Archive for December, 2010

Message of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, 19 December

15th December 2010 Uncategorized

New York – On the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, we highlight the rich contribution of developing countries to our collective progress, and encourage collaboration among them in achieving further advances against hunger, poverty and other global ills. (more…)

Message of the Secretary-General on International Migrants Day, 18 December

13th December 2010 Uncategorized

New York – The global economy remains fragile and the effects of multiple crises are still being felt, not least by the world’s 214 million international migrants. (more…)

Key UN experts warn that voices against discrimination must not be silenced

9th December 2010 Uncategorized

Geneva – A group of 55 United Nations independent human rights experts* called upon States all over the world to protect human rights defenders, and to recognize and respond to the continued targeting of rights defenders by non-State actors, which have lead to the deaths of community leaders, lawyers, journalists, women defenders, social activists and many others working to stop discrimination and injustice. (more…)

Message of the Secretary-General on Human Rights Day

8th December 2010 Uncategorized

Human rights are the foundation of freedom, peace, development and justice — and the heart of the work of the United Nations around the world. (more…)

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

8th December 2010 Uncategorized

Since the United Nations was established over 60 years ago, there have been dramatic advances in crafting and implementing a system of universal human rights – rights which are, under international law, applicable to each and every one of us: old and young, male and female, rich and poor, whoever we are and wherever we are from. (more…)