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Media Releases and Statements

- OHCHR Pacific Op-ed by Matilda Boger - Northern Territory intervention law must comply with Australia’s human rights obligations, 22 May 2012

- OHCHR Pacific Op-ed by Matilda Bogner on World Press Freedom Day - “Press freedom, a delicate flower in the Pacific”, 3 May 2012

- OHCHR HQ News Release: Authorities in Papua New Guinea must respect independence of judiciary and uphold rule of law – Pillay, 27 April 2012

- OHCHR HQ News Release:UN Launches follow-up Mission to USA on Nuclear Legacy in the Marshall Islands, 20 April 2012

- OHCHR HQ News Release: Nuclear legacy in the Marshall Islands: “Nomads in their own country” – UN Expert, 30 March 2012

- Media Statement by SRVAW - Special Rapporteur on Violence against women finalises country mission to Papua New Guinea, 26 March 2012

- Media Statement by High Commissioner Navi Pillay on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 20 March 2012

- Media Statement by SRVAW - Special Rapporteur on violence against women finalises country mission to Solomon Islands, 16 March 2012

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - UN Human Rights Pacific Office welcomes proposal to remove PNG’s Sorcery Act, 8 March 2012

- OHCHR HQ Media Statement for International Women's Day - Pillay: Capitalizing on women’s potential in times of crisis, 7 March 2012

- OHCHR Pacific Meda Release – International Women’s Day – UN Human Rights Office celebrates rural women human rights defenders, 2 March 2012

- OHCHR HQ Media Release - Pillay welcomes lifting of emergency law in Fiji, encourages further steps to ensure human rights are upheld, 9 January 2012

- OHCHR Pacific Op-ed - Fiji's human rights situation in 2011, 16 December 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Op-ed - Australia's human rights situation in 2011, 15 December 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Op-ed - PNG's human rights situation in 2011, 14 December 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - UN report identifies successes in torture prevention, 13 December 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - Human rights in the Pacific, UPR, 2011, 12 December 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - UN welcomes reserved seats for women in PNG Parliament, 25 November 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - UN Human Rights joins 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence in the Pacific, 22 November 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - Media freedom key topic of regional meeting, 3 November 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - UN highlights regional human rights progress, 28 October 2011

- OHCHR Pacfic Op-ed - Decriminalizing homosexuality is an essential first step towards establishing genuine equality before the law, 11 October 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - World Mental Health Day, recognizing the rights of people with disabilities, 7 October 2011

- OHCHR HQ Media Release - “Vulnerable land users must be protected by international guidelines” – UN expert urges Rome summit, 4 October 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Op-ed - Pacific neighbours can learn from Tongas experience of police culture reform, 3 October 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - Palau Samoa and Solomon Islands give commitments to the UN Human Rights Council, 30 September 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - UN highlights housing rights in the Pacific on World Habitat Day, 30 September 2011

- OHCHR Pacfic Op-ed - The right to seek asylum and be treated humanely is enshrined in international law, 28 September 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - United Nations Human Rights Pacific Office congratulates Palau’s human rights progress, 23 September 2011

- Right of Reply/Letter to the Editor of Savali, 23 September 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Press Release - Regional Representative highlights importance of Human Rights in the Pacific on International Day of Peace, 21 September 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Op-ed - Freedom of Expression inVanuatu, 20 September 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - UN Human Rights Office Works Actively to Combat Torture in the Pacific, 6 June 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - Human rights not expendable even in times of crisis and recovery, warns UN expert on extreme poverty, 1 June 2011

- OHCHR Pacific Media Release - Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands have their human rights record reviewed by the Human Rights Council, 18 May 2011

- OHCHR/OCHA Pacific Media Release - Action needed to protect persons during natural disasters, 6 May 2011

- Statement on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and the launch of the thematic study on the prevention of torture and ill-treatment in the Pacific Region, 26 June 2009

- United Nations Press Release - High Commissioner for Human Rights concerned at re-imposition of State of Emergency in Fiji, 14 September 2007

- Statement by Paulo David, Regional Office for the Pacific - Placing women’s human rights at the centre of the UN human rights system, 10TH Triennial Conference on Pacific Women, Noumea, New Caledonia, 27–31 May 2007

- Statement by Paulo David, Regional Office for the Pacific - Integrating human rights in natural disasters management in the Pacific, Tanoa Plaza, Suva, Fiji Islands 9-11 May 2007

- Statement by Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - 8 December 2006 (States and International Community have a duty to fight poverty, High Commissioner for Human Rights says)

- United Nations Press Relase - High Commissioner for Human Rights - 6 December 2006 (High Commissioner for Human Rights calls for respect for human rights fundamental freedoms in Fiji)

- UN High Commissioner - Montreal 26 July 2006 (Presentation de la Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme à la Conférence internationale sur les droits humains des lesbiennes, gais, bisexueles et transgenres)

- OHCHR Opening Statement (Colloquium & Workshop for Judges and Lawyers on the Justiciablity of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Pacific Regiona in Suva, Fiji on 1 June 2006 to 3 June 2006

- Statement by Louse Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - 7 December 2005 (Human Rights Day, on terrorists and torturers, United Nations, New York, 7 December 2005)

- Statement by Paulo David - Regional Representative - Regional office for the Pacific (National Workshop on the Implementation of the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child by Fiji

- Statement by Paulo David - Regional Representative - Regional office for the Pacific (Pacific Consultation on Addressing Violence against Children, 26 - 28 September 2005, Suva, Fiji

 

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