Category: Human Rights

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Fighting Stereotypes through the Lens of Youth


Since launched in 2009, PLURAL+ has encouraged global youth to explore issues of migration, diversity, and social inclusion through the production of original and creative short films on these themes.

Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict


The United Nations launched a Global Fund for survivors of sexual violence in conflict this Wednesday, 30 October 2019. The new initiative marks the tenth anniversary of its a Security Council mandate to eliminate ...

Stopping Hate Speech


Words kill as surely as bullets, says Adama Dieng, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Bringing a historical perspective to current trends, he examines the roots of the problem and offers...

Children suffering grievous violations of their rights” – Human Rights chief


Thousands of suspected foreign ISIL fighters and their families who are being held in detention in Syria and Iraq must treated fairly by their captors and taken back by their own countries, the UN High Commissioner fo...

Refugees flee Boko Haram


Tens of thousands of Nigerian men women and children have found refuge in Cameroon as they flee Boko Haram attacks in their country. In Goura, North-East Cameroon, the United Nations have provided basic shelter, huma...

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...