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YouTubers stand up for Human Rights | #CreatorsforChange 2018


YouTube Creators for Change promote harmony and inspire togetherness with this celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration consists of 30 articles affirming the rights of all individuals,...

The Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


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


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


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 ...

AINU: Indigenous Peoples in Japan


UN in Action Episode #1554 The Ainu, indigenous peoples in Japan, were once considered a dying ethnic group due to assimilation policies implemented by the Government. Today, efforts are being made to conserve the ric...

2018 Nobel Peace Prize – Nadia Murad & Denis Mukwege


The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 was awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman, survivor of human tracking is a Goodwill ...

The Fight Against Child Labour


According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are nearly 152 million child labourers worldwide in 2018. Although the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and other humanitarian actors provide aid in areas where...

What is the Global Compact for migration?


United Nations - The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the first-ever agreement on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions. Want to know more about Migration an...

Myanmar Military Leaders Must Face Genocide Charges – UN Report


A United Nations mandated fact-finding mission to Myanmar calls for prosecution into suspected genocide and crimes against humanity. The report says findings should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

Model and Disability Rights Activist Visits the UN


YouTube influencer and model Jillian Mercado, a female disability rights advocate, visits the United Nations to talk about issues facing persons with disabilities, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disa...

Nepal – Women take charge of family planning


In rural Nepal, women have little say in family planning, and often give birth to upwards of 8 children. With the help of the United Nations agency for reproductive health and rights (UNFPA), one woman is taking charg...

Bangladesh: Supporting Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities


The situation for Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh has become increasingly dangerous with the onset of the cyclone season and monsoon rains, putting already vulnerable people at even greater risk. ...