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Albinism Awareness around the World

Discrimination, violence and abuse of people with albinism is a major concern for all affected and society as a whole. On International Albinism Awareness Day in 2019, people with albinism came together to promote alb...


Nepal: Women Owning their Stories of Violence

From 1996-2006, the Government of Nepal engaged in armed conflict with a Maoist insurgency. Both parties to the conflict routinely tortured, raped, detained and killed women and girls. Breaking the culture of silence ...


Rebeca: Standing Up for Girls’ Rights in Tanzania

Rebeca Gyumi is the Founder and Executive Director at Msichana Initiative, a Tanzanian NGO which aims to empower girls through education and addresses challenges which limit girls’ right to education. Ms. Gyumi challe...


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 ...


The Race To Preserve History

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...


Priorities of the Human Rights Chief – Michelle Bachelet on her new role

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, brings to the job personal experience of overcoming injustice and powerful conviction in the value of being a voice for the voiceless. As th...


Rohingya Refugee Crisis

More than 640,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by violence and human rights abuses. The vast majority of the refugees are women and children. UN humanitarian agencies are working ...


UN Secretary-General speaks on counter-terrorism and human rights

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres delivers an address on counter-terrorism and human rights at SOAS University of London. The Secretary-General suggested five key counter-terrorism priorities in the fi...


Mission For Peace

United Nations - Through the eyes of a UN peacekeeper in Mali. UN Stories: Mission For Peace


Women And The Colombia Peace Accord

United Nations - Women played a central role in Colombia’s recent peace accord. In a historic first for the country, women’s rights were placed at the heart of the agreement 21st Century: Episode #123 Script: http:...