26 February 2015
Restrictive measures toward Russian journalists excessive, OSCE Representative says

Restrictive measures toward Russian journalists excessive, OSCE Representative says

26 February 2015

On 26 February 2015, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said recent measures limiting some Russian journalists to fulfil their professional activities in Ukraine are excessive.

18 February 2015

European court rejects Polish appeal in CIA jail case

18 February 2015

(Reuters) — The European Court of Human Rights refused on Tuesday to reconsider its ruling that Poland hosted a secret CIA jail, a decision that will now oblige Warsaw to swiftly hold to account Polish officials who allowed the jail to operate.

09 February 2015
UN: “We need people with PhD level compassion”

UN: “We need people with PhD level compassion”

09 February 2015

To combat the kind of mind set that led to the Holocaust, as well as to current atrocities by terrorist groups like Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, (ISIL) and Boko Haram, there must be a change in how we view human rights, said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

02 February 2015

Disability: putting an end to the culture of institutionalisation

02 February 2015

"Equality and inclusion for people with disabilities are rarely seen as priorities and these people are often invisible to the rest of the population," the Assembly stated in a debate held on 30 January in Strasbourg.

26 January 2015
UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust

UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust

26 January 2015

26 January 2015 — Ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, taking place tomorrow, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement to mark the "forever solemn day" when the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated.

20 January 2015
UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence

UN study predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality, turbulence

20 January 2015

An extra 10 million people worldwide are likely to be unemployed by 2019, the International Labour Organisation experts said, pointing to slower growth, widening inequalities and economic turbulence as reasons behind the trend.

14 January 2015

Dolgov: CPT report confirms international law violations in Ukraine

14 January 2015
Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov told RIA Novosti news agency that the CPT’s report published on 13 January confirms Russia’s conclusion that gross violations of human rights take place in Ukraine and no efficient investigations are being held by Kiev.
30 December 2014
International Year of Light 2015

International Year of Light 2015

30 December 2014
The International Year of Light and Light-based technologies 2015 (IYL2015) is a global initiative designed to highlight the key role light and optical technologies play in our daily lives and their importance for our future and for the sustainable development of the society we live in.
20 December 2014
On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

On International Day, Ban urges human solidarity to build new sustainability agenda

20 December 2014
20 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day today by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inlcusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for all.
12 December 2014
ILO: Helping migrants make the most of their money

ILO: Helping migrants make the most of their money

12 December 2014

Migrants’ remittances are expected to reach US$ 436 billion in 2014 and US$ 540 billion by 2016. Financial education can not only provide useful support to migrants’ families back home but also help migrants in destination countries manage their own budgets.