Areas of Work

UN Human Rights Council

On 15 March 2006, the General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/60/251 to establish a Human Rights Council replacing the Commission on Human Rights. The Human Rights Council began its work on 19 June 2006.

Just as QUNO participated actively in the Commission on Human Rights it now works with the UN Human Rights Council, seeking ways to strengthen the Council’ s work in promoting and protecting human rights.

Useful links:

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

International Commission of Jurists

International Service for Human Rights

Association for the Prevention of Torture

Child Soldiers International

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Terre des Hommes

Centre for World Indigenous Studies

Overseas Development Institute

Native Web: Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World

Save the Children Sweden

 

Recent Timeline Events

December 2013

QUNO attends Mandela Memorial at historic Riverside Church

Members of the QUNO New York staff attended a memorial service at the Riverside Church on 11 December to honour the life of Nelson Mandela. While we are deeply saddened by his death, we are reminded that the work towards a more just and peaceful world is as important now as ever. With deep inequalities that persist in our own neighbourhoods, and the continued use of violent means to solve global issues, we must look within to see how in our own lives and work we can actively contribute to a more peaceful and just world.

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