Archive for December 10th, 2019


Youth Standing Up for Human Rights – Human Rights Day 2019

Young people represent the majority of the population in most developing countries, where they are often directly exposed to the effects of climate change, conflict, exclusion or economic instability. And in many parts of the world, it is still difficult for youth to be heard — and to influence decision-making processes.


UNDP is proud to continue to help empower young people to better know and claim their rights – which is critical to help build a brighter, more sustainable and more inclusive future. ©UNDP / Freya Morales

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‘Young People Are the Ones Who Are “Bringing Human Rights to Life” – Human Rights Day

© UNICEF David Berkwitz | High school girls from Long Island, New York, join other youth climate activists in a demonstration calling for global action to combat climate change. (20 September 2019)
They are the ones who are “bringing human rights to life”, as UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated in his message for the day.

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide

Human Wrongs Watch

Background by the United Nations*

The Genocide Convention (article 2) defines genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group … “, including:


Too Often, “The World Has Failed” Populations Under Threat of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and Ethnic Cleansing – UN Chief

9 December 2019 (UN News)* —  Too often, “the world has failed” populations under threat of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of Genocide on Monday [9 December 2019].
UN Photo/Violaine Martin | Marking the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (2019).
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