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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS PANEL DISCUSSION ON PROMOTING TOLERANCE, INCLUSION, UNITY AND RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY

19 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning held its annual debate on racial discrimination with a panel discussion focusing on promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discr...Read More

Speakers In Budget Committee Welcome Proposed Restructuring Of High Commissioner For Human Rights Office As Cost-Neutral Improvement In Regional Services

The scheme to restructure the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was a winning proposal that would help the Organization better respond to Member States’ growing demand for assistance in fulfilling their...Read More

SIXTY-NINTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN OPENS IN GENEVA

19 February 2018 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this morning opened its sixty-ninth session, hearing a statement by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division at th...Read More

OHCHR Press Conference

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UN REPORT ON LIBERATION OF MOSUL: ISIL MEMBERS SHOULD FACE “INTERNATIONAL CRIMES” CHARGES

2 November 2017 Arabic version GENEVA, 2 November 2017 (Issued as received) – A UN report concludes that the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations that amount to “internati...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN OPENS ITS SIXTY-EIGHTH SESSION IN GENEVA

23 October 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this morning opened its sixty-eighth session, hearing a statement by Carla Edelenbos, Chief of the Petitions and Inquiries Section, Human Rights Treaties Branc...Read More

UN: Ukraine tensions continue to flare despite recent decrease in civilian deaths

[JURIST] Last month marked a welcome trend in the Ukrainian conflict, with civilian deaths decreasing for the first time in three years, according to a report [text, PDF] released Tuesday by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD OPENS SEVENTY-SIXTH SESSION

11 September 2017 The Committee on the Rights of the Child opened its seventy-sixth session this morning, hearing an address by Orest Nowosad, Chief of the Groups in Focus Section, Human Rights Treaties Division of the Office of the United ...Read More

UN rights experts express concern over blocked websites in Egypt

[JURIST] Two human rights experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] issued a statement [press release] Wednesday detailing their concern over websites, including many news sites, that ha...Read More

NGOs call for independent inquiry into Yemen rights violations

[JURIST] In an open letter[text] addressed to representatives of the Member and Observer States [materials] of the United Nations Humans Rights Council [official website], 56 national, regional and international nongovernmental organization...Read More

SENIOR UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICIAL TO VISIT HONDURAS 25-27 JULY 2017

24 July 2017 Spanish version GENEVA (Issued as received) – The UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, will visit Honduras from 25 to 27 July to engage with high-level Government officials and other stakeholders on ...Read More

Press conference by the OHCHR and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

[Continuing the search for people missing in the Kosovo conflict Zahir Tanin – H…