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Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson join the UN fight against polio and malaria

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.

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Past year challenging one for human rights, top UN official reports

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.

Outgoing UN human rights chief to head Ethical Globalization Initiative

On the eve of her final day as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson today announced plans to head a new project called the Ethical Globalization Initiative.

Top UN rights official ends visit to Peru with call for consolidation of reforms

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Peru, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today urged the country to remain vigilant in pursuing efforts to consolidate democracy and fundamental freedoms.

In a 'milestone,' UN human rights agency to open office in Mexico

In what it described as an "an important milestone," the United Nations human rights agency has reached an agreement with the Government of Mexico to open an office in the country to focus on such issues as torture, indigenous rights and the administration of justice.

Middle East strife, terror cast shadow over UN rights body's session - Robinson

Ongoing violence in the Middle East and last year's terrorist attacks against the United States cast shadow over the just-concluded session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, the top UN rights official told the Geneva-based body today as it concluded its session.

Robinson issues report on human rights situation in occupied Palestinian territory

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.

Human rights mission to Middle East will not take place, Robinson says

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, announced in Geneva today that the proposed "visiting mission" to the Middle East would not take place.

Robinson says UN human rights mission to Middle East still reviewed by Israel

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.

Former Spanish PM, ANC leader to join Robinson on Middle East mission

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.