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Geneva Press Briefing: UNICEF, WHO, OHCHR, UNHCR - 1.12.23

🎦 UNICEF and World Health Organization from Gaza 🎦 Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Humanitarian Affairs on Gaza    🎦 UN Refugee Agency on Ukraine.

Shock and terror in Gaza as bombardment of shattered enclave resumes

As Secretary-General António Guterres spoke of his deep regret about the resumption of military operations in Gaza on Friday, UN humanitarians vowed to stay and help all those in need, while reiterating “nowhere is safe from attacks” in the war-shattered enclave.

Opening ceremony of the World Climate Action Summit | COP28, UN Climate Change Conference

The Summit is an important moment for Heads of State and Government to signal their commitment to transform key climate related decisions into concrete actions and credible plans, and continue raising ambition to tackle climate change.  WATCH LIVE!

Stories from the UN Archive: Feminist icon calls out violence against women

A feminist activist and acclaimed writer from the United States, Gloria Steinem has been on the front lines of social activism for decades and received countless honors, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, for her service to humanity.

Happening at UN Geneva

16th Session of the Forum on Minority Issues

1st Meeting

The 16th session of the UN Forum on Minority Issues aims to tackle the multiple challenges faced by minority communities worldwide, focusing on strengthening their socio-economic participation and ensuring equality and social inclusion.


Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

37th Session - 27 Nov - 08 Dec 2023

The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) is the body of independent experts that works to protect the rights of the millions of migrant workers around the world. Migrant workers and their families often experience marginalization, xenophobia, and poor living and working conditions.In serious cases, they suffer exploitation, expulsion, and risk to life.The Committee monitors how States are implementing the Convention and protecting the human rights of migrants.

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

111th session - 20 NOVEMBER – 8 DECEMBER 2023

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its States parties.

Racial discrimination remains a barrier to the full realization of human rights. Despite progress in some areas, exclusions and restrictions based on race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin continue to cause conflict, suffering and loss of life. CERD works to take action against the injustice of racial discrimination, and the dangers it represents.