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2015 Human Rights Day poster competition

The International Bill of Human Rights (PDF), which consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the two Covenants, was drafted as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations.” It was the first time in human history that a document spelled out the basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all humans should enjoy. Continue reading

ABC Teaching Human Rights: Practical Activities for Primary and Secondary Schools

Teaching Human Rights booklet coverABC: Teaching Human Rights aims to serve as a user -friendly tool for human rights education and a multi-coloured umbrella covering a number of basic human rights areas. It offers practical advice to teachers and other educators who want to foster human rights awareness and action among primary and secondary school children, including suggestions for developing learning activities. It is not meant to place an extra burden on an already overloaded curriculum but to assist in infusing human rights issues into subjects already taught in schools. Continue reading

UN comments on mass state surveillance and human rights

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, briefs journalists on the state of human rights around the globe, at a press conference held at the UN Office in Geneva. In her opening statement, Ms. Pillay asked “all States to devote much more to making human rights a reality”. 30 June 2011 Geneva, SwitzerlandThe situation of Edward Snowden and alleged large-scale violations of the right of privacy by surveillance programmes raise a number of important international human rights issues which need to be addressed, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said on Friday. “While concerns about national security and criminal activity may Continue reading