Tuesday, 25 October 2016

United Nations Day 24th October

the 24th October is United Nations day. In 2016 the Secretary General stated that

Global Goals can 'propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet

Here are some useful starting points on UN work in the field of Human Rights
 Guides to resources

A key body is the OHCHR
  • Its website has news and key publications. 
  • It has a site with translations of the Universal Declaration of human rights 
  • UN OHCHR - Treaty Body Database
    Includes documents submitted to any of the UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies. Filter by convention, country, type of document, document symbol, and/or date.
  • Status of Ratification Interactive Dashboard View the current status of ratification of international human rights treaties through a comprehensive data visualization and mapping portal.
  • Universal Human Rights Index  country-specific human rights recommendations and information emanating from international human rights mechanisms in the UN system: the Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
  • UN OHCHR - Universal Periodic Review Database
    Includes documents submitted to the UPR as well as related material; Search by session or by country.
    United Nations Documents

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