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Priorities of the Regional Office for Europe
The priorities of the Regional Office for Europe for the period 2018 – 2021 were decided after consultations with a broad range of stakeholders. They are based on the global priorities and theory of change of the UN Human Rights Office for the period 2018 – 2021.
UN Human Rights and Fundamental Rights Agency: Let’s help ensure everyone enjoys their human rights
This year marks the 25 anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action for Human Rights. On this anniversary, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the UN’s Human Rights Office calls on EU Member States to continue to stand up for the rights of everyone across Europe.
UN Human Rights Office sounds alarm over threat of erosion of democracy in Europe
On 12 June 2018, the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe (OHCHR) sounded alarm over the backsliding of human rights in Europe, the exploitation of people’s fears to justify exclusionary measures and the erosion of civil society space.
International Roma Day 2018
Today is the International Roma Day, an opportunity to celebrate and reclaim Roma culture and history. It is also an opportunity to draw attention to the consequences of anti-Gypsyism, which is a specific form of racism against the Roma, and to combat it.
Guidance from UN Human Rights Mechanisms on human rights of migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons
The United Nations human rights mechanisms have recently adopted several reports, statements and documents to clarify the human rights of migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons.
UN Agencies and Civil Society Organisations' joint statement: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable
BRUSSELS (28 February 2018) - We, the undersigned civil society and UN organizations, are concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children.
Will the EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework Post-2020 (MFF) be used to close human rights gaps in Europe?
The paper, which is entitled “European added value” – according to the principle that calls on the EU action where it can add value to the actions of its Member States –, examines the human rights risks and opportunities for the Multi-Annual Financial Framework Post-2020, also referred to as MFF Post 2020.
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