2017/12/09
human rights, Human rights' day, human dignity, human being
Message from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO In the wake of the Second World War, humanity, together, resolved to uphold human dignity everywhere and always. In this spirit, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”     (...) human rights must be the bedrock for all progress moving...
2017/11/25
international day for the elimination of violence against women, United Nations, women, violence
22 November 2017 – Achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women is the answer to ending violence against women, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday, calling for collective global action on this cause. “Violence against women is fundamentally about power,” Mr. Guterres said in his remarks alongside UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at a...
2017/11/20
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General...
2017/11/20
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life. In 1996, the...
2017/11/06
By Anuradha Nagaraj and Zofeen T Ebrahim KELAMBAKAM, India/KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a dilapidated shelter in south India, surrounded by squalor, Alakamma Bibi dials her home in Myanmar every few hours. All she gets is a beeping tone. In the two weeks since she first heard of the upsurge in violence in Myanmar, she has spent countless hours trying to reach her parents and...
2017/11/14
Eva Schafer, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN On September 5, the first International Day of Charity will be commemorated at the UN Headquarters in New York. The idea of the international day was proposed by Hungary with the goal of creating a universal platform to raise awareness about the importance of benevolent giving.    The events in New York will feature panel discussions on the role of...
2017/08/19
THOUSANDS returned to Las Ramblas in Barcelona to defy the terrorists and pay their respects to the dead and injured as police were in a race against time to track down four suspects still at large.Just hours after the twin terror attacks killed 14 people and injured dozens more, the city was trying to return to some semblance of normality.The centre of the popular tree-lined walkway in the heart of the...
2017/08/19
18 August 2017 – Civilians in conflict are not a target, top United Nations officials today stressed at a special event marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people today living in war zones.“For the millions of people caught in conflict, struggling to find food, water, and safe shelter; who have been...
2017/07/30
Our world face many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples.To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is...
2017/07/26
The editors of two magazines targeting Britain’s 2.8m Muslims have spoken about why they felt the need to provide a different media perspective for the minority group. The Black Muslim Times UK is a website set up British Nigerian Halimat Shode which is updated with new features and interviews on a quarterly basis and seeks to better represent black British Muslims. British Muslim Magazine is a lifestyle title...

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