URG holds third global media HRC engagement programme

by the URG team URG News

During the last week of the 33rd session of the Council, the URG, with the support of the Government of Germany and the Canton of Geneva, brought 11 journalists – from Albania, Argentina, Burundi, DRC, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Rwanda, Slovenia, Thailand, United States, and Venezuela – to Geneva to follow developments, especially during voting.  During their time in Geneva, the journalists …

African Union adopts declaration on the African Year for Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women

by the URG team Press

At the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 17 to 18 July 2016, African Heads of State and Government unanimously adopted the Declaration on ‘The African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women.’ The adoption of the Declaration was inspired by Africa’s continued quest for the …