Yearbook of the United Nations, 2000. Part 2, Human Rights. Chapter 1, Promotion of human rights
United Nations efforts to promote human rights continued in 2000 through the Commission on Human Rights and its subsidiary body, the Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights continued its human rights coordination and implementation activities, and provided advisory services and technical cooperation. Human rights instruments and their monitoring bodies promoted civil, political, economic,social and cultural rights, and aimed to eliminate racial discrimination and discrimination against women, to protect children and to end the practice of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. IN May, the General Assembly adopted an optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on involvement of children in armed conflict, as well as an optional protocol to that Convention on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. The international community observed the International Year for the Culture of Peace, proclaimed by the General Assembly in 1997.
UN - UN. General Assembly - UN. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - UN. Commission on Human Rights - HUMAN RIGHTS - TREATIES - CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS - ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS - RACIAL DISCRIMINATION - TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL TREATMENT - WOMEN'S STATUS - GENDER DISCRIMINATION - WOMEN'S RIGHTS - RIGHTS OF THE CHILD - MIGRANT WORKERS - GENOCIDE - HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2000. v. 54; Vol. 54
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