Sunday, 22 October 2017

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World is ignoring human rights of poor despite disproportionate abuses

World is ignoring human rights of poor despite disproportionate abuses

16 October 2017 – The world’s poor are at disproportionate risk of torture, arrest, early death and domestic violence, but their civil and political rights are being airbrushed out of the picture, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty Philip Alston has warned in a hard-hitting statement to mark International Day... Read more

Artificial intelligence and the future of jobs

Artificial intelligence and the future of jobs

Technology has had an undeniable impact improving living standards and increasing productivity. But with the rapi... Read more

Moving towards a pollution-free planet

Moving towards a pollution-free planet

Pollution has become the biggest killer of human’s on earth, with more than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 yea... Read more

Ciné-ONU: Girl Unbound

Ciné-ONU: Girl Unbound

11 October 2017 - “I am a Muslim, but before Muslim I was born human.” These are the words of Maria Toorpakai Wazir... Read more

Smart Cities for smart Citizens

Smart Cities for smart Citizens

How to make our cities more liveable and more sustainable?  The implementation the "new urban agenda" to ach... Read more

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health disorders are experienced by approximately one in ten EU citizens, with depression and anxiety bein... Read more

Ciné-ONU: Chasing Coral

Ciné-ONU: Chasing Coral

5 October 2017 - Coral reefs are dying. In the last few decades, a large proportion of the world’s corals have gone... Read more

UNRIC in Ireland to mark the International Day of Peace.

UNRIC in Ireland to mark the International Day of Peace.

Addressing Irish civil society As part of the series “Why Development Matters?” organized by the Institute for I... Read more

UN human rights chief calls for investigation on violence in Catalonia

UN human rights chief calls for investigation on violence in…

2 October 2017 - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for an independent investigation into all a... Read more

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EU-UN launch Spotlight Initiative

The European Union and the United Nations are embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls - The Spotlight Initiative. The Initiative aims to place this issue in the center of efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development..

What is the UN?

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“Together - Respect, safety and dignity for all”

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The campaign highlights the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and refugees make to countries of origin, transit and destination. It also counters some misinformation and misperceptions.

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