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Human rights - New York


 UN human rights officer Yulia Babuzhina guides police officers at a training course in Hakkha, Myanmar. (Aung Kyaw Myint)
UN human rights officers travel the length and breadth of Myanmar to train over 1,000 police officers on the best practices that drive human rights-based policing

 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.



 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Source: Screen grab from OHCHR video

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN panel finds

The founder of the WikiLeaks website, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom, as a result of the legal action against him by both Governments, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said.



HR in the news

Death penalty in Africa
The African continent is a key UN partner in the fight to end the death penalty. Yet even as it makes major strides away from the death penalty, some worrying developments cloud the horizon.

Report on situation in Ukraine
Security Council briefing on the 12th OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine: Statement by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, New York, 11 December 2015

Counter-Terrorism Committee
Statement by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights to the Counter Terrorism Committee, New York, 10 December 2015

Human rights in Somalia
At the end of a five-day visit to Somalia, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic called on the country’s international partners to increase their support to the Federal Government in its efforts to advance human rights.

Africa and the death penalty: Time to let go!
Op_ed by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

Meetings and Events

Meeting of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
From : 18-04-2016 To : 27-04-2016
New York
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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