25-27 September: the Sustainable Development Summit


Over 100 heads of state are confirmed to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit. They will be joined by leaders from civil society as well as religious groups and the private sector for the adoption of a universal sustainable development agenda, with the goal of ending poverty and promoting prosperity by 2030. 

2015: the target year for the MDGs

Cuban blogger and Indian investigative journalist get Knight International Journalism Award


In a world where safety for journalists is still an important issue, due to censorship, arrests, violence and tracking, it comes to no surprise that the work of these two outstanding reporters be duly recognized. « Our winners this year show uncommon resolve in tackling censorship and sexual violence » said International Center for Journalists' (JIFF) President Joyce Barnathan.

UN Human Rights Council Universal 22nd Periodic Review: Libya under scrutiny


The UPR, which held its first meeting in April 2008, aims to examine human rights records of all 193 UN member States. Currently, all States have been reviewed during the first UPR cycle and 126 are beeing reviewed for the second time. This exercice is meant to assess human rights developments in the countries since their first review. States are also encouraged to explain what steps they have taken to comply with recommendations elaborated during their first review.


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