The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Add Your Voice

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As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks its 70th anniversary, hear the voices of United Nations personnel as they recite some of its articles.

The Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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70 years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But she was not alone. Discover who are the women who shaped the major instrument for the defense of Human Rights.

South Sudan: Training for the Future

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ince 2015, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been implementing training programmes for the country’s youth and bringing people from diverse groups to study and work together with the aim to suppor...

ISIL’s ‘legacy of terror’ in Iraq: UN verifies over 200 mass graves

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A new United Nations report documents more than 200 mass grave sites where thousands of bodies lay. Victims describe the horror they endured during the 2014 ISIL attack in the region. ------------------------- T...

Music Connects the World – Highlights from UN Day Concert

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Marking UN Day, the Refugee Orchestra Project performed at United Nations headquarters in New York together with Indian renown Indian sarud player, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. The Refugee Orchestra Project is composed of...

The Race To Preserve History

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The United Nations observes World Day of Audiovisual Heritage on October 27th. During the hot 2018 summer in New York Headquarters, a team of archivists worked around the clock to protect almost 40,000 records. Mor...


The Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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70 years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But she was not alone. Discover who are the women who shaped the major instrument for the defense of Human Rights.

Beacon of Hope – Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary ...

Call For Action On Yemen

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres issued a call to action Yemen, where the world’s worst humanitarian crisis is unfolding. Asserting that the time to act is now, he urged specific measures to stop the ...


Honouring Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Victims – UN Chief

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for solidarity against anti-Semitism during an inter-faith tribute in New York’s historic Park East Synagogue, to honour victims of the mass-shooting in Pittsbu...

Facing Daily Danger in Mali: A Peacekeeper’s tale

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United Nations - Across the world’s trouble-spots, Mali is one of the most dangerous places to be a United Nations peacekeeper. We join a young soldier on his daily patrols – the question he faces is always – will he ...

Disaster Reduction: It Could Save Your Life

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Between 2005 and 2014, 700,000 people have died in disaster events worldwide. A total of 1.7 billion people have been affected. Economic losses in major disaster events over the last decade come to $1.4 tr...


Nepal: Women Take Charge of Family Planning

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In Nepal, 17% of adolescent women age 15-19 are already mothers or pregnant with their first child, and only 15% of married women or girls aged 15-19 use a modern form of contraception. In rural areas, women have litt...

Earthboy To The Rescue

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Meet the boy who uses his art to protect the environment. Emerson Chong creates comics and video games to encourage recycling. His “Earth Boy” comic was published by UNICEF as part of a campaign to teach kids about su...

Peru: Protecting the Amazon

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The indigenous peoples of Loreto, Peru, understand the value of the Amazon and the resources it provides. For more than 10 years, they have become environmental monitors to track and report the impact of oil activity ...