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 Refugees in the Bahirka Camp near Erbil in Northern Iraq
Refugees in the Bahirka Camp near Erbil in Northern Iraq
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Community, religious leaders must condemn ISIL ‘atrocities’ – UN rights official

“ISIL and associated armed groups have perpetrated widespread and systematic violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law, which in some instances may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity," United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović, said as he wrapped up his week-long mission to Iraq.


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Funding gap looms amid efforts to tackle ‘twin plagues’ Ebola, ISIL, warns UN rights chief

In his first briefing to the press since taking up the four-year post on 1 September, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said he was “shocked” that just six weeks into his job, he already had to look at making cuts and “battle” to find resources.



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UN marks World Day against Death Penalty with strong calls to end 'cruel practice'

The continuing application of the death penalty is a “cruel practice” that undermines human dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said as he urged Member States to “reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights” and impose moratoriums on executions.



HR in the news

Zeid addresses UN General Assembly
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein addresses the UN General Assembly in New York about key human rights challenges, the importance of defending human rights defenders and the crucial need to adequately fund the work of the UN Human Rights Office.

Justice that kills – the death penalty in the 21st century
Key note speech by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, on the occasion of 12th World Day against the Death Penalty; Geneva, 09 October 2014

Interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in Ukraine
Statement by Mr. Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the Interactive dialogue on the situation of human rights in Ukraine at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 24 September 2014

Statement to the Security Council by Ivan Šimonović on the human rights situation in Ukraine
The Assistant Secretary-General said intense fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine was extremely alarming, with rapid escalation of hostilities since the end of the 10-day ceasefire on 30 June

Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Remarks by ASG Ivan Šimonović at the launch of the Reparations Guidance Note for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, New York, 31 July 2014

Burundi Configuration of Peacebuilding Fund, Thursday 10 July 2014
Statement of Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic at the Burundi Configuration of Peacebuilding Fund, Thursday 10 July 2014

Meetings and Events

From : 20-01-2014 To : 24-01-2014
New York
WG on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice
From : 18-02-2014 To : 18-02-2014
New York
States parties will elect one new member of the Human Rights Committee to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of one member.
From : 25-05-2014 To : 25-05-2014
New York
State Parties will elect nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child which monitors implementation of the Convention.
From : 10-06-2014 To : 12-06-2014
New York
State Parties will elect nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which monitors the implementation of the Convention.
From : 24-06-2014 To : 24-06-2014
New York
States parties will elect nine new members of the Human Rights Committee which monitors implementation of the Covenant and one additional member to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member Committee.
From : 26-06-2014 To : 26-06-2014
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 : 02-07-2014 To : 02-07-2014
New York
Panel discussion, 2 July, CR1, UNHQ, New York
From : 28-07-2014 To : 01-08-2014
New York
WG on the use of mercenaries
Moving Away from the Death Penatly: National Leadership
From : 25-09-2014 To : 25-09-2014
New York
High-level side event at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Headquarters, New York
 

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