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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.



Noticias/derechos humanos

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”

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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