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 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
 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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