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Shared Experience, Stronger Global, Regional Cooperation In Tackling Violence Against Women Leads To Better Outcomes, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Panel

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the High-Level Panel on Strengthened Cooperation between Global and Regional Independent Mechanisms Dealing with Violence and Discrimination ag...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON VIOLATIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN SYRIA

13 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held a high-level panel discussion on violations of the human rights of children in Syria. Vojislav Šuc, President of the Human Rights Council, reminded that the Council in its resolution ...Read More

MARKING THE SEVENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE OPENS ITS ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SECOND SESSION JOINTLY WITH COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS

12 March 2018 The Human Rights Committee this morning opened its one hundred and twenty-second session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva, hearing a video message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, and a...Read More

UNODC Launches “Chuka” Video Game To Help Girls Break The Silence On Gender-based Violence

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/Mexico City, 9 March 2018 – UNODC has launched ” Chuka, Break the Silence“, a creative, bespoke video game helping young girls develop ways to respond to psychological, physical and sexual violence. By playing as the ch...Read More

New EJIL: Live! Interview with Catherine O’Rourke on her Article “Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions”

In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Catherine O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law at the Transitional Justice Institute and School of Law at Uls...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS GENERAL DEBATE ON ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

9 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning continued its general debate on all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development. In the discussion speakers underlined the impor...Read More

COUNCIL HEARS PRESENTATION OF 18 THEMATIC REPORTS ON ALL HUMAN RIGHTS AND REPORT OF WORKING GROUP ON TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS

Concludes Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights on his Annual Report and Oral Update 8 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard the presentation of 18 thematic reports on all human rights by the Se...Read More

Journalists Are Invited To Cover The 61st Session Of The Commission On Narcotic Drugs

MEDIA ADVISORY Vienna, 8 March 2018 – Journalists are invited to cover the 61st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), which runs from 12 to 16 March in Vienna. The opening session will be addressed by Yury Fedotov, Executive Di...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES INTERACTIVE DIALOGUES ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN, AND ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND PERSONS WITH ALBINISM

7 March 2018 The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting concluded its clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict, Virginia Gamba, and the Special Represent...Read More

Gender Differences In Poverty And Household Composition Through The Life-cycle a Global Perspective

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by lo...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DISCUSSES THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY, AND COMMERCIAL SURROGACY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SALE OF CHILDREN

6 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held a clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joe Cannataci, and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child po...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, WITH A FOCUS ON CHILDREN IN HUMANITARIAN SITUATIONS

5 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held the first part of its annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child, with a panel discussion which focused on children in humanitarian situations. In his opening statement, Vojisl...Read More