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 Boys hold a large piece of twisted metal near homes that were destroyed in an air strike, in Okash Village, near Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. ©UNICEF/Mohammed Hamoud
Boys hold a large piece of twisted metal near homes that were destroyed in an air strike, in Okash Village, near Sana’a, the capital of Yemen
©UNICEF/Mohammed Hamoud

Yemen: civilian casualties top 8,100 as airstrikes and shelling continue, UN reports

Civilians are suffering a “terrible toll” in the fighting tearing Yemen apart, with casualties now topping 8,100, nearly 2,800 of them killed, amid Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, shelling by Houthi groups and other clashes, the UN reported.

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Wrecked Lives, Corporate Losses & Sluggish Growth: the Real Cost of Discrimination

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people hurts people, companies and nations is the message of a new UN Free & Equal Campaign video narrated by Star Trek Actor Zachary Quinto.



 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy

UN human rights chief calls on Thai Government to probe scores of enforced disappearances

Calling on Thailand to criminalize enforced disappearance in line with international standards, the High Commissioner urged the Government to investigate the whereabouts of at least 82 people listed as disappeared.



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

From : 23-06-2015 To : 23-02-2015
New York
Third Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CPED) to elect five members of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) whose terms are set to expire on 30 June 2015; 23 June 2015, 10am, Conf. Room 1, UN Headquarters
From : 26-06-2015 To : 26-06-2015
New York
Twenty-sixth Meeting of States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to elect nine members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD); Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10am, Conf. Room 1, UN Headquarters
From : 30-06-2015 To : 30-06-2015
New York
Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families to elect seven members of the Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW); Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10am, Conf. Room 1, UN Headquarters
From : 30-06-2015 To : 30-06-2015
New York
A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families; panel discussion following the election of the members of the CMW committee; Tuesday , 30 June, 11am, CR1, UNHQ
From : 09-12-2015 To : 09-12-2015
New York
Human Rights Day: Panel discussion on Human Rights up Front, 9 December 3pm, ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ
 

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