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UN rights experts describe ‘unconscionable’ suffering of Syrians in four-year conflict

Hundreds of thousands of people have died, while half the population has been displaced and men of fighting-age, women, children, humanitarian and medical workers and vulnerable groups like internally displaced persons have been targeted with violence, according to the new report on human rights and humanitarian law violations in.


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 High Comissioner lighting a memorial candle © Credit US Holocaust Museum

“We need people with PH D level compassion”

“We need people who are kind. People with PhD level compassion,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Zeid made his remarks during a speech at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. as part of an event looking into the causes of atrocities.



 (Woman walks in the desert with her two donkeys). © EPA/Rehan Khan

Climate change impacts enjoyment of human rights

Recognizing the intrinsic link between human rights and climate change, experts on both issues took part in the “Climate Justice Dialogue.” The Dialogue, which took place in Geneva in early February, aimed to strengthen the links between human rights and climate change action ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Paris later this year. The Dialogue was sponsored by the UN Human Rights Office and the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice.



Noticias/derechos humanos

Human Rights in South Sudan at the UN Security Council
Statement to the Security Council by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, on South Sudan, New York, 24 February 2015

Human rights and election standards
Opening Remarks by ASG Ivan Šimonović at The Carter Center’s Conference on Human Rights and Election Standards, 11 February, Atlanta

South Sudan
Introductory remarks at the Spokesperson’s noon briefing, 9 February 2015, by the Assistant Secretary-General Ivan Šimonović, on his human rights mission to South Sudan

Mission to South Sudan
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, will visit South Sudan from 1 to 6 February to assess the human rights situation in the country. He will seek updates on progress in investigations of human rights violations and discuss ways to prevent further violations.

Security Council meeting on human rights in DPRK
Statement to the Security Council on the Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, New York, 22 December 2014

Launch of the 8th Monthly report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
Press statement by Mr. Ivan Šimonović, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights at the launch of the 8th Monthly report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

Reuniones y eventos

From : 20-01-2014 To : 24-01-2014
New York
WG on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice
From : 18-02-2014 To : 18-02-2014
New York
States parties will elect one new member of the Human Rights Committee to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of one member.
From : 25-05-2014 To : 25-05-2014
New York
State Parties will elect nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child which monitors implementation of the Convention.
From : 10-06-2014 To : 12-06-2014
New York
State Parties will elect nine new members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which monitors the implementation of the Convention.
From : 24-06-2014 To : 24-06-2014
New York
States parties will elect nine new members of the Human Rights Committee which monitors implementation of the Covenant and one additional member to fill a casual vacancy arising from the resignation of a member Committee.
From : 26-06-2014 To : 26-06-2014
New York
State Parties will elect new members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women which monitors the implementation of the Convention.
From : 02-07-2014 To : 02-07-2014
New York
Panel discussion, 2 July, CR1, UNHQ, New York
From : 28-07-2014 To : 01-08-2014
New York
WG on the use of mercenaries
Moving Away from the Death Penatly: National Leadership
From : 25-09-2014 To : 25-09-2014
New York
High-level side event at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN Headquarters, New York
 

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