Dear friends,

We are glad to inform you that after our pleasant experience with the Italian blog, the IIMA Human Rights Office has decided to open a new blog in English.

On this blog, you may follow our main activities with the United Nations and its mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights, as well as news from the UN bodies and IIMA offices in different countries related to the right to education.

Do you want to collaborate with us? You can apply for an internship at the IIMA Human Rights Office. Click here!

Have a great time reading!



18 December 2013: 
International Migrants Day

In his message, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon  stated: "Let us make migration work for the benefit of migrants and countries alike. We owe this to the millions of migrants who, through their courage, vitality and dreams, help make our societies more prosperous, resilient and diverse."
Read the whole message here.


“It always seems impossible until it's done.”  ― Nelson Mandela
Goodbye Madiba.


1993-2013 : 20 Years working for your Rights

Today, December, 5, we celebrate the Human Rights Day 2013, as a conclusion of a year-long commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, that was established in 1993, after the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, to represent the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity.
The event, held in Palais des Nations in Geneva, highlighted that the promotion and protection of human rights is a matter of priority for the international community, recalling the key message of the Vienna Declaration: “all human rights derive from the dignity and worth inherent in the human person, and that the human person is the central subject of human rights and fundamental freedoms”.