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    On Human Rights Day, 2014

    Today, the United Nations marks Human Rights Day 2014, commemorating the date on which the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 66 years ago. This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, acknowledges the idea that every day is Human Rights Day, and everyone, everywhere, at all ...

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    Incorporating a Gender Perspective at the UN

    This week, I was honored to speak at the Human Rights Council’s “Annual Discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective.” The objective of this interactive discussion, held at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, was for officials, academics, and diplomats to share best practices, obstacles, and experiences related to gender ...

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    Positive Signs and Increased Optimism

    I recently conducted an interview on a number of issues related to my work as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In addition to discussing certain aspects of my work, I also conveyed my optimistic views about prospects for cooperation with the ...