On December 10th, the United Nations celebrates the International Human Rights Day as an annual reminder of adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The Perspective from Geneva: Celebrating 30 Years of Child Rights
by Catherine Prendergast | Nov 28, 2019 | News, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
Last week was very busy with the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) being commemorated through a three-day event in Geneva.
Human Rights Council, Social Forum In Geneva
by Catherine Prendergast | Oct 10, 2019 | News, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
Overview of the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, which addressed issues of emerging forms of modern slavery among many other topics.
Thoughts on Human Rights from the Vincentian Team at the UN
by Ed Keane | Dec 6, 2018 | News, Vincentian Family, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
On December 10, the United Nations and the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Michelle Bachelet Appointed New UN Human Rights Chief
by Natalie Boone | Aug 16, 2018 | News, Vincentian Family, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
For my submission this week, I am reporting very good recent news from the UN. After a vote on Friday by the United Nations General Assembly in New York, former two-time President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, hailed a “pioneer” by the UN Secretary-General, has...
In defense of the victims of the dictatorship in Chile: A Vincentian Missionary
by Fr. Carlos de la Rivera, CM, Province of Chile | Jul 26, 2018 | Congregation of the Mission, Justice and Peace, News
One of our missionaries, who in his youth was among the victims of the repressive and penal methods of the dictatorship, addressed an open letter.
Human Rights and Human Rights Defenders
by Teresa Kotturan, SCN | Feb 22, 2018 | News, Vincentian Family, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
As the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, atrocities against human rights defenders around the globe are on the increase. More than 120 activists campaigning to protect their land, environment and labor rights from...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
by Teresa Kotturan, SCN | Jan 18, 2018 | News, Vincentian Family, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
Promotion of human rights was not a focus point for the representatives of the countries who gathered in 1945 in San Francisco to found the United Nations. But the horrors and brutality of the Second World War had convinced them of the need to include protection of...
Human Rights Day and the Launch of the Stand Up for Human Rights Campaign
by Natalie Boone | Dec 14, 2017 | News, Vincentian Family, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
Organized to observe Human Rights Day on October 10 and to highlight the upcoming 70th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a briefing was recently presented by the Department of Public Information (DPI). A video, narrated by...
The Vincentian Family at the UN 34th Session of the Human Rights Council
by Vincentian Family Office | Jun 12, 2017 | News, Vincentian Family, Vincentian Family at the U.N.
Representatives of the Vincentian Family at the United Nations in Geneva (Daughters of Charity and Society of Saint Vincent de Paul) took part in the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2017. The session focused particularly on the situation in Syria,...