The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the UN Decade of People of African Descent from 2015 until 2024. The purpose of the Decade is to encourage States to recognize people of African descent and their contributions to the societies in which they live. The Decade also seeks to overcome historical injustices and accelerate development for communities of African descent who remain marginalized, stuck in poverty, and frequently victims of discrimination.
Every person can make a difference. It is from this very basic idea that the manual “Making a Difference” was born
The United Nations Regional Information Centre and Human Rights Regional Office for Europe invite you to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a screening of: 'The Cleaners'
This year marks the 25 anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action for Human Rights. This landmark text paved the way for significant human rights advances. It helped spearhead the creation of new laws and human rights institutions offering stronger protection worldwide. 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.
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.
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.
My name is Rafael Saavedra. I live in Brussels where I work for the United Nations Human Rights Regional Office for Europe.
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.