United Nations
UN General Assembly

Campaigning to put human rights at the heart of the United Nations

Human rights diplomacy is everybody’s business. Make your voice count at the UN: join Amnesty International’s UN campaigns!

The UN is essential to ensuring accountability by member states for their human rights obligations and commitments. The UN is also a key platform for the development of international human rights laws and standards.

Amnesty International campaigns to put human rights violations on the UN agenda and makes recommendations for action by member states and UN institutions to protect human rights in all countries. Amnesty International also works to strengthen the effectiveness of the UN human rights machinery.

 

News and Updates

UN to monitor human rights situation in Iran

25 March 2011

The decision comes amid concern at mass human rights violations committed during an ongoing crackdown on dissent and an increased use of the death penalty.

Civilians must be protected during Libya military action

18 March 2011

Amnesty International calls on any forces that may become involved in the Libya conflict to respect fully the laws of war.

UN urged to put human rights first in Middle East

15 March 2011

Amnesty International has asked the UN Secretary-General to do more to help combat violations in Libya and support human rights in Egypt and Tunisia.

Video and Audio

Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

10 December 2008

The Price of Silence is a global musical mosaic that powerfully delivers on the message that human rights begin at home and that people world-wide are united in figh

Video: Sixty years of human rights failure

27 May 2008

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.

Video: How things could change

24 October 2008

How things could change if those who suffered violations of their Economic, Social and Cultural rights could get redress.