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 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
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

Yemen: civilian casualties top 8,100 as airstrikes and shelling continue, UN reports

Civilians are suffering a “terrible toll” in the fighting tearing Yemen apart, with casualties now topping 8,100, nearly 2,800 of them killed, amid Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, shelling by Houthi groups and other clashes, the UN reported.

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Wrecked Lives, Corporate Losses & Sluggish Growth: the Real Cost of Discrimination

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people hurts people, companies and nations is the message of a new UN Free & Equal Campaign video narrated by Star Trek Actor Zachary Quinto.



 High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy

UN human rights chief calls on Thai Government to probe scores of enforced disappearances

Calling on Thailand to criminalize enforced disappearance in line with international standards, the High Commissioner urged the Government to investigate the whereabouts of at least 82 people listed as disappeared.



Actualités des droits de l'homme

Death penalty in Africa
The African continent is a key UN partner in the fight to end the death penalty. Yet even as it makes major strides away from the death penalty, some worrying developments cloud the horizon.

Report on situation in Ukraine
Security Council briefing on the 12th OHCHR report on the human rights situation in Ukraine: Statement by Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, New York, 11 December 2015

Counter-Terrorism Committee
Statement by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights to the Counter Terrorism Committee, New York, 10 December 2015

Human rights in Somalia
At the end of a five-day visit to Somalia, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic called on the country’s international partners to increase their support to the Federal Government in its efforts to advance human rights.

Africa and the death penalty: Time to let go!
Op_ed by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights

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