Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. Part 2, Human Rights. Chapter 1, Promotion of human rights
In 2002, human rights were promoted through a number of initiatives regarding legally binding instruments and the Commission on Human Rights and its subsidiary body, the Subcommission 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. The monitoring bodies of human rights instruments 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. The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography entered into force, the latter on 18 January and the former on 12 February. The Optional Protocol to the 1984 Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, intended to establish a system of regular visits to places of detention, was adopted by the Commission in April, the Economic and Social Council in July and the General Assembly in December. The Assembly approved the Secretary-General's appointment of Sergio Vieira de Mello (Brazil) as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for a four-year term, beginning on 12 September.
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, 2002. v. 56; Vol. 56
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