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 A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, 25 kilometres south of Mosul, wait by the roadside at an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah. ©Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett
A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, 25 kilometres south of Mosul, wait by the roadside at an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah
©Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett

ISIL forces civilians towards Mosul airport; UN rights office probes reports of mass graves

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) fighters have forced 1,500 families towards the airport in Mosul, the United Nations human rights wing said, adding that it is also looking into reports of mass graves near the city, where military operations are under way to oust the terrorists.

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 Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish language version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. © UN Photo

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights now available in more than 500 languages and dialects

The OHCHR collection of the world’s most translated document includes versions ranging from the most widely spoken languages to nearly extinct languages and dialects.



 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a group photo with participants at the high-level event of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Core Group 'Path2Equality: global leaders discuss progress towards lgbt equality'. Photo: UN/Kim Haughton

Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.



HR in the news

Promoting universal ratification of CRPD
Statement by Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the High-level Panel Meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 2 December 2016

Briefing to the Human Rights Council on the DRC and Reprisals
The Assistant Secretary General discussed his mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo and his mandate on reprisals

International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women
Joint call by UN Rapporteur on Violence against Women and all other global and regional mechanisms to end femicide and gender-based violence

Accountability for atrocities in Iraq - HC statement
A UN investigation is essential to look into allegations in Iraq

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.

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
High-level event on Death Penalty and Victims
From : 21-09-2016 To : 21-09-2016
New York
High-level event on 'Death Penalty and the Victims', at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.
 

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