Posts Tagged ‘Human rights defender’

TQ USA for standing with all the Human Rights Defenders

May 19, 2012

U.S. Department of State Mobile

Winners of the Human Rights Defenders Award

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, May 18, 2012
Zarganar from Burma, and Zaw Min Htut, a Rohingya rights activist

The United States stands with these and all human rights defenders and civil society activists who work hard every day, in every part of the world, to make real the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


The Human Rights Defenders video

December 9, 2010

The Human Rights Defenders video has been produced specifically to illustrate and support this year’s Human Rights Day focus.  With its powerful and moving testimonies, it documents the experiences and motivations of a number of human rights defenders from different countries, all working to overcome discrimination of various kinds.

Human Rights Day 2010 events

December 9, 2010

Geneva Event
The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will lead a special event to celebrate Human Rights Day 2010 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A number of grassroots human rights defenders and UN experts from different countries will talk about their experiences. 

Statements and messages
Statements by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.


Bravo! Human rights defenders are recognized by UN

December 9, 2010

Human Rights Day 2010

The theme for Human Rights Day 10 December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.

Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves and their families, are being recognized and acclaimed on this day.