General Assembly President at a Panel discussion with Gloria Steinem and Nadia Murad on her fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

“I now know that I was born in the heart of the crimes committed against me. I was home living w/my family. I didn’t go somewhere where there was a war. Our neighbors turned on us.”  NadiaMuradBasee, Yazidi survivor of ISIL & UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador said in a conversation with Gloria Steinem at UNHQ.

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The President of the France affirmed his support for the Yezidi cause and the courageous struggle led by Nadia Murad.

The President of the France affirmed his support for the Yezidi cause and the courageous struggle led by Nadia Murad.

The President of the France affirmed his support for the Yezidi cause and the courageous struggle led by Nadia Murad.

Ms. Murad’s quest poses an acute test for the promise of international justice

 Ms. Murad’s quest poses an acute test for the promise of international justice

"This week, Ms. Murad clinched a small, but important victory. Her country, Iraq, agreed to let the Security Council appoint a panel of independent investigators to gather evidence of the most serious crimes committed by the Islamic State, and not just those against Yazidis. Lacking that, the Security Council would have had to adopt a resolution to create such a panel."