Human rights

Human rights

28 April 2017
HR/5355

The very survival of indigenous peoples depended on States taking swift action to rapidly recognize and respect all human rights, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today, concluding the first week of its sixteenth session.

27 April 2017
HR/5354

The empowerment of indigenous women as powerful agents of change could only strengthen their communities and nations in the face of environmental and other challenges, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today.

26 April 2017
HR/5353

Calls demanding respect for traditional lands, resources, knowledge and cultures rang through the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today, with participants from the North Pole to New Zealand pressing Governments to move beyond “paper promises” and uphold their rights.

25 April 2017
HR/5352

Fearing a rollback of achievements in implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, speakers appealed to Governments to uphold commitments protecting the rights of all indigenous peoples and prevent a reversal of hard-won gains, as the sixteenth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues continued today.

25 April 2017
GA/11910

Senior United Nations officials joined representatives of the world’s indigenous communities and Member States today as the General Assembly marked the tenth anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and explored ways to further its implementation.

24 April 2017
HR/5351

While progress had been made on a range of pressing challenges amid the world’s embrace of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, far more must be done to ensure that indigenous peoples were not left behind, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues heard today, during the opening of its sixteenth session.

21 April 2017
HR/5350

More than 1,000 indigenous participants from all over the world will be at United Nations Headquarters from 24 April to 5 May to attend the sixteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

18 April 2017
HR/5348-PI/2197

As part of the ongoing Stand up for someone’s rights today campaign, and in the lead-up to the 2018 seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations is launching a multilingual video campaign to raise awareness of basic human rights.

18 April 2017
SG/SM/18495-SC/12798-HR/5349

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council on the agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security: human rights and the prevention of armed conflict”, in New York today:

15 March 2017
SG/SM/18464-SC/12752-HR/5347

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations:  forced labour, slavery and other similar practices, in New York today:

9 March 2017
SG/SM/18460-HR/5346-ORG/1645

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message today on the launch of the report “Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:  A New Approach”:

6 March 2017
DSG/SM/1039-HR/5345

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks at the closing reception of the exhibition on sexual violence in conflict, in New York today:

27 February 2017
SG/SM/18456-HRC/25

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Human Rights Council, in Geneva today:

17 February 2017
SG/SM/18445-GA/11890-HR/5344

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Maria Luiza Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, to the high-level meeting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in New York today:

8 February 2017
SG/SM/18430-GA/11888-HR/5343

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, to the informal meeting on the twentieth anniversary of General Assembly resolution 51/77 on children and armed conflict, in New York today:

17 January 2017
SG/SM/18408-HR/5342

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the high-level event on combating anti-Muslim discrimination and hatred, in New York today:

10 December 2016
SG/SM/18351-HR/5341

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the human rights concert organized by Onuart, in Geneva today:

9 December 2016
DSG/SM/1032-SC/12615-HR/5339

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks to the Security Council on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in New York, today:

9 December 2016
DSG/SM/1033-HR/5340-OBV/1702

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks on the observance of the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, in New York today:

7 December 2016
SG/SM/18339-HR/5338-OBV/1699

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for Human Rights Day, observed on 10 December: