How we make a difference 2017

Human Rights Day 2017
On 13 of December 2017, together with 400 guests, we commemorated the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, when countries with different histories, cultures, languages, and religions agreed on 30 articles to protect civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.
Same-Sex Partnership Recognition Case Reaches European Union Court
On 21 November 2017, a Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will hold hearings in a case on the meaning of the word “spouse” in the 2004 EU Freedom of Movement Directive and its application to same-sex couples
Call to Action: Bring Children Together for Diversity
On 13 November 2017, the Regional Office for Europe of the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) joined with European, inter-governmental and civil society partners to call for redoubled efforts to desegregate schooling in Europe.
UN Human Rights Office contributes to European consultations on Roma inclusion policy
In the week of October 23, the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe (OHCHR) provided written views to the European Commission as part of the the mid-term review of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020.
Joint press release: New European Union returns policies put children at risk
The European Commission adopted a Recommendation and Renewed Action Plan for EU member states to consider in their procedures to return men, women and children staying irregularly in the EU to their countries of origin or transit.
UN Human Rights Annual Appeal 2017
The United Nations Human Rights Appeal 2017 is an appeal for support to the United Nations human rights programme. It provides information about our planned activities and needs for 2017.