“Disregard for human rights is a disease… That is spreading – North, South, East and West… Human Rights are an intrinsic part of all that we do – and all that we are… and so we must speak up for human rights… The future of our world and the future of human rights go hand-in-hand.”
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Remarks to the Human Rights Council
Who is António Guterres?
António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017.
“Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace broker, a bridge-builder and a promoter of reform and innovation.”
António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres GCC GCL is a Portuguese politician and diplomat who is serving as the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015.
“We campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.”
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United Nations Human Rights Office of The High commissioner
“The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.”
International Human Rights Organisation
“International Human Rights Organization (IHRO) is a leading worldwide organization which advances action on ‘Human Rights’ issues for citizens. We believe in the philosophy of “Vasudev Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” meaning “The World Is One Family”. Our work is aligned with this core value of this philosophy and with vision of the United Nations. All our work is directed towards creating a better world for the future of humanity through a plethora of comprehensive projects.”