Fighting for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Dominicans commend the work of the Special Reporter on Freedom of Religion or Belief and highlight preoccupying situation of minorities in Pakistan

Between Kyoto and Copenhague : UN world summit on climate

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscores the urgent need for collective action to save the planet.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges Human Rights Council to protect civilians caught in war

Navi Pillay, the top United Nations human rights official, highlighting the suffering of civilians caught up in armed conflict, has urged the Human Rights Council to protect this vulnerable group

The United Nation issues a new Guide on Migrations

Seeking to better protect migrants’ human rights and dignity, the new publication encourages governments worldwide to ratify and implement the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (ICRMW)

DURBAN Review Conference : Agreement on a draft Declaration

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The Durban Prepcom reached an agreement on a draft Declaration for the UN World summit on Racism taking place in Geneva from April 20 to 25.

First session of the Universal Periodic Review

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The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group of the Human Rights Council has begun its first session, which runs from 7 to 18 April.

Under the UPR mechanism, all UN member states will be reviewed within a period of four years in the first cycle – with 48 countries to be reviewed each year.