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A World Made New: Beyond COVID-19 to a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive world

13 May 2020

This new policy brief issues a call for governments to leverage economic rescue and stimulus packages to build a better, more socially just, greener and more resilient post-crisis world.

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Inside Track HRC43

21 February 2020

Concise information and insight on the upcoming 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

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Herramienta

El Consejo de Derechos Humanos en 2019

22 January 2020

Un análisis escrito de los principales eventos y desarrollos en el Consejo en 2019, así como datos sobre la evolución cuantitativa del trabajo del Consejo desde la creación del organismo en 2006.

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Reporte de políticas públicas

OSLO+1

13 November 2019

Esta fue la segunda reunión informal sobre cómo podría aprovecharse mejor la cooperación internacional para apoyar la implementación nacional de las obligaciones y compromisos internacionales de derechos humanos ...

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Política o aspiración: arrojando luz sobre la iniciativa de los Derechos Primero

29 October 2019

La pregunta "¿qué sucedió con los Derechos Primero?" es frecuente en las reuniones con la sociedad civil de Nueva York. Sin embargo, la secretaría de la ONU ha proporcionado poca información coherente y clara sobre el estado de la iniciativa ...

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Ocho años del proceso de Estambul para combatir la intolerancia religiosa: un balance

7 October 2019

El principal marco de política intergubernamental para combatir la intolerancia religiosa, la estigmatización, la discriminación, la incitación a la violencia y la violencia contra las personas basadas en la religión o las creencias se establece en la resolución 16/18 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (Consejo) y su resolución hermana en…

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Inside Track NY

30 September 2019

"Inside Track NY" proporciona información concisa y análisis político sobre la próxima sesión de la Tercera Comisión de la Asamblea General (AG).

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Guía de elecciones 2019

7 October 2019

Esta es la quinta guía anual de yourHRC.org para las elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Proporciona información general sobre las elecciones al Consejo de 2019 (programadas para el 16 de octubre en la Asamblea General de Nueva York), cuando los Estados competirán para ganar escaños por…

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Guía de Elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

29 September 2018

Esta guía de yourHRC.org, lanzada en septiembre de 2018, proporciona información general sobre las elecciones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos 2018 (programadas para el 12 de octubre en Nueva York), cuando los estados compitan para ganar escaños por nuevos términos de tres años (2019-2021)...

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¿La situación global de los derechos humanos está mejorando o empeorando? Presentando argumentos para la medición empírica de cambios en las situaciones de derechos humanos

22 January 2020

Medir el desempeño de los derechos humanos no es sencillo. Sin embargo, es tan importante como desafiante. En el contexto de la "brecha de implementación" de los derechos humanos a nivel mundial que ha llamado la atención de los Estados miembros de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) y las organizaciones, profesionales…

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Visión 2021

14 February 2019

Entre 2021 y 2026, la Asamblea General de la ONU tiene previsto revisar el estado del Consejo de Derechos Humanos (es decir, si debo seguir siendo un órgano subsidiario o debe convertirse en un órgano principal de la ONU). El nuevo resumen de políticas de URG proporciona información general sobre…

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You are not alone
20 November 2019
Learn more about environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) working at the interface of human rights and environmental protection - often at great personal risk.

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perspectivas URG

Human rights and the UN Charter: NGOs made the difference

by Felice Gaer, Director, AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights

June 26, 2020 At the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, there is a plaque on the wall of the Garden Room that reads: 25 April - 26 June 1945 In this room met the Consultants of forty-two national organizations assigned to the United States Delegation at the Conference on International Organizations in which the United Nations Charter was drafted. Their contribution is particularly reflected in the Charter provisions for human rights and United Nations consultation with private organizations. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) prepared this plaque to record and remember their achievement. If not for the coordination, engagement, and persuasive advocacy by…

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anteriores perspectivas URG

Report on the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

by the URG team

The 43rd regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC43) was held in two segments, as the session had to be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first segment took place from Monday 24 February until Friday 13 March. The 43rd session resumed on Monday 15 June and ended on Tuesday 23 June 2020. As it is the main annual session of the Council, HRC43 began with a High-Level Segment (HLS). The 2020 HLS included speeches by 100 State and other dignitaries, including: H.E. Milo Djukanović, President of Montenegro; H.E. Faiez Mustafa Serraj, President of the Presidency Council of…

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Report of the Council’s urgent debate on current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people of African descent and violence against peaceful protests during HRC43

by the URG team

On Wednesday 17 June, in the context of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, which resumed on Monday 12 June following its suspension to comply with COVID-19 health measures, an urgent debate was convened on the ‘current racially inspired human rights violations, systematic racism, police brutality against people of African descent and violence against peaceful protests.’ The urgent debate was requested through an official letter from H.E. Ambassador Diedonné W. Désiré Sougouri of Burkina Faso on behalf of the African Group and addressed to the President of the Human Rights Council on 12 June 2020. Urgent debates can…

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The RightON web chat series will be back in September

by the URG team

The web chat on Business, the Economy, and Livelihoods in a COVID-19 World marked the last ‘Right On’ online event before the summer break. The series will resume in September, at the pace of one online event per month. ‘While the series was originally developed to keep the human rights discussion going during the COVID-19 crisis, we decided – due to its success and the fact that it allowed us to reach out to audiences outside Geneva – to keep it alive after the summer’ explains Felix Kirchmeier, Coordinator of the Geneva Human Rights Platform. ‘We will broaden the scope, which will not necessarily relate…

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‘The stakes couldn’t be higher’: social media, disinformation, and the survival of democracy

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group NYC

On 11 June United States Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden posted the following tweet: He accused Facebook of failing to enact any real reforms to combat disinformation on its platform, with his campaign releasing an open letter for people to sign emphasising the role that disinformation – spread on Facebook – could have on the coming 2020 presidential election in November: ‘In 2016, we saw what happens when social media platforms allow disinformation to run rampant. It places the integrity of our elections at risk.’ Attacks on the integrity of democratic elections are not only a problem…

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A World Made New: Beyond COVID-19 to a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive world

A World Made New: Beyond COVID-19 to a low-carbon, resilient and inclusive world report coverIn the midst of the COVID-19 public health emergency and economic crisis, as we yearn for the social contact and cultural activities that define our…

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reportes anteriores

OSLO+1 - International support for the national implementation of UN human rights recommendations, including as a contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

On 10 May 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden and the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Sida), in cooperation with the Universal…

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Policy or aspiration: shedding light on the current status of the UN's Human Rights Up Front initiative

The question of ‘what happened to Human Rights up Front’ is an oft-repeated refrain in meetings with New York civil society. However, little consistent and…

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Eight years of the Istanbul process on combatting religions intolerance: Taking stock

New report by EU, Denmark and URG: Eight years of the Istanbul Process on combatting religious intolerance

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Emergency and non-Emergency Support for Environmental Defenders: Pilot project in Colombia

The situation for defenders of the land, the environment, and the territory (LEDs) in Latin America is nothing short of dire. Multiple reports demonstrate that…

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eventos URG

Jul 09
2020

The 2030 Agenda, Human Rights, and Building Back Better: What to Expect from the World’s Most Influential Companies

Evento público

  As countries and economies move to build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic, this multi-stakeholder and interactive dialogue, held on July 9 at 8:00AM-9:00AM EST / 14:00-15:00 CET, will explore the role of transparency and accountability from the private sector in achieving the 2030 Agenda and human rights commitments alike. The dialogue 'The 2030 ...

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