On 11 February, 2024, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr. Volker Türk delivered a dinner address to Development Cooperation Ministers in Brussels, Belgium
On Human Rights Day (10 December) and throughout the year, the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Over the last week, the Office organized a screening in Brussels, dressed the Manneken Pis and Jeanneke Pis for the occasion, and projected a message on the Eiffel Tower
To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations welcome you to the premiere of Dr. Jane Goodall’s documentary “Reasons for Hope”. The documentary will be followed by a panel discussion and refreshments.
The event will take place on 5 December at 7 PM and is free and open to the public .
On 20 October, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights organized a Regional Dialogue on the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment in Brussels, Belgium.
On 15 October, The Regional Office together with the Gabarron Foundation organized painting workshops for children on the theme of Human Rights.
On 27 September 2023, the Regional Office for Europe organized its third human rights talk in collaboration with the International Labor Organization titled: “Ensuring adequate minimum income, a matter of human rights”.
On 23 August, 2023, the United Nations Human Rights Office commemorated the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition.
"Enslavement is a crime against humanity. We must confront the legacies of the past, including systemic racism and racial discrimination, to achieve recognition, justice & development," said UN Human Rights chief Mr.Volker Türk.
The United Nations Human Rights Regional Office for Europe’s (ROE) primary function is to advance human rights in the European Union (EU) through technical assistance, advocacy, and reporting on human rights, based on the recommendations of UN human rights mechanisms. the Regional Office works to address human rights gaps in EU legislation, budgeting and policy-making, seizing the impetus created by the Sustainable Development Agenda. In addition, the Regional Office strives for the integration of a human rights-based approach in EU external action, migration policies and development cooperation. The Office further fulfils an outreach, liaison and good offices role between the UN Human Rights Office globally and the EU institutions.
The Regional Dialogue, organised in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), witnessed the participation of around 100 on person and 100 viewers online, including representatives from 30 countries, 3 regional organisations, 5 UN Agencies, and a diverse range of stakeholders: Civil society organisations, indigenous people representations, and national human rights Institute.Read More
Between 18 and 20 July, the High Commissioner visited Brussels for his first visit in his current capacity, for the annual OHCHR-EU Strategic Engagement.Read More