‘Hate speech is a challenge from which no country is immune,’ stated Adama Dieng, Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide at the launch event of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. The system-wide strategy was launched amid a backdrop of surging levels of xenophobia, racism, and overall intolerance…

UN human rights mechanisms proving effective SDGs monitor

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The SDGs are mostly aligned with human rights objectives -- to emphasise this, the UN human rights mechanisms are showing a willingness to hold states accountable to their SDG commitments. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are renewing the debate on the relationship between human rights and development. In 2005, Philip…

Monitoring the SDGs? Find out how Human Rights Measurement Initiative data can help

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There are strong connections between human rights monitoring and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indeed, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 'seeks to realise the human rights of all.' So it should not come as a surprise to learn that the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)’s metrics tracking country performance…

Gender and the UN reforms: an update

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This post is the fourth in a series of blogs produced by the URG-NYC team to take stock of the implementation of the UN reforms, which were adopted in the past 18 months. This post covers the place of gender in the UN reforms.  One of the stated objectives of…

UN peace and security reform: an update

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This post is the third in a series of blogs produced by the URG-NYC team to take stock of the implementation of the UN reforms, which were adopted in the past 18 months. This post covers reforms to the peace and security pillar.  Objectives All of the reforms are intended,…

The UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech: tackling discrimination, hostility and violence

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

Emergency and non-Emergency Support for Environmental Defenders: Pilot project in Colombia report cover 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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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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Vision 2021: What is the General Assembly’s 2021-2026 review, and how might the Human Rights Council usefully contribute?

Between 2021 and 2026, the General Assembly (GA) is scheduled to consider the question of the status of the Human Rights Council (Council), i.e. whether…

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The UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech: tackling discrimination, hostility and violence

by Rodrigo Saad, Universal Rights Group - NYC

‘Hate speech is a challenge from which no country is immune,’ stated Adama Dieng, Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide at the launch event of the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. The system-wide strategy was launched amid a backdrop of surging levels of xenophobia, racism, and overall intolerance throughout the world. This trend has been amplified by social media and information communication technologies, which have become incubators for bigotry. Perspectives once considered extreme are moving into the mainstream in both liberal democracies and authoritarian States. At the launch event, Secretary-General António Guterres argued, ‘hate speech has been a precursor to…

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UN human rights mechanisms proving effective SDGs monitor

by Steven L. B. Jensen, Researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights

The SDGs are mostly aligned with human rights objectives — to emphasise this, the UN human rights mechanisms are showing a willingness to hold states accountable to their SDG commitments. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are renewing the debate on the relationship between human rights and development. In 2005, Philip Alston famously described the relationship between the Millennium Development Goals and human rights “as ships passing one another in the night, each with little awareness that the other is there, and with little if any sustained engagement with one another.” This changed with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for…

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Monitoring the SDGs? Find out how Human Rights Measurement Initiative data can help

by Susan Randolph, Co-Founder & Economic and Social Rights Metrics Lead, Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), Anne-Marie Brook, Co-founder and Development Lead, Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)

There are strong connections between human rights monitoring and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indeed, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ‘seeks to realise the human rights of all.’ So it should not come as a surprise to learn that the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI)’s metrics tracking country performance on the provisions of the core human rights treaties[1] are an important complement to the SDGs. This post sets out three ways in which HRMI data support comprehensive and robust SDG reporting: First, a key feature of HRMI’s assessments is that they are independent of governments, whereas the SDGs are…

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Gender and the UN reforms: an update

by URG-NYC Team

This post is the fourth in a series of blogs produced by the URG-NYC team to take stock of the implementation of the UN reforms, which were adopted in the past 18 months. This post covers the place of gender in the UN reforms.  One of the stated objectives of the United Nations reform is to enable member States to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to prioritise conflict prevention. As such, it would be expected that women’s empowerment and gender equality be thoroughly articulated in the three areas of reform: management, development and peace and security. This has…

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UN peace and security reform: an update

by URG-NYC Team

This post is the third in a series of blogs produced by the URG-NYC team to take stock of the implementation of the UN reforms, which were adopted in the past 18 months. This post covers reforms to the peace and security pillar.  Objectives All of the reforms are intended, to varying degrees, to modernise the UN, to streamline and increase the efficiency of its work, and prioritise delivery of services at the country level. The main objective of the peace and security reforms is to improve the capacity of the peace and security architecture of the UN to support…

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Sep 23
2019

Launch of the yourHRC Guide to the 2019 UN Human Rights Council Elections

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On Monday 23rd September 2019, the Permanent Mission of Norway and the Universal Rights Group (URG) will host a lunch reception to mark the launch of the yourHRC.org Guide to the 2019 UN Human Rights Council Elections. The report is the fifth annual yourHRC.org Guide to the UN Human Rights Council Elections. It provides general ...

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