Fifty years of fighting for rights and freedoms
In December 1966, the United Nations General Assembly adopted two international treaties that would forever shape international human rights: The International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they are known as the International Bill of Human Rights.
NEWS & EVENTS
Statement by the High Commissioner at the General Assembly commemorative event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants
NEW YORK (19 October 2016) –The Human Rights Covenants, now 50 years old, are our most precious legacy.Read More
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Picturing freedom: UN Human Rights Office announces winners of children’s poster competition
GENEVA (11 March 2016) –The UN Human Rights Office has today announced the two winners of a poster contest for children to illustrate what freedom means to them.Read More