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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.
04-08-2016

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.
17-11-2015

Visit to Ukraine
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Simonovic has begun a 6 day visit to Ukraine, where he will be visiting both Kyiv and parts of the east.
21-09-2015

Zeid on small arms and human rights
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein briefs the UN Security Council on the human cost of the illicit transfer, destabilizing, accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
14-05-2015

Protect Afghan civilians - Simonovic
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic urges stronger protection for civilians in Afghanistan at the end of a seven-day mission to the country which took him to Kabul and the provinces of Nangarhar and Kapisa.
21-04-2015

Bombing in Jalalabad
ASG for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic condemns suicide attack in Jalalabad killing at least 35 people, during his visit to Jalalabad.
18-04-2015

Visit Afghanistan
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović visits Afghanistan (15 to 21 April) to assess the human rights impact of the handover of security tasks to Afghan forces and increased ground engagements.
15-04-2015

Mission to South Sudan
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, will visit South Sudan from 1 to 6 February to assess the human rights situation in the country. He will seek updates on progress in investigations of human rights violations and discuss ways to prevent further violations.
30-01-2015

Human rights in Burundi
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic calls on Burundi to ensure that human rights are fully protected ahead of next year’s presidential elections.
27-06-2014


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

Rio+20 Outcome: Human rights emerge as new pillar of sustainable development
UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, in Rio De Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), welcomed today the final outcome of the Conference
22-06-2012

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