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2018 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture


Why we mark 26 June

26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: Torture still endemicThe UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June marks the moment in 1987 when the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into effect. Today the convention has been ratified by 163 countries.

For more information, download the UNVFVT QUARTERLY Special Edition on 26 June (PDF).



Joint Statement by Anti-torture Mechanisms


This year, all UN anti-torture mechanisms and regional mechanisms speak with one voice, recalling the remarkable progress made towards the eradication of torture over the last 70 years, but also reminding that torture is not synonymous with the past. Read their joint statement in: Arabic | English | French | Spanish.

New Videos to be disseminated to mark 26 June.


Videos




International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: A strong appeal by the UN High Commissioner

UN Fund for Victims of Torture: The perspective of victims on justice

UN Fund for Victims of Torture: Why is the legal process important to torture victims

UN Fund for Victims of Torture: A critical support to give victims hope for the future


UNVFVT Quarterly


On the occasion of 26 June, the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture launches its first "UNVFVT Quarterly" - a new initiative to share information with the anti-torture community, the Fund’s friends & partners, and anyone who is eager to achieve a torture-free world. It contains latest highlights, specific UN events, and stories on progress made towards the eradication of torture and the assistance to survivors.