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Ivan Simonovic in Ukraine
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović announced the immediate deployment of a UN human rights monitoring team throughout Ukraine, including Crimea, to help establish facts surrounding human rights violations.

Uganda / homosexuality
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay denounced the new anti-homosexuality law in Uganda, which she said would institutionalise discrimination and could encourage harassment and violence.

Appeal for restraint in Egypt
In the wake of escalating violence in Egypt, High Commissioner Navi Pillay calls for a prompt investigation into incidents that led to the regrettable loss of lives, and appeals on all sides to exercise restraint.

South Sudan
Fighting in South Sudan has turned into a horrifying humanitarian and human rights disaster with mass atrocities committed by both sides, says UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović at the end of a visit to the country.

Music champions
Award-winning US Hip Hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis join the UN's Free & Equal Campaign, adding their voices to the call for LGBT equality.

Guinea Bissau
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights urges the government of Guinea Bissau to strengthen its fight against impunity.

UN human rights official in Guinea Bissau
The Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights will conduct the first ever high-level human rights mission to Guinea Bissau from 7 to 11 July 2013.

Uzbekistan rights
ASG Ivan Simonovic welcomes rights progress in Uzbekistan but highlights continuing concerns including torture and arbitrary detention.

High-level mission to Turkmenistan
Ivan Simonovic, Assistant for Human Rights to the United Nations Secretary General, concludes his official visit to Turkmenistan, 24 - 25 May 2013.

Racism, the web and extremist groups
Two key reports on racism and the internet, and the challenges posed by extremist political parties, movements and groups, by UN Special Rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere

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