Tag: Human Rights

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Mission For Peace

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

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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:...

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Cartoonists For Peace

United Nations - Cartoonists around the world risk retribution for using their drawings to challenge the status quo in their countries. Recently, the United Nations in Geneva hosted a series of events to showcase the...

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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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North Koreans’ Long Struggle For Freedom

United Nations - North Korea has one of the worst human rights records on the planet, and a silenced community who rarely have the chance to speak out. One brave young woman tells of her escape and determination to en...

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Six decades of UN Stamps

United Nations - The first UN stamp was issued on 24 October 1951 in New York. Sixty-five years later, the UN Postal Administration – UNPA – has created, designed and printed thousands of stamps in three currencies ...

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Syrian Conflict Takes a Toll

United Nations - Thousands of women and children are now at Greece’s northern border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, some waiting for weeks, hoping to be allowed northwards. Life in the makeshift Idome...

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‘I AM 70’ : Usha Rai

United Nations - Growing up as a woman in India and various parts of the world has its challenges. Influential figure, Usha Rai now in her 70th year, discusses how her family supported her dream to become a doctor ev...

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Juan Mendez, Campaigner Against Torture

United Nations - Under Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s torture was widespread – and many thousands were “disappeared”. A courageous lawyer was among those who suffered – but today he’s campaigning to e...