Human Rights Day
Message from the High Commissioner
Human Rights Day is marked annually on 10 December. This year the UN Human Rights Office continues with celebrations marking the Office's 20th anniversary - with 20 years :Working for your Rights as the its theme.
20 Years of Human Rights
The Road Ahead
In 2013, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights marks 20 years since its establishment. In this video the UN Human Rights Office highlights some of the historic human rights events of the past 20 years, successes, challenges and looking forward on the road ahead - for human rights.
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New homes for Roma families in Serbia
Serbia has emerged from its turbulent past but is host to the largest Roma community in Europe. As the city of Belgrade embarks on large-scale infrastructure development, many Roma families grapple with basic needs such as housing. But headway is being made in providing adequate accommodation for the Roma, who often live on the margins of society.
* Reference to Kosovo should be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.
Indigenous communities claim land rights
As the world's boundaries continue to expand through development, indigenous communities in Cambodia fear losing their ancestral land. But to ensure that their right to participate in development is better realised, the government, the United Nations, civil society and donor agencies are working together to assist indigenous communities to claim land ownership.
Racism and Sports
Let's end racism in football
This video, released to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, calls for an end to persistent racism and intolerance at sporting events.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The voice of persons with disabilities and their rights have been amplified in a new law on disabilities ensuring inclusion on all fronts, in the country’s development and in political plans.
WHAT EXISTS IN EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD BUT REMAINS ILLEGAL IN MORE THAN 70 COUNTRIES?
“The Riddle”, a video produced by the UN Human Rights Office and released to coincide with the International Day against Homophobia, draws attention to the impact of homophobia and transphobia on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.