Category: Human Rights

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Nepal: Returned Migrant Worker Starts a New Life

Basanti Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housemaid in Lebanon. When she returned home, she found that the earnings she sent home had all been spent, and faced negative attitudes from her family and community...


UN chief hears from a mother working on the pandemic’s frontlines

“In life, things wouldn’t always go as you wanted to but you have to learn how to roll with the punches,” frontline worker Peaches Dinnoo tells United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in their one-on-one con...


COVID-19 in Ghana: UN Chief speaks with health worker on the pandemic’s frontlines

In a heart-to-heart conversation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Scholastica Dery, a healthcare worker in Ghana on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who herself got infected. She d...


Young Filmmakers for Social Change – PLURAL+ 2020

PLURAL+ is a youth video festival organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It encourages and empowers global youth to explore the issues...


SYRIA: Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Muzoon Almellehan fled the war in Syria at 14. Now a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, she dedicates herself to helping children of her motherland. “Of course, talking is important,” she says, “b...


Returning to Brazil: Stories of Young Migrants in Portugal

In 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) created the project SURE to help Brazilian migrants in Portugal, Belgium and Ireland return to Brazil. Meet Gercivaldo, Vitor and Diego, three Brazilian migr...


Campaigning against Anti-Semitism: Online to Offline.

Attacks on religious communities are on the rise, according to the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. One Jewish family in the USA struggles with the aftermath of a massacre at a synagogue and works to ...


The Voyager Golden Record: A reminder that we are all connected

The Voyager Golden Record shot into space in 1977 with a message from humanity to the cosmos – and decades later, it stands as a reminder that we are all connected. The United Nations displays a replica of the Golden...