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What is the role of human rights independent experts?

We’ve been receiving lots of comments and questions on social media about the human rights special procedures experts and issues raised recently concerning the Dutch celebration of Black Pete, also known as “Swarte Piet,” which is part of the annual Saint Nicholas...

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Video: Answers to your questions on genocide prevention

April marks the 19th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. — What is the UN doing to prevent such tragedies in the future? What is the role of the international community, and of individual countries, in the prevention of genocide? What difference can individuals,...

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Ask UN human rights expert your questions about racism

Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, is ready to answer your questions. Share your questions on Twitter using #FightRacism between now and Friday, 15 March. Answers...

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Highlights from Croatia, Darfur, Haiti, Mali, Somalia, Jordan and more

Here’s a selection of photos and videos you may have missed posted on UN social media accounts from around the UN system over the past few weeks and shared with our social media team.  Thank you to all who contributed! ...

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The world’s newest international treaties

The world's newest treaties are open for signature at this year's "Treaty Event" taking part while UN Member States gather in New York City for the  United Nations General Assembly. 1. Food Assistance Convention  The four main goals of the Food Assistance...