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Uganda Maternity Leave

United Nations, New York, July 2009 - All African women work. Very few women work in formal workplaces. Even fewer expect to keep their job when they have a baby, much less get maternity leave. But in a small company ...

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Iraq: Living and dying for Journalism

United Nations, New York, May 2010 - Far too often, working as a journalist means putting your life in jeopardy. At least 125 reporters were murdered in the last two years, according to UNESCO, the UN agency charged w...

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The Van Boven Principles

United Nations - In Latin America during the 70s and 80s, hundreds of thousands were tortured, killed and disappeared. (THEO VAN BOVEN ARCHIVE: It is inexplicable and indefensible for the United Nations not to r...

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Azerbaijan: Not Safe in Her Own Home

United Nations, New York, November 2011 - Azerbaijan is riding the crest of an oil boom - but not everyone is happy. Some citizens say that developers are bulldozing their human rights - quite literally. But a group ...

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UN in Action Trailer (1’12”)’

United Nations - An award winning TV series, UN in Action produces 3-5 minutes' features on the UN, its agencies, funds, and programmes. They include issues such as Human Rights, Peace and Security, and the Sustainabl...

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Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

United Nations - The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing thei...

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Liberia: Women on the Frontline

United Nations, July 2010 - Liberia - it was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. B...

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Youth Standing Up for Human Rights – UN Chief message on Human Rights Day 2019

Video message by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on the occasion of Human Rights Day 2019 (10 December) Theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. Message: Globally, young people are marching, or...

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Gabon: People in the Forest (Long version)

United Nations, New York, 27 December 2011 - For most of us, owning a passport or identity card is something we take for granted. But many people around the world have never been recognized as citizens of their own ...

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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...

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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,...

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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...