Monthly Archives: March 2018

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS 10 TEXTS, REQUESTS A HIGH-LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION ON GENOCIDE AND A STUDY ON THE ROLE OF CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Asks Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Measures to Present a Set of Elements to be Considered in the Preparation of a Draft Declaration on the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures
23 March 2018

The Human Rights Council this morning adopted 10 resolutions, including texts requesting the convening of a high-level panel discussion on genocide; and a study on the role of capacity building in the promotion of human rights.  The Council also requested the Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures to present in his next report a set of elements to be considered as…

L’éducation est la clé pour déconstruire la notion de race

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23 Mars 2018

L’éducation de toutes les couches sociales, et en particulier de jeunes générations, reste le meilleur moyen d’arrêter la prolifération des discours racistes et discriminatoires et de nourrir des échanges interculturels. C’est le message des expertes réunies ce 21 mars à l’UNESCO à Paris autour de la table ronde « Déconstruire la notion de race :

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS GENERAL DEBATE ON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Hears Presentation of Reports on Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen
22 March 2018

The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building, after hearing the presentation of reports on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Haiti and Yemen.

At the beginning of the meeting, Vojislav Å uc, President of the Human Rights Council, announced that he had been informed that the Staff Council of the United Nations Office at Geneva had called for a second full day of strike to take place on Friday,

Prix L’Oréal-UNESCO pour les Femmes et la Science : 20 ans d’engagement commun pour davantage d’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes

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23 Mars 2018

Audrey Azoulay, Directrice générale de l’UNESCO, et Jean Paul Agon, Président-Directeur général de L’Oréal et Président de la Fondation L’Oréal, ont remis le prix L’Oréal-UNESCO pour les Femmes et la Science à cinq chercheuses remarquables lors d’une cérémonie au siège de l’UNESCO à Paris, France.

Cette année marque le 20e anniversaire d’un partenariat fructueux engagé pour soutenir les femmes et lutter contre les préjugés sexistes dans le…

WATER IS LIFE: Protect Lake Vättern

Green Cross International & Green Cross Sweden join to protect Vättern (March 24nd) The Senior Scientist Hans Sanderson and advisor for the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark, Aarhus University, will speak. Musician Ebbot Lundberg will play. Saturday, March 24, 2018, Grenna Hotel & Conference, Ribbagårdsgränd 11, Gränna, Sweden, 13.00 Protect Vättern event with panel and dialogue, 17.00 […]

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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS 16 TEXTS, EXTENDS MANDATES ON THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY, ALBINISM, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND CULTURAL RIGHTS


22 March 2018

The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted 16 resolutions, including on the extension of the mandates on the right to privacy, albinism, the environment, and cultural rights. 

The Council adopted resolutions to extend by a period of three years the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, the mandate of the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment,

Première visite officielle en Amérique latine : présentation du Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau

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23 Mars 2018

La Directrice générale de l’UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, a effectué sa première visite officielle en Amérique latine et les Caraïbes les 19 et 20 mars pour participer à la cérémonie d’ouverture du Forum mondial de l’eau à Brasilia (Brésil) et lancer avec les partenaires de l’ONU-eau le Rapport mondial des Nations Unies sur la mise en valeur des ressources en eau.

Peacebuilding through a gender lens: Enhancing women’s role in governance and conflict resolution in Guinea-Bissau

Inclusion in decision-making, particularly in political spheres critically contributes to the consolidation of peace and the construction of cohesive societies, be it in conflict-affected regions or elsewhere in the world. As a result, addressing the weak participation of women in governance has become a priority at the global level. In Guinea-Bissau, the underrepresentation of women in decision-making is almost systematic. Currently, very few women sit in parliament and the presence of women in the upper ranks of the Defense and Security Forces is very limited.

In order to address this…

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#Savethedrop as the Olympics boost sustainability for World Water Day

Today, on 22 March,Green Cross Italyrenews its“Save the Drop” (Salva la Goccia) campaignfor the sixth year, on World Water Day. On this occasion, the “Sustainability Olympics” is being launched to encourage more efficient ways of saving water. Students, families, citizens, municipalities are participating in this anti-waste challenge to set a new water-saving record and to […]

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RiverBlue Documentary Wins Special Edition of Green Drop Award at World Water Forum 8

[Roger Williams (centre) holding the Green Drop Award. Next to him is Maria Paula Fidalgo (left), a Brazilian actress and activist who served as master of the ceremony, Suzanna Amado (far left), organiser of the Green Film Festival and Élio Pacilio (far right), President and Founder of Green Cross Italy, accompanied by filmmaker Harold Crooks […]

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