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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (foreground left) and Laura Dupuy Lasserre (right), Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the UN Office at Geneva and President of the Human Rights Council, admire the painting by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo, which adorns the domed ceiling of the Human Rights Council Chamber.

Opening of Session of Human Rights Council

Somali Parliment Speaker of the House 2012 Mohamed Osman Jawari

Mohamed Osman Jawari 1945 ) in Afgooye, Somalia Acting President of Federal Republic Somalia 28 Aug.

These refugees in the Dadaab refugee camps have shown that a hearing disability is no hindrance to playing sports; next up for the football team is a tournament in Nairobi.  © UNHCR

These refugees in the Dadaab refugee camps have shown that a hearing disability is no hindrance to playing sports; next up for the football team is a tournament in Nairobi.

Somalia Former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister 2012: Fowsiyo Yussuf Haji Aadan

Somalia Former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Fowsiyo Yussuf Haji Aadan

Women and their children watch the Darfur Drama actors perform at El Srief (North Darfur). This peacebuilding initiative is organized in part by UNDP, the African Union, the UN's Mission in Sudan and a number of other international and local partners.  www.undp.org  Photo: UN/Albert Gonzalez Farran

Women and their children watch the Darfur Drama actors perform at El Srief (North Darfur). This peacebuilding initiative is organized in part by UNDP, the African Union, the UN's Mission in Sudan and a number of other international and local partners. www.undp.org Photo: UN/Albert Gonzalez Farran

With UNDP support, 120,000 people in Tajikistan received micro-loans that helped them establish small businesses. Learn more about UNDP's work: on.undp.org/Q2pLtw #globaldev

With UNDP support, 120,000 people in Tajikistan received micro-loans that helped them establish small businesses. Learn more about UNDP's work: on.undp.org/Q2pLtw #globaldev

Academy Award winning actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for Human Trafficking, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and director Laurie Bolthouse speaking at the 2012 Social Good Summit.

Academy Award winning actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for Human Trafficking, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and director Laurie Bolthouse speaking at the 2012 Social Good Summit.

Secretary-General Visits Primary School in Timorese Capital Dili

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon interacts with children on his visit to the Cassait Primary School in the Liquica district of Timorese capital Dili.

Una rifugiata somala con suo figlio in un centro medico all'interno del campod i Dadaab. © Australia for UNHCR / T. Mukoya / October 2009.

A Somali mother and her child in a medical centre in the complex. © Australia for UNHCR/T.

There are roughly 105,000 refugees in South Sudan’s Maban County. Many are at serious health risk. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its partners are working vigorously to prevent and contain the outbreak of malaria and several water-borne diseases.

There are roughly refugees in South Sudan’s Maban County. Many are at serious health risk. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its partners are working vigorously to prevent and contain the outbreak of malaria and several water-borne diseases.

A total 68,996 refugees live in the Nakivale settlement. Here, a Rwandan refugee cleaned beans at the camp in 2009. Nakivale, #Uganda (Walter Astrada/AFP/Getty Images)

World’s Largest Refugee Camps

A total refugees live in the Nakivale settlement. Here, a Rwandan refugee cleaned beans at the camp in Nakivale, (Walter Astrada/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Somali boy waits for registration into Ifo refugee camp, which is part of the larger Dadaab camp located in Kenya. He joins thousands of other displaced drought victims who wait as long as ten days before becoming fully registered at the camp.

Deminer and a bomb detection dog work side-by-side to search for landmines and unexploded ordnances in Tajikistan. Credit: UNDP Tajikistan

Deminer and a bomb detection dog work side-by-side to search for landmines and unexploded ordnances in Tajikistan.

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