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 Opening of the 29th regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Pierre Albouy


Welcoming progress on human rights, the High Commissioner urges action to bolster protections and end abuses

“Too many of us live among brutal conflicts, and are threatened by greed, ambition and contempt for human life,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed in his opening remarks to the 29th session of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council.


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 Participants of the Eighth Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on the first day of the Conference. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN deputy chief urges action to reduce exclusion and discrimination of persons with disabilities

Empowering persons with disabilities and securing their rights will advance society as a whole, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said at the 8th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.



 Albinos. Photo: IRIN/Helen Blakesley

On first-ever International Day, UN celebrates people with albinism and urges awareness of challenges they face

The first-ever day for International Albinism Awareness is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of people with albinism and join the struggle against the difficulties they face.



Noticias/derechos humanos

Universality and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development
Side event: Universality and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, statement by the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović; New York, 23 June 2015

Media freedom and safety of journalists
Statement by Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the Conference on Journalists' Safety, Media Freedom and Pluralism in Times of Conflict, Vienna, 15 June 2015

"Human suffering, moral blankness and the ties of sentiment"
"I want you to imagine, for a moment, a world without human rights. A space so brutal, violence is the only currency of human exchange."

Zeid on small arms and human rights
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein briefs the UN Security Council on the human cost of the illicit transfer, destabilizing, accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.

The human cost of small arms and light weaponry
At the Security Council, the High Commissioner said small arms "are the weapons of the easy kill: the most portable, most easily accessible, most casual instruments of death... If they were to reflect reality more closely, the silhouettes used for target practice would not then be menacing gunmen, but terrified people hiding under tables, or cowering in the corners of dark rooms with their families, or lying face down in a ditch".

Optional Protocol to the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
At an event organised by the Group of Friends of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the High Commissioner said that thanks to the Optional Protocol, “Individuals can now seek out justice for violations of their rights enshrined in both Covenants. And this recognition that the individual is entitled to claim rights is rich with hope”.

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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