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UN Human Rights Prize 2013: Call for nominations

The office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights invites civil society actors to nominate an individual or an organization for the 2013 United Nations prize in the field of

Human Rights.Established in 1966 this honorary prize is awarded every five years. The prize is the opportunity to give public recognition for outstanding achievement in the field of Human Rights. It also is the occasion to send a strong message to human rights defenders in the world, and let them know that the international community is grateful for their tireless efforts.

Please send your nominations by the 31st of  July 2013 at the latest, by e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by mail at the address shown on the nomination form.

You can visit the webpage for more information.


Kofi Annan announces two new Elders: Hina Jilani and Ernesto Zedillo

The Elders have appointed two new members: Hina Jilani, a renowned human rights defender, and Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico.

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Hina Jilani, internationally known human rights defender from Pakistan, and Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico, have joined The Elders, a group of independent leaders working for peace, justice and human rights. Their appointment was announced today by Kofi Annan, Chair of the group first convened by Nelson Mandela in 2007.

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Launch of "Five & Five" Campaign

22 October 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Five years since the declaration of a Decade for Youth Development and five years to go.  As we mark this milestone, African Youth Decade Alliance (AYDA) is launching big campaign in Africa, which is developed and run by African youth for the benefit of African youth and through African youth.

The campaign will be launched on African Youth Day, the 1st of November 2012, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Addis Ababa. Representatives from Continental and International organisations as well as Members of Diplomatic corps will be in attendance.

The aim of the Five and Five Campaign is to raise awareness of African youth and increase their contribution to the implementation of the Youth Decade Plan of Action (DPoA), in order to accelerate youth development and empowerment in Africa.  The campaign will also mobilize youth participation in the regional International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 review process.

The Guest of Honour at the campaign’s launch will be, Archbishop Ndungane, who is the Founder and President of African Monitor, former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Read more...

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2009 was an amazing year of celebration and revival for the UN Declaration on Human Rights. Over 52,000 people signed a pledge to promote the goals and support our belief that Every Human Has Rights. CIVICUS are working hard to evolve the campaign so we can continue to promote the goals, keep visiting back for more. Contact us at: ehhr@civicus.org

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