Outraged by the Attacks on Yazidis? It Is Time to Help.

"Over the past three years, the world has come out in support of the Yazidis. But now we need to move away from the personal stories of survivors and take practical steps, steps toward prosecuting the Islamic State militants responsible for these crimes and toward reconstructing Yazidi areas in Iraq so that displaced Yazidis can begin to go back to their homes."

Read UNODC Goodwill Ambassdor's Op-ed in The New York Times.

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.

Watch on UN Web TV.

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."