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UN peacekeeping chief visits Malawi to attend ceremony to honour six fallen Malawian peacekeepers

Statement 10th December 2018: The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will travel to Malawi on 11 December to attend a ceremony to honor the six Malawian peacekeepers ...

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Human Rights Day speech by Maria Jose Torres, UN Resident Coordinator

On 10th December, International Human Rights Day we commemorate the 70th anniversary    of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). The world’s most widely translated ...

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Statement: Speaking out and speaking up for fundamental rights and freedoms

Human Rights Day Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN Women, on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2018 Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 On 10 December ...

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Doing right by women and girls

 Tikhala Itaye, a women and girls’ rights defender, co-founded her NGO, Her Liberty, after realising she could not get answers on why girls were treated ...

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Joint statement on the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders

GENEVA (6 December 2018) – UN human rights experts* urge all States to fully implement the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders to ensure the freedom ...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December

“On this International Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to work together for a better world that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable for everyone, where ...

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Women human rights defenders must be protected, say UN experts

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day 29 November 2018  GENEVA (28 November 2018) – States must live up to their commitments to protect women human rights ...

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Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights ...

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Malawi launches Free to Shine initiative to enhance HIV and AIDS fight

24th November 2018: Malawi has launched a Free to Shine initiative to fight HIV and AIDS through increased reduction of mother-to-child HIV transmission. Malawi’s First Lady Prof. ...

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