‘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

by Universal Rights Group, Environmental Investigation Agency, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.

January 1970

Vision 2021: What is the General Assembly’s 2021-2026 review, and how might the Human Rights Council usefully contribute?

January 1970

Identificando y superando los riesgos, amenazas y desafíos que enfrentan quienes defienden el medio ambiente en América Latina

January 1970

Corruption: a human rights impact assessment

by Angela Barkhouse, Hugo Hoyland and Marc Limon

April 2018

Reform of the UN human rights petitions system

by Marc Limon (URG)

January 1970

Derechos Humanos y Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible - Alcanzando sinergias

January 1970

The Human Rights Council in 2017

January 1970

Defensores de Derechos Humanos Ambientales: Una crisis global

by John Knox - Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas para los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente

January 1970

Operationalizing the Council's 'prevention' mandate (Glion IV)

by the URG team

January 1970

The march of universality? Religion-based reservations to the core UN human rights treaties

by Mariana Montoya Pineda; Basak Çali

January 1970

6th meeting of the Istanbul Process

by The URG team

February 2017

Media coverage of the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2016

January 1970

Towards the third cycle of the UPR: stick or twist?

by Subhas Gujadhur (URG) and Marc Limon (URG)

January 1970