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 A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, 25 kilometres south of Mosul, wait by the roadside at an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah. ©Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett
A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, 25 kilometres south of Mosul, wait by the roadside at an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah
©Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett

ISIL forces civilians towards Mosul airport; UN rights office probes reports of mass graves

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) fighters have forced 1,500 families towards the airport in Mosul, the United Nations human rights wing said, adding that it is also looking into reports of mass graves near the city, where military operations are under way to oust the terrorists.

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 Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish language version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. © UN Photo

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights now available in more than 500 languages and dialects

The OHCHR collection of the world’s most translated document includes versions ranging from the most widely spoken languages to nearly extinct languages and dialects.



 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a group photo with participants at the high-level event of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Core Group 'Path2Equality: global leaders discuss progress towards lgbt equality'. Photo: UN/Kim Haughton

Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.



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From : 20-06-2017 To : 20-06-2017
New York
Meeting of States Parties to elect five members of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), 10am, Conf. Room 3, UN Headquarters
From : 22-06-2017 To : 22-06-2017
New York
Meeting of States parties to elect nine members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), 10am, Conf. Room 3, UN Headquarters
From : 27-06-2017 To : 30-06-2017
New York
Annual meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies
From : 28-06-2017 To : 28-06-2017
New York
Meeting of States parties in order to elect seven members of the Migrant Workers Committee (CMW), 10am, Conf. Room 3, UN Headquarters
 

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