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    International Women's Day 2023: "For an inclusive digital world: Innovation and technology for gender equality"

    The United Nations celebration of International Women's Day recognizes and honors women and girls and women's and feminist organizations who are fighting for the advancement of transformative technology and access to digital education. International Women's Day 2023 will explore the effects of the digital gender divide on growing social and economic inequalities. It will also highlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces and addressing gender-based violence online and that facilitated by new communication technologies.

    Incorporating women, as well as those traditionally marginalized groups, into technology allows for more creative solutions and has greater potential for innovations that meet women's needs and promote gender equality. Its lack of inclusion, on the other hand, has an enormous cost. According to UN Women's Gender Snapshot 2022 report, the exclusion of women from the digital world has cut $1 trillion from the gross domestic product of low- and middle-income countries in the past decade, a loss that will rise to $1.5 trillion by 2025 if no action is taken. To reverse this trend, it will be necessary to address the problem of online violence, which, according to a study carried out in 51 countries, 38% of women have personally suffered.


    Incorporating a transformative gender perspective in innovation, technology and digital education would help women and girls learn more about their rights and enhance their exercise and activism. Advances in digital technology offer new possibilities to solve humanitarian and development challenges and to realize the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. Unfortunately, the opportunities that the digital revolution opens up also pose the risk of perpetuating the current dynamics of gender inequality. Growing inequalities are increasingly evident in the context of digital skills and access to technologies, a digital divide that leaves women behind. Therefore, the development of digital and inclusive education and transformative technology is a fundamental requirement for a sustainable future.

  • Bulletin international days 2023


    Bulletin international days 2023

    The United Nations dedicates certain days, weeks, years and decades to celebrate specific events or themes, in order to promote, through awareness and action, the objectives of the Organization. In general, it is the Member States that propose these commemorations and the General Assembly approves them through a resolution. These celebrations are sometimes declared by the specialized agencies of the United Nations System - such as UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO, etc. - when it comes to matters that fall within their field of competence. This has created a calendar with International Days, Weeks, Years and Decades that is constantly updated, since new commemorations are established frequently.Although there are several names by which these designated dates can be designated - international, world, universal days of the UN, etc. - the use of one term or another does not make any difference in terms of the nature of the days. . It is only the preference of the author of the proposal.

  • Bulleti ONUBIB 4 2022


    Bulleti ONUBIB 4 2022

    We end the year 2022 with this fourth Bulletin in which, once again, we are forced to include a section on the war unleashed by Russia in Ukraine.
    In previous Bulletins we have already discussed this conflict and the challenge it poses to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
    But in this Bulletin we want to highlight the rest of the sections of the Bulletin. The reader will find timely information in it about the start of the 77th session of the General Assembly,
    as well as the annual report of the Secretary General on the work of the Organization. Both sections are essential to understand the breadth of the challenges, ambitions, achievements and setbacks of
    the activity of the World Organization in the last year.
    The activity carried out in the fields of maintaining international peace and security; economic and social development; respect, protection and guarantee of human rights; attention to the most pressing humanitarian issues; cooperation in the field of drug control, crime prevention and the fight against terrorism; of action to achieve the disarmament of nuclear, chemical and conventional weapons; the promotion of justice and international law in international relations; of environmental protection; or the advances in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, are an example of an improbable activity of the United Nations Organization that neither the war in Ukraine nor international tensions manage to stop.
    An important milestone on this path, fully reported in the Bulletin, has been the proclamation, by the General Assembly, of access to a clean and healthy environment, as a universal human right. This is an essential step to be able to demand that all authorities, national and international, exercise respectful, protective and rehabilitative policies for the environment. It is not convenient, it is a requirement whose non-compliance implies a serious violation of individual and collective human rights.
    Without a doubt, it is a satisfaction to be able to continue counting the advances in the achievement of the purposes and principles that have inspired the United Nations since 1945.
    However, we must admit that we do not know if we will be able to continue carrying out this task in the future. This Bulletin is not only the last Bulletin of the year 2022, but we fear that, if the means to avoid it are not adopted, it could also be the last ONUBIB Bulletin.

  • Human Rights Day. 10 December


    Human Rights Day. 10 December

    Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.
    2022 Theme: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All
    Join us for a year-long campaign to promote and recognise the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    The 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be celebrated on 10 December 2023. Ahead of this milestone, starting on this year's Human Rights Day on 10 December 2022, we will launch a year-long campaign to showcase the UDHR by focusing on its legacy, relevance and activism.
    In the decades since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, human rights have become more recognised and more guaranteed across the globe. It has since served as the foundation for an expanding system of human rights protection that today focuses also on vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and migrants.
    However, the promise of the UDHR, of dignity and equality in rights, has been under a sustained assault in recent years. As the world faces challenges new and ongoing – pandemics, conflicts, exploding inequalities, morally bankrupt global financial system, racism, climate change – the values, and rights enshrined in the UDHR provide guideposts for our collective actions that do not leave anyone behind.
    The year-long campaign seeks to shift the needle of understanding and action towards greater knowledge of the universality of the UDHR and the activism associated with it.
    Resources https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day/resources

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 25 November


    International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 25 November

    Despite the adoption of the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) by the UN General Assembly in 1979, violence against women and girls remains a pervasive problem worldwide.
    To that end, the General Assembly issued resolution 48/104, laying the foundation for the road towards a world free of gender-based violence.
    Another bold step in the right direction was embodied by an initiative launched in 2008 and known as the UNiTE to End Violence against Women. It aims to raise public awareness around the issue as well as increase both policymaking and resources dedicated to ending violence against women and girls worldwide.
    Yet, there is still a long way to go at the global scale. To date, only two out of three countries have outlawed domestic violence, while 37 countries worldwide still exempt rape perpetrators from prosecution if they are married to or eventually marry the victim and 49 countries currently have no laws protecting women from domestic violence.
    Women's rights activists have observed 25 November as a day against gender-based violence since 1981. This date was selected to honour the Mirabal sisters, three political activists from the Dominican Republic who were brutally murdered in 1960 by order of the country’s ruler, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).
    On 20 December 1993, the General Assembly adopts the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women through resolution 48/104, paving the path towards eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.
    Finally, on 7 February 2000, the General Assembly adopts resolution 54/134, officially designating 25 November as the International day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and in doing so, inviting governments, international organizations as well as NGOs to join together and organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the issue every year on that date.
    Resources: https://www.un.org/en/observances/ending-violence-against-women-day/resources

  • World Children's Day. 20 November


    World Children's Day. 20 November

    By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the UN Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way that each considers appropriate.
    The date 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.
    The Convention, which is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard.
    On the basis of the Convention and joint efforts by all the countries and regions, let us promote and celebrate children’s right on the World Children's Day, and continuously build up a friendly environment for children in the world through dialogue and actions. Resources: https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-childrens-day/resources