Speeches, Statements and Videos on Human Rights Defenders and Civic Space


High Commissioner’s video message on the UN Guidance Note on civic space (28 October 2020)

GA75 event on “Participation, human rights and the governance challenges ahead” (25 September 2020)

Speeches and remarks made by the UN Secretary General

Speeches and statements made by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

See also:  High-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly on the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (December 2018)

View full plenary session

Download Extracts from the plenary session (PDF)