• 1 Mar 2008

    The third of May 2008 marked the commencement of a new chapter in the history of the fight for the rights of persons with disabilities. With the entry into force of the first ever comprehensive human rights treaty of persons with disabilities - the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - a new reality has been set in motion, in which the dignity and worth of about 650 million persons throughout the world can finally be affirmed, promoted and ultimately ensured. The world's most disadvantaged minority now has at its disposal an effective legal tool to end the injustice, discrimination and violation of rights that they have been consistently confronted with.

  • 6 Feb 2008

    First top local woman official at UN lets emotions sharpen her focus

  • 14 Nov 2007

    Only six weeks after taking on her new position as Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Ms. Noeleen Heyzer outlined for iSeek her vision for the regional commission that is home to “two thirds of humanity”.