankan government to work towards reconciliation and open up its doors to international monitors

The Tunis Imperative: Human Rights and Development In the Wake of the Arab Spring

Navi Pillay | Posted 02.09.2012 | World
Navi Pillay

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on 10 December 1948. Today, on the streets of our cities, people are demanding that governments and international institutions make good on this promise

'Himalayan Viagra' Murders Ruling Delayed

AFP | Claire Cozens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KATHMANDU (AFP) -- A tiny court in one of Nepal's most remote areas Wednesday postponed its verdict on 36 men charged with murdering a group of farmer...