They were two of the 20th Century’s biggest stars of stage and screen, and when it came to the World Health Organization’s campaign to tackle two of the biggest killers of the post-war era, they answered the call.
The past year has been a challenging one for human rights, with the 11 September attacks against the United States having "no doubt" the greatest impact on the work of the United Nations as international attention focused on eradicating the scourge of terrorism, according to the annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, today released a report on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory that was based on information from concerned organizations in the region since her visiting mission had not been given clearance to travel to the area.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in Geneva today that Israel was still considering a request for cooperation with her planned mission to the Middle East.
Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, today announced that a former Prime Minister of Spain and a former head of the African National Congress (ANC) would join her on a forthcoming visit to the Middle East.