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Presser by The Elders at United Nations

May 10, 2017 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, May 09 2017 – Press briefing by representatives of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights today at the UN Headquarters in New York. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and Deputy Chair of the Elders, addressing journalists. She is flanked by fellow Elders Lakhdar Brahimi (left), former Joint Arab League-UN Special Representative for Syria; and Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former High UN Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, May 09 2017 Speaking to reporters in New York today [Read More]

World Autism Awareness Day at the UN

Apr 2, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  United Nations, New York, USA, April 01 2016 – Book Signing by Steve Silberman, author of “Neuro Tribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity” today at the UN Headquarters in New York. By Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, April 2 2016 – People on the autism spectrum are often stigmatized and face great challenges in their daily lives. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). The UN celebrates the eighth WAAD with a high-level event and various panel discussions.   “We’re moving from viewing people on the autism spectrum as failed versions of normal to [Read More]

Daniela Mercury, Wife Malu Verçosa Mercury on LGBTI Rights at UN

Nov 21, 2015 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, November 20 2015 At a special event on LGBTI rights in Latin America, Senior UN adviser on LGBT rights Charles Radcliffe, said that while   “some of the most progressive laws in the world have been put in place” in the region, “some of the highest levels of hate crimes, prejudice and stigma” are also taking place. “A lot of people are surprised when they hear about the enormous progress that has been made in many countries in Latin America. Some of the most progressive laws in the world have been put in place. Very innovative new social [Read More]

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