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 UN human rights officer Yulia Babuzhina guides police officers at a training course in Hakkha, Myanmar. (Aung Kyaw Myint)
UN human rights officers travel the length and breadth of Myanmar to train over 1,000 police officers on the best practices that drive human rights-based policing

Policing human rights in Myanmar

UN human rights officers travel the length and breadth of Myanmar to train over 1,000 police officers on the best practices that drive human rights-based policing.


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 UN Free and Equal postage stamps – promoting LGBT equality worldwide. Source: UNPA

New stamps promoting LGBT equality worldwide unveiled at UN

The UN Postal Administration unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal – a global UN campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality launched and led by OHCHR.



 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Source: Screen grab from OHCHR video

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN panel finds

The founder of the WikiLeaks website, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom, as a result of the legal action against him by both Governments, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said.



HR in the news

Statement by Mr. Ivan Šimonović
Statement by Mr. Ivan Šimonović, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at the Regional consultation on enhancing cooperation in the Americas

Cooperation and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights
Remarks by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, to the Human Rights Council on Cooperation and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights, Geneva, 22 March 2016

Report on South Sudan
Remarks by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council on the Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on South Sudan, Geneva, 22 March 2016

Burundi
Remarks by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the Human Rights Council interactive dialogue on Burundi, Geneva, 22 March 2016

Briefing to the Security Council on Burundi
The High Commissioner told the Security Council that despite "some positive signals by the Government", he continues to have "grave concerns" about human rights violations in Burundi.

Meetings and Events

Meeting of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
From : 18-04-2016 To : 27-04-2016
New York
From : 30-05-2016 To : 03-06-2016
New York
The annual Meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies provides a forum for members of the ten bodies to discuss their work and consider ways to enhance the effectiveness of the treaty body system as a whole.
From : 21-06-2016 To : 21-06-2016
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 : 23-06-2016 To : 23-06-2016
New York
States parties will elect nine new members of the Human Rights Committee which monitors implementation of the Covenant.
From : 28-06-2016 To : 28-06-2016
New York
State Parties will elect new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Meeting of the Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice
From : 18-07-2016 To : 22-07-2016
New York
Meeting of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries
From : 18-07-2016 To : 22-07-2016
New York
 

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