International Human Rights Bodies in Geneva

With this article we would like to introduce this remarkable contemporary international and inter-governmental body that aims at ensuring the respect for the Dignity and Rights of all. Most of the information compiled below has been taken from the official website of OHCHR (www.ohchr.org).

Family at the Heart of Sustainable Development Goals

Member states of the “Core Group of the Family Initiative” in Geneva sponsored a photo exhibition at the Palais des Nations from February 23 to March 2.

Sexual rights of women and girls in the context of sustainable development

This article highlights the messages of two panelists at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council, focusing special attention on tackling issues regarding women’s rights and their empowerment, and closes with a short commentary.

Highlights from the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The 11th President of the Human Rights Council, Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, welcomed the largest gathering of dignitaries in the Council's history to the 34th Human Rights Council in Geneva. The HRC’s annual session debuted on February 27 and ended March 24.

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Urges Initiative

In the context of the 34th Human Rights Council, Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie, delivered the annual Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation Lecture.

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