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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
 The new OHCHR publication on the death penalty distributed to participants of the high-level event on “The Death Penalty and Victims”. UN Photo/Manuel Elias
 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
 Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
 Graph on increase of casualties in the last 8 years: Source: ‘Midyear Report 2016: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict’
 UN human rights officer Yulia Babuzhina guides police officers at a training course in Hakkha, Myanmar. (Aung Kyaw Myint)
 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Source: Screen grab from OHCHR video
 UN Free and Equal postage stamps – promoting LGBT equality worldwide. Source: UNPA
 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
 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
 Graphic featuring the message regarding how much does discrimination really cost
 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks on the telephone [file photo]. ©UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
 Prison fence with barb wire. ©UN Photo/Martine Perret
 A child washes himself in Kallyanpur, a slum in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. UN Photo/Kibae Park
 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon receives the report of the External Review Panel looking into allegations of sexual abuse by foreign military forces in the Central African Republic. UN Photo/Mark Garten
 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein addresses a special session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Burundi. UN Photo/Jess Hoffman
 Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, has been rocked by political violence for months. Photo: Phil Moore/IRIN
 The International Criminal Court (ICC) building in The Hague. Photo: ICC-CPI/Max Koot
 A woman and her daughters sit in candlelight in a bomb shelter on the outskirts of the city of Debaltsevo in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. Photo: UNICEF/Aleksey Filippov
 Flower laying ceremony, Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, New York ©UN Photo/Maulshree Gangwar
 Human Rights Day 2015 logo: Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always
 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein. ©UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré
 A group of signatories to the Geneva Climate Pledge stand with the document © OHCHR/DANIELLE KIRBY
 Nepalese passengers travel on top of a crowded bus in Kathmandu, Nepal, 16 November 2015.
 Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights © UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré
 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. ©UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
 Justice gavel / Photo: UNODC
 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon / UN Photo/Mark Garten
 Two detainees behind the bars of the prison walls at the National Penitentiary of Haiti, 10 May 2012. ©UN Photo/Victoria Hazou
 Migrants and asylum-seekers, mostly Syrian Kurds, sit in the yard outside a schoolhouse-turned-reception centre, known as Vrazhdebna, on the outskirts of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Photo: Jodi Hilton/IRIN
 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard (file)
 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein  at the event on Moving Away from the Death Penalty: The Voices of Victims' Families
 End Executions campaign logo and image
 Relatives of missing persons from Sri Lanka’s 26-year long civil war hold their pictures during a meeting in the capital Colombo. Photo: IRIN/Amantha Perera
 HC Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at HRC 30 © UN Photo/Jean-Marc FERRE
 Five-year-old Nikita, whose father was killed during shelling while returning home from work, stands at his window in a district in the city of Pervomaysk in Donetsk Oblast (December 2014). Photo: © UNICEF/NYHQ2014-3507/Volpi
 Children in the Khanke Camp near Dohuk city, Iraq, which mainly houses Yazidis fleeing from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Photo: UNAMI
 Court gavel / Photo: UNODC
 Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia / UN Photo/Mark Garten
 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
 Hadjara, 8, fled a Boko Haram attack against Baga in Nigeria with her family. She was shot during the attack and her arm had to be amputated at Baga-Sola hospital in Chad. Photo: OCHA/Caroline Birch
 In 1995, a government soldier reads out the names of soldiers who are confirmed survivors or escapees from the fallen city of Srebrenica. UNICEF/NYHQ1995-0553/LeMoyne
 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) pride march. Photo: OHCHR/Joseph Smida
 Opening of the 29th regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy
 Albinos. Photo: IRIN/Helen Blakesley
 Participants of the Eighth Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the first day of the Conference. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
 51-year-old Gervais with his wife, four children and two nephews, who paddled across Lake Cahoha, in Northern Burundi, into Rwanda. Photo: ©UNICEF Burundi/Y. Nijimbere/2015
 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov of Tajikistan in Dushanbe. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
 Indonesian fishermen have rescued hundreds of Bangladeshis and Rohingya from Myanmar in May, including these children. ©Photo: UNHCR
 An armored personnel carrier on patrol near Beni, where the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is supporting the Congolese National Forces (FARDC) in an operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (A
 Albinism campaign logo
 Two boys sit amid belongings on the roof of a vehicle fleeing Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Mohammed Hamoud
