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 A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, 25 kilometres south of Mosul, wait by the roadside at an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah. ©Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett
A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shora, 25 kilometres south of Mosul, wait by the roadside at an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah
©Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett

ISIL forces civilians towards Mosul airport; UN rights office probes reports of mass graves

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) fighters have forced 1,500 families towards the airport in Mosul, the United Nations human rights wing said, adding that it is also looking into reports of mass graves near the city, where military operations are under way to oust the terrorists.

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 Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish language version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. © UN Photo

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights now available in more than 500 languages and dialects

The OHCHR collection of the world’s most translated document includes versions ranging from the most widely spoken languages to nearly extinct languages and dialects.



 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a group photo with participants at the high-level event of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Core Group 'Path2Equality: global leaders discuss progress towards lgbt equality'. Photo: UN/Kim Haughton

Ban calls for continued efforts to secure equal rights for LGBT community

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.



Statements in New York

Situation in DPRK at the Security Council
Briefing to the Security Council on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, New York, 9 December 2016

Promoting universal ratification of CRPD
Statement by Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the High-level Panel Meeting to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, New York, 2 December 2016

ASG Andrew Gilmour speaking to Human Rights Council on reprisals
Informal briefing to the Human Rights Council: Statement by Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, 30 November 2016

Briefing to the Human Rights Council on the DRC
The Assistant Secretary General discussed his mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo at the informal briefing to the Human Rights Council

International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women
Joint call by UN Rapporteur on Violence against Women and all other global and regional mechanisms to end femicide and gender-based violence

Meetings and Events

Launch of the UN Human Rights Appeal 2017
From : 14-02-2017 To : 14-02-2017
New York
Presentation by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, 10am, Conf. Room 11, UN Headquarters
From : 20-06-2017 To : 20-06-2017
New York
Meeting of States Parties to elect five members of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED), 10am, Conf. Room 3, UN Headquarters
From : 22-06-2017 To : 22-06-2017
New York
Meeting of States parties to elect nine members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), 10am, Conf. Room 3, UN Headquarters
From : 27-06-2017 To : 30-06-2017
New York
Annual meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies
From : 28-06-2017 To : 28-06-2017
New York
Meeting of States parties in order to elect seven members of the Migrant Workers Committee (CMW), 10am, Conf. Room 3, UN Headquarters
 

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