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 Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. ©UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
©UN Photo/Pierre Albouy

Indonesia: UN rights chief urges region's 'most prolific executioner' to end practice

The UN human rights chief expressed alarm at reports that up to 14 people face imminent execution in Indonesia, most of them for drug-related offences, calling on the authorities of “the most prolific executioner” in Southeast Asia to immediately reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty.

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 Graph on increase of casualties in the last 8 years: Source: ‘Midyear Report 2016: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict’

Afghan civilian casualties hit half-year record, with 5,166 dead or maimed – UN

In the first six months of this year, 5,166 civilians were either killed or maimed in Afghanistan, a half-year record since counting began in 2009, a new UN report shows.



 UN Free and Equal postage stamps – promoting LGBT equality worldwide. Source: UNPA

New stamps promoting LGBT equality worldwide unveiled at UN

The UN Postal Administration unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal – a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality launched and led by OHCHR.



HR in the news

Accountability for atrocities in Iraq - HC statement
A UN investigation is essential to look into allegations in Iraq

Treaty Body impact
UN treaty bodies are more effective since the General Assembly’s resolution in 2014 to strengthen the system, but more work and ultimately more resources are needed, a report by the UN Secretary General says.

Realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Statement by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the special event on Realization of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, New York, 13 July 2016

Human rights in Ukraine
Statement by the Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Mr. Ivan Šimonović at the OSCE/Permanent Council, Vienna, 7 July 2016

Remarks by Mr. Ivan Šimonoviæ
Remarks by Mr. Ivan Šimonoviæ, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at the Informal Briefing to the General Assembly on the situation in Syria

Meetings and Events

Meeting of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
From : 18-04-2016 To : 27-04-2016
New York
From : 30-05-2016 To : 03-06-2016
New York
The annual Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies provides a forum for members of the ten bodies to discuss their work and consider ways to enhance the effectiveness of the treaty body system as a whole.
From : 21-06-2016 To : 21-06-2016
New York
State Parties will elect new members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women which monitors the implementation of the Convention.
From : 23-06-2016 To : 23-06-2016
New York
States parties will elect nine new members of the Human Rights Committee which monitors implementation of the Covenant.
From : 28-06-2016 To : 28-06-2016
New York
State Parties will elect new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Meeting of the Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice
From : 18-07-2016 To : 22-07-2016
New York
Meeting of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries
From : 18-07-2016 To : 22-07-2016
New York
 

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