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 The UN Human Rights Office indicators measure progress in human rights policy development and implementation
The indicators developed by the UN Human Rights Office are now used by many countries, globally, to track progress in human rights policy development and implementation
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A best-seller: the users’ manual for implementation of human rights indicators

The indicators framework designed by the UN Human Rights Office to assist implementation of public policies inclusive of the fundamental human rights principles is fast becoming an essential tool for States, so much so, that the “how-to” Guide has become a ‘best-seller’.
 
At a special side event at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, the Governments of Portugal and Paraguay collaborated to promote the recently developed framework for measuring human rights.


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 Christopher Dube and Aleksandra Plesko of OHCHR discuss at the workshop, Cape Town, South Africa, June 2014 © OHCHR/ Samia Slimane

Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples in Southern Africa

A new manual guides National Human Rights Institutions and indigenous communities in promoting the rights of indigenous peoples.



 The UN Human Rights Council holds a Special Session to discuss the conflict in Gaza © UN Photo/Violaine Martin

An independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate the conflict in the occupied Palestinian territories

Meeting in Special Session to assess the situation in Gaza, the UN Human Rights Council votes to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the occupied Palestinian territories from the start of the current military operation.



Human Rights in the news

New Ukraine report
A total breakdown of law and order and a reign of fear and terror have been inflicted by armed groups on the population of eastern Ukraine, according to a new report issued today by our Office.

Gaza / Occupied Palestinian Territory
Statement by High Commissioner Pillay, to the Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Iraq / impact of conflict on minorities
UN human rights experts warn that ethnic and religious minorities are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict in Iraq. If protection measures are not taken urgently, its impact on minorities could be “devastating and irreversible,” they say.

Myanmar
Following a ten-day visit to the country, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar urges the authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years and calls for more public freedoms.

Pillay on trafficking in persons
On the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, High Commissioner Pillay stresses the need to expose traffickers, to safeguard vulnerable people and to protect victims and survivors.

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