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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.
14-03-2014

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.
24-02-2014

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.
27-01-2014

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.
17-01-2014

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.
26-11-2013

Guinea Bissau
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights urges the government of Guinea Bissau to strengthen its fight against impunity.
15-07-2013

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.
03-07-2013

Uzbekistan rights
ASG Ivan Simonovic welcomes rights progress in Uzbekistan but highlights continuing concerns including torture and arbitrary detention.
29-05-2013

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.
27-05-2013

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