Saturday, 28 November 2015

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United Nations International Meeting in Support of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Division for Palestinian Rights“The role of Europe in advancing Palestinian statehood and achieving peace between Israelis and Palestinians”.
Brussels, Belgium, 28 and 29 June 2011


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's statement to General Assembly after being elected for second term

New York, 21 June 2011
Together, Nothing is “Impossible”

General Assembly Appoints Ban Ki-moon to Second Term as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) takes the oath of office administered by Joseph Deiss (back to camera), President of the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly, as he is sworn in for a second term as Secretary-General. Beside Mr. Ban is Desmond Parker, UN Chief of Protocol. UN Photo/Mark Garten


Invitation: Presentation of a new study on the rights of migrant workers in Europe

What? Ahead of the forthcoming European Council, which will have migration as one of the main topics, the Regional Office for Europe of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) together with the International Labour Office (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) and MEPs


Press conference UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women: 'tackling gender-based violence - international perspectives'

Rashida Manjoo with Ban ki-MoonRashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women spoke this 15th June at a press conference in the European Parliament

with Eva-Britt SVENSSON (GUE/NGL, SE), Chair of the EP Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee and José Mendes BOTA, Chairperson of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

EBS Live Press ConferenceRepresentatives from the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) and the United Nations have called on all 27 member states of the European Union – and the EU itself – to sign up to the groundbreaking new Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.
During the press conference,  Ms Manjoo said “I think that the European Convention on Violence against Women reflects many of the norms and standards that have been articulated within the UN system on the issue of violence against women as a human rights issue.” It deserves the full support of the European Union and all its member states.
The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence was opened for signature last month.

Video Record Live EP Press Conference

Audio record to the press Conference

Council of Europe Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence



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