Monitoring and advocacy for respect of human rights by the Southern African (SADC) human rights organisations and groups appear very weak at the United Nations Human Rights Council. This is evidenced in the formal and informal gatherings of the HRC. There are many reasons for this lack of visibility but skills, capacity and resources are attributable to this gap. HURISA attends the sessions of HRC to advocate for change in the situation of human rights from the grassroots. Monitoring at HRC is very critical to ensure that South Africa uses its human rights record to change human rights situations in the globe. This is done by engaging South African officials at UN and domestically on recommendations for redevelopment of resolutions and human rights policies to end discrimination on the ground of sex and gender. Our lobbying skills are been sharpened to contribute constructively in the programme of the HRC. HURISA organises strategies interventions with HRDs and contributes in joint submissions of NGOs in the UPR processes.
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- Central African Republic: Guterres says UN mission committed to protecting civilians, helping stabilize country, as violence flares 17 November, 2018Amid a recent uptick in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday said he stood in solidarity with the crisis torn country and warned that attacks against defenseless civilians and UN ‘blue helmets’ may amount to war crimes.
- UN chief condemns killing of ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo, as violence erupts prior to elections 15 November, 2018United Nations Secretary-General António Gutteres condemned the killing of seven peacekeepers on Wednesday serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which is also confronting a lethal Ebola outbreak.
- Sahel States need international support ‘now more than ever’– UN peacekeeping chief 15 November, 2018Africa’s crisis-torn Sahel region needs support from the international community “now more than ever,” the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, told the Security Council on Thursday.
- Eritrea sanctions lifted amid growing rapprochement with Ethiopia: Security Council 14 November, 2018A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, were unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of an historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July.
- CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: DR Congo Prospers from Environmental Protection 13 November, 2018Families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being supported by their government and the United Nations to protect the environment and build what the UN Development Programme calls “climate-resilient lives.”
- Government must ‘secure’ polls in key DR Congo vote due next month: UN envoy 13 November, 2018With key national elections due next month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed groups in the east of the country still threaten to derail the vote, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.
- Building climate resilience and peace, go hand in hand for Africa’s Sahel – UN forum 13 November, 2018To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission highlighted on Tuesday.
- UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa 12 November, 2018Outer space and disaster response experts, on Monday, gathered at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how “big data” including social media, crowdsourcing and satellite imaging, can reduce the risk of natural disasters in Africa and support response efforts when they strike.