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14.02.01 – DISCRIMINATION

UNAIDS / DAVID LUIZ

In the lead-up to the football World Cup in Brazil starting in June, UNAIDS has engaged Brazilian football champion and vice-captain of the national Brazilian football team David Luiz, appointing him as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. UNAIDS

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN

The eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is known as the "rape capital of the world" where hundred of thousands of women have been raped and tortured by various militias active in the region including Congolese Army troopers.  IRIN

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

OHCHR / ANTI-DISCRIMINATION DAY

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights attributed the rise of hate speech and violence attacks motivated by race or ethnicity to flawed leadership. OHCHR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / NORTH KOREA

The Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea has presented its report to the UN Human Rights Council in which it documents a “disturbing array of crimes against humanity”. The findings are based on testimony from hundreds of victims, defectors and witnesses. CH UNTV

17 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / ŠIMONOVIC

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonovic, announced today the immediate deployment of a UN monitoring team in Ukraine with the mandate to monitor and report on alleged human rights violations in entire country, including in Crimea.

14 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GA / CHELSEA CLINTON

Ahead of International Women's Day (8 Mar), the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton, said that "no country, including the United States, has fulfilled the promise" of the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action on gender equality. UNTV

4 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / 12 YEARS A SLAVE

The Academy Award nominated film Twelve Years a Slave was presented at the United Nations by its director Steve Mc Queen. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the film was hard to watch, but there can be no turning away "from the horrors of slavery as it was practiced then and not from the forms of slavery [...]

27 Feb 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector.  A new World Bank Group report says nearly four in 10 people globally – close to one half in developing countries – agree that when jobs are scarce, men are more entitled to them than women. WORLD BANK

20 Feb 2014 | Read More »

THE HAGUE / BOSCO NTAGANDA

A five-day hearing began at the International Criminal Court to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to try Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. ICC

10 Feb 2014 | Read More »

GA / HOLOCAUST SPIELBERG WRAP

In an interview with UNTV following a special event commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, filmmaker and founder of the "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation", Steven Spielberg, said "bystanding is almost the worst one can do" when "something that we could take action against is happening right before our eyes." UNTV/ ARCHIVE

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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