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UN Chief on Human Rights Day 2023

“ 'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.' The iconic opening sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as important today as it was when it was adopted 75 years ago. The Universal Declaration is a roadmap, helping to end wars, heal divisions and promote lives of peace and dignity for all. But the world is losing its way. Conflicts are raging. Poverty and hunger are increasing. Inequalities are deepening..." - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Geneva Press Briefing: WHO, FAO, UNHCR, ICRC - 8.12.23

🎦 UN Refugee on the Global Refugee Forum 🎦 World Health Organization on worsening health crisis in Sudan 🎦 International Committee of the Red Cross on on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan 🎦 Food and Agriculture Organization's monthly update on global food commodity prices

Gaza humanitarian disaster heralds 'breakdown' of society

As intense Israeli bombardment of Gaza and fighting with Palestinian armed groups continued to impede aid operations, reports on the ground of children begging for water and people cutting down telephone poles for firewood indicated that “society is about to break down”, UN humanitarians said on Friday. 

OCHA Press Conference: Humanitarian Coordinator on Haiti - 8.12.23

Ulrika Richardson, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) / Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator  

Happening at UN Geneva

GEN Z Take on education


The Special Rapporteur on the right to education Farida Shaheed invites Gen Zers, to participate in an interactive discussion on how they envisage an education that prepares them to successfully navigate their world, the most critical changes they want to see in education, and how they can be empowered to meaningfully participate in rewriting the social contract on education going forward.

Working Group on the Strengthening of the Biological Weapons Convention

4 – 8 December 2023

Identifying, examining and developing specific and effective measures, including possible legally-binding measures, and making recommendations to strengthen and institutionalize the Convention in all its aspects within the mandate of the Working Group.

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.