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Nowhere People Project ft. Greg Constantine, Allard Prize Photography Competition Winner

Join us for a presentation and discussion by Greg Constantine of his project and new book Nowhere People. Nowhere People is a 10-year investigation that documents the lives of stateless individuals and communities around the world. A reception and book signing will follow. Greg Constantine is an award-winning documentary photojournalist from the United States and is one of the […]

Open Forum with Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s Legal Advisor

On government surveillance, technology companies, and whistleblower protection   Ben Wizner will discuss how surveillance technologies have outpaced democratic controls, the legal challenges of holding government surveillance agencies accountable, and the tension between individual privacy rights and national security objectives.   Ben Wizner is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. He has worked at the intersection […]

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

World Day of Social Justice

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 26 November 2007    The General Assembly, Recalling the World Summit for Social Development, held at Copenhagen from 6 to 12 March 1995, and the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly, entitled “World Summit for Social Development and beyond: achieving social development for all in a globalizing […]

2015 Anti-Corruption Festival

Bandung has added yet another highlight to its calendar, with the capital city of West Java being chosen to host the Anti-Corruption Festival 2015 next month. Bandung city secretary Yosi Irianto said on Wednesday that the festival was a joint production by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Bandung City Council and the Anti-Corruption Festival […]

Fighting the Silence: International Human Rights Film Screening

Please join us for a film screening and panel discussion on combatting crimes of sexual violence, featuring ‘Fighting the Silence,’ a globally acclaimed documentary about sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Click here to register.   The Film “Fighting the Silence,’ produced by IFProductions, tells the story of ordinary Congolese women and men who […]

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, in which armed student Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and injured ten others in the name of “fighting feminism”.[2]The commemoration date was established by the Parliament of […]

International Day for Tolerance

In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. This action followed on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative […]