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UN rights official cites Afghanistan’s ‘paradox’ of new opportunities for peace amid growing violence

At the end of a seven-day mission to Afghanistan, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović described the “paradoxical situation” in which the country finds itself: “On the one hand, there are new opportunities for peace talks that would have been unimaginable only a few months ago, on the other, the conflict looks set to intensify as insurgents test the strength of the security forces hoping to gain leverage in future negotiations.”


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In Bogotá, UN deputy rights chief says ‘peace is the only option’ for Colombia

The road to peace is a complex and winding one, the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights said today during her visit to Colombia, a country with a “unique opportunity to evolve into a society” where everyone enjoys rights equally and without discrimination.



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Doha: At Crime Congress, UN experts cite ‘shift’ as more States move away from death penalty

“The world is certainly moving away from the death penalty, in just the way the world moved away from slavery, from judicial torture and from other such practices”, UN Special Rapporteur Christof Heyns said at the Doha Crime Congress special event on the death penalty, recalling that in 1948, only eight States had taken the death penalty out of their laws and now 99 have done so.



Actualités des droits de l'homme

Protect Afghan civilians - Simonovic
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic urges stronger protection for civilians in Afghanistan at the end of a seven-day mission to the country which took him to Kabul and the provinces of Nangarhar and Kapisa.

Bombing in Jalalabad
ASG for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic condemns suicide attack in Jalalabad killing at least 35 people, during his visit to Jalalabad.

Visit Afghanistan
Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović visits Afghanistan (15 to 21 April) to assess the human rights impact of the handover of security tasks to Afghan forces and increased ground engagements.

Human Rights in Ukraine at the Security Council
Statement to the Security Council by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, 6 March 2015

Opening remarks Ivan Šimonović, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
Biennial High-Level Panel Discussion on the Question of the Death Penalty: “Regional efforts aiming at the abolition of the death penalty and challenges faced in that regard”

Key note address by Mr. Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
The Human Rights Council high-level side-event “Universal ratification and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Torture – How to get there”

Réunions et manifestations

From : 23-06-2015 To : 23-02-2015
New York
Third Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CPED) to elect five members of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) whose terms are set to expire on 30 June 2015; 23 June 2015, 10am, Conf. Room 1, UN Headquarters
From : 26-06-2015 To : 26-06-2015
New York
Twenty-sixth Meeting of States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, to elect nine members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD); Thursday, 25 June 2015, 10am, Conf. Room 1, UN Headquarters
From : 30-06-2015 To : 30-06-2015
New York
Seventh Meeting of States Parties to the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families to elect seven members of the Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW); Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 10am, Conf. Room 1, UN Headquarters
 

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