 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon / UN Photo/Mark Garten
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 Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights speaks to the press during a visit to South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS
 Refugees in the Bahirka Camp near Erbil in Northern Iraq © UNAMI
 The UN Human Rights Council holds a Special Session to discuss the conflict in Gaza © UN Photo/Violaine Martin
 Refugee children in front of a UNHCR tent at the Khazir camp for Internally Displaced Persons, Iraq. Photo: UNAMI
 “This time around, once again, civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict. High Commissioner for Human Rights.© UN Photo/ Sarah Fretwell
 More efforts are needed to protect civilians from the harms of conflict and to ensure accountability for those deliberately and indiscriminately killing them,” said the Director of Human Rights for UNAMA, Georgette Gagnon. © UNAMA/ Fardin Waezi
 Together, we can finally end this cruel and inhumane practice everywhere around the world.” Ban Ki-moon © UN Photo/Martine Perret
 Members of Burundi’s ruling party youth wing © IRIN/Desire Nimubona
 The UN Human Rights Office launches a new video to promote LGBT rights © OHCHR
 A makeshift shelter of Romanian workers in Germany © EPA/Andreas Arnold
 Retired Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova speaks about sports and homophobia at the UN headquarters in New York. © UN Photo
 Malala Yousafzai, one of the six laureates of the 2013 UN Human Rights Prize. © UN Photo/Amanda Voisard
 Screen grab of the Free and Equal campaign © OHCHR
 Navi Pillay speaking at the first ministerial meeting on LGBT rights in New York, 26 September 2013 © UN Photo/ Amanda Voisard
 A Vienna+20 high-level event at the United Nations in New York, 2013 © OHCHR/Nenad Vasić
 UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, Justice Edwin Cameron and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Cape Town, South Africa © Casey Crafford
 OHCHR Global Panel: Damien Echols, victim of wrongful conviction exonerated after 18 years on death row (on the left) with Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović
 Two participants at the panel discussion on living in extreme poverty holding a sign on education for the poorest.
 LGBT rights are human rights: view the video “The Riddle” © OHCHR
 Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses the Security Council © UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flanked by pop singers Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Ricky Martin at the United Nations, December 11. Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas
 Students in a rally in Spain © EPA/JAVIER CEBOLLADA
 Czech Foreign Minister Deposits Country’s Voluntary Pledge on Rule of Law ©UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
 Palestinian blind children play in the schoolyard during their gym class in Al Nour United Nations special school for blind children in Gaza City. ©EPA Photo/Ali Ali
 A demonstration in support of the rights of LGBT persons, Washington, U.S.A. © EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
 Photographs from the World Press Photo 2012 exhibit at the United Nations. Photo credit: Leila Lohman
 Special event on "Women's Political Participation and Leadership", held during the 52nd session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 9 July 2012, UN Headquarters in New York ©OHCHR/Nenad Vasic
 Maarit Kohonen Sheriff, deputy head of the UN Human Rights Office in New York, leads the discussion on human rights systems. ©Photo: UNITAR
 Police forensic officers in counter-terrorism operation in Birmingham, U.K. © EPA/David Jones
 The High Commissioner with Kirk Bloodsworth, Douglas Mendes and Ivan Šimonović
 A look inside the bleak Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh ©UN Photo/Mark Garten
 Kamako residents, including some of those expelled from Angola, gather to meet with UN human rights officials © MONUSCO / Myriam Asmani
 A young woman pumps water in Eritrea © UN Photo/Milton Grant
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 Finnish hip-hop artist Signmark performing at the Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza in New York.
 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) greets Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the treaty body strengthening consultations
 Yemeni man sells corn cobs next to anti-government protesters in Sanaa, on 24 March 2011 © EPA/YAHYA ARHAB
 The Human Rights Council in session in Geneva, March 2009  © UN Photo/Pierre-Michel Virot
 High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. © UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré
 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses Heads of Human Rights Components in peace missions on 7 February 2012 - Nenad Vasic/OHCHR
 A woman attending the human rights workshop organized by the UN mission in Libya.
 Navi Pillay (left), UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in Libya
 Birthday cake decorated with ribbons and the Celebrate Human Rights logo ©UNIC/Ivan Laca
 2011 was the International Year for People of African Descent © OHCHR
 Two Libyan women flash the 'Victory sign' © EPA photo/Mohamed Messara
 A man waves a flag and carries a sign that says 'Ben Ali Leave' © EPA/Lucas Dolega
 Video featuring people from all over the world explaining what human rights means to them © Nick Bertke (Pogo)
 A women poses in front of a graffiti representing the sun © UN PHOTO/Martine Perret
 “Human trafficking is one of the major ills of our times.” © IOM Photo
 Indonesian women activists hold a placard during Valentine's Day © EPA photo/WEDA
 A call for global action to advance the realisation of the right to development © UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
 Millions of children globally are homeless and live on the streets © EPA/Francis R. Malasig

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