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 Athletes in wheelchairs cross the start line in the annual Beirut International Marathon, Lebanon 2013
Athletes in wheelchairs cross the start line in the annual Beirut International Marathon, Lebanon 2013; About 36,000 participants from European and Arabic countries took part in the marathon
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Campaigning for the rights of the disabled in the Arab region

The rights of persons with disabilities must be enshrined in national legislation if they are to become a reality. Advocates for the human rights of disabled people from the Arab region came together recently and agreed that legal acknowledgement is an essential precondition if they are to achieve equal access to the full range of human rights along with adequate funding to meet their needs.

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 Students from the University of Nairobi celebrate their graduation © University of Nairobi

The study of human rights becomes a core subject in Kenyan universities

The United Nations Human Rights Office and the University of Nairobi have initialled an agreement ensuring human rights has a place in the curriculum for undergraduate students.

 Flowers are placed at the bust of former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de Mellow on World Humanitarian Day © OHCHR Sandeep Prasanna

In memory of those who lost their lives working for human rights

On World Humanitarian Day, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay pays tribute to colleagues in her Office and the wider UN who have lost their lives in the course of their humanitarian work.

Noticias/derechos humanos

Over 191,000 killed in Syria
High Commissioner Navi Pillay castigates the "paralysis" in the international community on the situation in Syria, as a new UN study indicates that over 191,000 people were killed in the country between March 2011 and the end of April 2014.

Conflict Prevention - Security Council briefing
In a public briefing to the Security Council, High Commissioner Navi Pillay recommends new measures to prevent or de-escalate conflicts.

Persecution of rights activists
“Show leadership and reverse the trend of repression, criminalization and prosecution of human rights work in the country” – UN rights experts call on the Government of Azerbaijan.

Japan / "Comfort women"
High Commissioner Pillay expresses profound regret that Japan has failed to pursue a comprehensive, impartial and lasting resolution of the issue of wartime sexual slavery, warning that the human rights of the victims, known as “comfort women”, continue to be violated decades after the end of the Second World War.

Political detainees in Sudan
UN human rights expert Mashood Adebayo Baderin calls on the Government of Sudan for the immediate release all political detainees to enable an inclusive national dialogue.

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