Posts Tagged ‘Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’

UN officials call for building on momentum to promote human rights everywhere

December 10, 2011

9 December 2011 – Building on the momentum for change triggered by the Arab Spring, top United Nations officials have urged everyone, everywhere to join in the Internet and social media campaign launched on the occasion of Human Rights Dayto help more people know, demand and defend their rights.

Combating Racial Discrimination

December 9, 2010

Combating Racial Discrimination

Racial and ethnic discrimination occur on a daily basis, hindering progress for millions of people around the world. From denying individuals the basic principles of equality and non-discrimination to fuelling ethnic hatred that may lead to genocide, racism and intolerance destroy lives and communities. The struggle against racism is a matter of priority for the international community and is at the heart of the work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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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.

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