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UN rights council making ‘significant progress,’ General Assembly told

The United Nations Human Rights Council has achieved significant progress in the past year, implementing an increasing number of mandates despite inadequate financial resources, the body’s President told the General Assembly today.

UN Human Rights Council opens with call to strengthen international justice system

As the main United Nations human rights body began its work today, senior UN officials stressed the importance of strengthening international processes that will monitor and prevent rights violations around the world as well as hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

Top UN officials mark 20th anniversary of declaration strengthening human rights

Top United Nations officials today praised the 1993 Vienna Declaration, which led to the creation of the post of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, strengthened human rights work, and reinforced the universality of human rights and the duty of States to uphold them.

In face of non-cooperation, UN calls on Israel to take part in human rights review

The top United Nations human rights body today voiced regret at Israel’s decision not to participate in the scheduled review of its human rights record, and called on the Government to resume its cooperation with the mechanism set up for this purpose.