Archive for December, 2008

Secretary-General’s Message on Human Rights Day

10th December 2008 Uncategorized

On this Human Rights Day, we also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (more…)

Message of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Day

10th December 2008 Uncategorized

 December 10th marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  On this historic occasion, we should reaffirm the fundamental principles that its inspired group of framers articulated.  In the Universal Declaration they recalled the “disregard and contempt for human rights” that led to actions which “outraged the conscience of mankind” and they heralded the “advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want,” proclaiming this as “the highest aspiration of the common people.” (more…)

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

9th December 2008 Uncategorized

“December 10 marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a single short document of 30 articles that has probably had more impact on mankind than any other document in modern history. (more…)

Cape Town: Launch of the Mitchell’s Plain Care Centre to Counter Violence against Women and Children

4th December 2008 Uncategorized

On 6 December 2008, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for Southern Africa, in partnership with the National and Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD), will be launching the Mitchell’s Plain Care Centre (MPCC). (more…)

Media Advisory & Invitation – International Anti-Corruption Day – 9 December 2008

3rd December 2008 Uncategorized

On 14 December 2005, the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) came into force and became the first legally binding, global anti-corruption agreement. This Convention provides a unique opportunity for Governments, policy makers, religious organisations, the media, NGOs, other institutions working against corruption, private sector, and civil society to mount a global response to this global problem. (more…)