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Human Rights

Portrait of Nelson Mandela.
Human Rights

'Today and every day, let us honour Nelson Mandela’s legacy by taking action'

Message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2022
Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu

An all-out fight against hate speech

Engaging tech and social media companies, leaders, communities to fight vice

Two years after the killing of George Floyd, urgency to end racial inequalities and discrimination beckons

Op Ed by the United Nations Senior Officials of African Descent Group (UNSAG)
Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu speaking to an audience

Reject genocide deniers and war criminals

Prevention of genocide and other atrocities must be brought to the community level
A group of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, shown in 1998.

Genocide perpetrators must be brought to book

Let’s learn from the past and protect all populations from atrocities — International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 7 April 2022
Human Rights

COVID-19: Vaccinating stateless people in South Africa

Having no nationality of any country, this group is often left out of essential services
In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, school girls organize a march against gender violence.
Security Council

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The campaign starts on 25 Nov - 10 Dec under theme: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”
Haben Girma, Lawyer and disability rights advocate

‘The biggest challenge is ableism, not my disability’

Meet lawyer Haben Girma, 33, a fierce advocate for disability rights
Image of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda on display in the Johannesburg Holocaust ..
Human Rights

Remembering the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 27 years later

We need to transform history into lessons relevant to our societies today
Ambassador Valentine Rugwabiza
Human Rights

Rwanda at the UN: Vaccine equity, inclusion, peace, and gender equality top our priorities

— Ambassador Valentine Rugwabiza, Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations.
Health Campaign