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Human Rights Timeline: Multimedia

Non-UN multimedia resources

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About the UN Human Rights Office

OHCHR Youtube video, 3:45 
The video is about the work of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

What is a Human Right?

OHCHR Youtube video,  1:44 
An introduction to the concept of human rights, and the United Nations framework to promote and protect human rights.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

OHCHR Youtube video, 6:10
Almost 70 years ago the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common human rights standard for all everyone, everywhere. This video provides the history, content and ongoing significance of the document.

The Work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Lecture by Dr. Havanethem Pillay at Durham Universtiy

Youtube video by Durhamuniverstiy 1:27:56
Lecture given on 5 November 2014 as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series.

What is the Human Rights Council?

OHCHR Youtube video, 1:22 
An introduction to the work of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Special Procedures - A Spotlight on Individual and Collective Human Rights

OHCHR Youtube video, 8:11

What is a Human Rights Treaty Body?

OHCHR Youtube video, 1:22
An introduction to the work of the United Nations human rights treaty body.

The Human Rights Treaty Body System

OHCHR Youtube video, 39:07 
This film presents the work of the UN treaty body system which monitors the implementation by States of the core international human rights treaties. Since the film's release, an additional human rights treaty has entered in force (the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance), bringing the total number of international human rights treaty bodies to ten.

A Path to Dignity : The Power of Human Rights Education

OHCHR Youtube video, 28:13
A documentary which demonstrates the impact of human rights education. Successful practices and projects in India, Australia and Turkey illustrate the power of human rights education in transforming people's lives and empowering individuals to make a difference in their communities.