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In Focus

Take a closer look at some of the events and actions taking place across the world to highlight how we can stand up for someone’s rights. Join us and together we will make a difference.

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Stand Up Story: St. Ivo School updates and revamps “The Golden Rule” to focus on human rights Students from St. Ivo School in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom, illustrated updated human rights—making them more relevant for the 21st Century. Read more
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Dollars and Sense: How – and why – the private sector needs to stand up for human rights Read the opinion piece by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, on why the private sector must stand up for human rights today. Read more
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Human Rights Day On 10 December, the UN Human Rights Office celebrates Human Rights Day 2016 by launching the global campaign “Stand up for someone’s rights today.” Read more

Global Activities

17-20 January 2017

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland

As hundreds of business leaders convene in Davos, Switzerland, to ponder global challenges, the private sector must show they are responsible actors who will step up and play a critical role to uphold the values that keep all the world's people safe. Read more

10 December 2016

Human Rights Day

This international day is celebrated by the global human rights community and the whole United Nations family. Activities are planned across the world to commemorate the signature of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Read more