A/HRC/36/31 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 29 March 2018 Original: English Human Rights Council Thirty-sixth session 11–29 September 2017 Agenda items 2 and 5 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Human rights bodies and mechanisms Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights*, ** Report of the Secretary-General Summary The present report is submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to Council resolution 12/2. In the report, the Secretary-General highlights the recent developments in the United Nations system and beyond in relation to the issue of reprisals. He presents the activities of the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights as the senior official leading the efforts of the United Nations to address acts of intimidation and reprisal against those seeking to cooperate or who have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms on human rights. The report also contains information on alleged acts of intimidation and reprisals, including in follow-up to cases included in the previous report (A/HRC/33/19). More extensive information on selected cases has also been attached (see annex I). The Secretary-General concludes the report with recommendations on addressing and preventing all such cases. * The present report was submitted after the deadline in order to include the most recent information. ** The annexes to the present report are reproduced as received. GE.18-04927(E) 

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