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31/10/2016 General Assembly and Third Committee, UNGA 71

Advocacy at UNGA 71 (2016)

Impact Iran’s advocacy efforts at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly included guides and infographics and letters in support of the resolution, “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” passed in November 2016 (read the full text of the resolution here).

Documents related to this work, along with the resolutions and voting records, can be found below.

joint-letter-unga71-squareJoint civil society letter in support of 2016 UNGA resolution

Letter written on behalf of the many human rights organizations, that are focused on improving the situation of human rights in Iran, appealing to UN member states to vote in favor of the resolution.


letter-concerning-no-action-motionLetter Concerning ‘No action Motion’

Letter written on behalf of several organizations expressing their concern over the introduction of a ‘No actions motion’ in the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee on all country specific resolutions.

fact_guide_unga71_coverThe Resolution in Real Terms: Factual Guide for UNGA resolution — UNGA 71

A guide that provides accounts of human rights violations as evidence to support the validity of the adopted operative paragraphs of the resolution.


update_march2016Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran through March 2016

Broad overview of the most serious issues going on in Iran through the first quarter of the year.


Update on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran through November 2016

Broad overview of the most serious issues going on in Iran leading up to the UN General Assembly’s 71st session.

hriu_infographicHuman Rights in Iran Infographic

Graphic displaying various statistics, graphs and charts revolving around the issues of Children’s rights, Women’s rights, Freedom of Expression & Human Rights Defenders and Death Penalty.

continual_decline_infographicHuman Rights in Iran: A Balanced View of Continual Decline

Infographic on the rising execution rate, sentencing of juvenile offenders, high number of political prisoners and legislation that would violate women’s rights.

state_of_rights_cover2016 State of Rights in Iran

Report supplied by The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation discussing violations of due process and the judiciary, the upcoming election and giving updated statistics on executions through March 2016.


voting_record_2016UNGA 71st Session Official Records

Includes voting record on resolution.