A research and learning database sharing documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide. The collection is growing to include 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of video that give voice to the countless victims of human rights crimes in the 20th and early 21st centuries.
An annual celebration to promote awareness of human rights on December 10, the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
UN Bodies and Human Rights
Official United Nations bodies that deal with human rights issues include:
Third Committee of the General Assembly: provides a forum for member states to discuss social, cultural, and humanitarian affairs. GA resolutions relating to human rights usually originate in this committee or are referred here.