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14 de January, 2014

Children’s rights boosted as UN body now able to hear individual complaints

GENEVA (14 January 2014) – Children whose rights have been violated will soon be able to complain to a key UN Committee ... >>Leer el artículo completo
20 de December, 2013

Brazil / Water and sanitation: “In a land with great potential and deep contrast, nobody must be left behind” – UN expert

BRASILIA / GENEVA (20 December 2013) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina ... >>Leer el artículo completo
25 de November, 2013

Violence against women is unacceptable – no matter what she was wearing

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women ... >>Leer el artículo completo
7 de September, 2013

OHCHR promotes agreement between national human rights institutions of Chile and Uruguay

The institutions committed to increasingly cooperate in common challenges. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
7 de August, 2013

UN rights chief Navi Pillay urges States to do more to respect treaties with indigenous peoples

GENEVA (7 August 2013) –States need to do more to honour and strengthen their  treaties with indigenous peoples, no matter how long ... >>Leer el artículo completo
18 de June, 2013

Brazil: OHCHR urges to guarantee right to peaceful assembly and to investigate reported excessive use of force

The OHCHR spokesperson commented today the recent protests in the country. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
14 de June, 2013

Brazil: championing football… but what about housing rights?

GENEVA, 14 June 2013 – On the eve of 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate ... >>Leer el artículo completo
20 de May, 2013

Countries must repeal laws that discriminate against LGBT individuals – UN officials

17 May 2013 – Marking the International Day Against Homophobia, United Nations officials today issued a call on Governments worldwide to protect ... >>Leer el artículo completo
8 de May, 2013

A call on States to ratify new instrument to enhance protection of economic, social and cultural rights

GENEVA (8 May 2013) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged world governments to ratify a key international ... >>Leer el artículo completo
7 de March, 2013

Statement by the UN Human Rights Chief on International Women’s Day

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay International Women’s Day – 8 March 2013 Violence against women Last month, in the ... >>Leer el artículo completo
16 de January, 2013

OHCHR participates in activity against human trafficking in Chile

On 14 January, the Regional Office particiapated in the Action Day against Trafficking at the ex National Congress in Chile. Organized by ... >>Leer el artículo completo
11 de January, 2013

Chile presented recommendations of the CEDAW committee on women’s rights

On 11 January at the Presidential Palace “La Moneda”, the State of Chile presented publicly the final observations delivered by the United ... >>Leer el artículo completo
28 de December, 2012

The Senate of Chile, INDH and OHCHR celebrate Human Rights Day

The event discussed the participation of women in public and political life in the country. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
19 de December, 2012

Human Rights: a Media Guide to the new UN independent experts and mandates (2012)

GENEVA (14 December 2012) – This past year the United Nations Human Rights Council has created new monitoring and reporting mechanisms on ... >>Leer el artículo completo
18 de December, 2012

Joint statement by International Experts For the UN International Migrants Day – 18 December

For the UN International Migrants Day Tuesday 18 December 2012 Joint statement by UN experts*, the IACHR Rapporteur on the Rights of ... >>Leer el artículo completo
12 de December, 2012

Buenos Aires Ombuds office and the OHCHR celebrated the Human Rights Day

The ceremony closed the OHCHR campaign for human rights defenders in Argentina. ... >>Leer el artículo completo
4 de December, 2012

Regional Office participated in meeting with Mercosur’s high-level authorities on Human Rights

Between 28 and 30 November, the IV Special Meeting of Senior Officials on Human Rights (Raadh) and Foreign Ministries of Mercosur was ... >>Leer el artículo completo
3 de December, 2012

Human Rights Defenders Wall is displayed in Santiago, Chile

The bilboard compiles the photos received during the "#YoMeDeclaro" campaign ... >>Leer el artículo completo
13 de November, 2012

OHCHR participates in tribute to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg

SANTIAGO – On 12 November a ceremony to honour Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was held at the Economic Commission for Latin America ... >>Leer el artículo completo
5 de November, 2012

OHCHR and UN Special Rapporteur participate in human trafficking seminar in Chile

On 26 October the International Seminar on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling was held at the University of Chile Law School. The ... >>Leer el artículo completo
19 de October, 2012

Argentina undergoes its second Universal Periodic Review

On 22 October 2012, during the 14th session of the second cycle of the Working Group of the Human Rights Council (HRC) ... >>Leer el artículo completo
17 de October, 2012

“Tackling poverty requires improving access to justice for the poor” – UN expert on extreme poverty

For the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Wednesday 17 October 2012 GENEVA (17 October 2012) – The United Nations ... >>Leer el artículo completo
11 de October, 2012

First International Day of the Girl Child – Joint Statement by a group of UN human rights experts

FORCED CHILD MARRIAGE IS A SLAVERY LIKE REALITY IN EVERY SINGLE REGION OF THE WORLD, SAY UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS Following ... >>Leer el artículo completo
21 de September, 2012

Publication of Brazil´s Universal Periodic Review with the State´s response

On 20 September, during the XXI session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the report of the Working Group of the ... >>Leer el artículo completo
20 de September, 2012

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to consider the initial report of Argentina

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is holding its eighth session in Geneva from 17 to 28 September ... >>Leer el artículo completo
14 de September, 2012

Final edited report of the Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples´mission to Argentina is now available

The final, edited version of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, following his mission ... >>Leer el artículo completo
7 de September, 2012

Mercosur´s High-Level Authorities on Human Rights met in Porto Alegre

The event, chaired by Brazilian Minister of Human Rights, Maria do Rosario, discussed the recent truth commissions in the country ... ... >>Leer el artículo completo
5 de September, 2012

OHCHR participates in opening day of 3rd Student Congress on Human Rights

On 5 September, Humberto Henderson, the Deputy Regional Representative of the Regional Office for South America of the Office of the High Commissioner ... >>Leer el artículo completo
29 de August, 2012

ACNUDH organizes First International Conference on Human Rights Action Plans

In a joint effort with the Government of the Federal District of Mexico and the State Government of Rio de Janeiro, the ... >>Leer el artículo completo
25 de July, 2012

Argentina: OHCHR imparts seminar on indigenous peoples´ rights in Tucuman

The event was jointly organized with both the national and provincial Ombudsmans´ Offices. ... >>Leer el artículo completo

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