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Monday, 24 June 2013

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2013, June 26

 ° Международный день в поддержку жертв пыток, 26 июня.
 ° Día Internacional de las Naciones Unidas en Apoyo de las Víctimas de la Tortura, 26 de junio. 
 °Journée internationale pour le soutien aux victimes de la torture, 26 juin.
 ° International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June.
 ° 支持酷刑受害者国际日, 6月26日
 ° اليوم الدولي لمساندة ضحايا التعذيب

United Nations Secretary-General's Message for 2013

As we mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I call on Member States to step up efforts to assist all those who have suffered from torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. 
This year is also the 25th anniversary of the Committee against Torture. This body -- along with other UN human rights mechanisms such as the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and the Special Rapporteur on Torture -- is vital to strengthening a victim-oriented approach that also includes a gender perspective. This effort was further strengthened by the adoption this year of a UN Human Rights Council resolution focussing on the rehabilitation of torture victims.
I urge all Member States to accede to and fully implement the Convention against Torture and support the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.  Let us work together to end torture throughout the world and ensure that countries provide reparation for victims.

Ban Ki-moon

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

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