No society is immune against racism

Opinion piece
Durban anti-racism conference outcome
By Navanethem Pillay
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights



Child soldiers to be released amid crisis in volatile eastern DR Congo – UN envoy

Child Soldier - Children In Armed Conflict

21 April 2009 – Plans are under way to release more child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN envoy said today at the end of a one-week visit, urging an end to ongoing violations against children in a humanitarian crisis engulfing the country’s east.


Divisiveness perpetuates racism, Secretary-General warns

South African dancer performing during opening ceremony of the Durban Review Conference


Haiti’s Big Chance


It is easy to visit Haiti and see only poverty. But when I visited recently with former President Bill Clinton, we saw opportunity.


Security Council condemns DPR Korea’s recent launch

Ambassador Claude Heller of Mexico

13 April 2009 – The Security Council today spoke out against the recent rocket launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), stressing the importance of preserving peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in North-East Asia.