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Briefing General Assembly, UN rights expert urges dual fight against torture, co...

New York, Oct 22 (JEN) The incidences of torture and ill-treatment around the world have not been diminishing and the need for effective prevention is “as great as it ever has been,” a United Nat...

South Sudan: UN Mission transfers internally displaced persons to protection sit...

New York, Oct 22 (JEN) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve l...

DR Congo: Ban deplores expulsion of UN rights officer

New York, Oct 22 (JEN) Secretary -General Ban Ki-moon has condemned last week’s decision by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to expel from the country its top United Nations human rights o...

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Erasing infrastructure deficit key to Africa’s growth, development – UN official
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New York, Oct 18 (JEN) Africa’s continued progress on growth and development targets will hinge on concerted efforts – from partnerships inside and outside the continent – to enhance infrastruct...

Briefing General Assembly, UN rights expert urges dual fight against torture, corruption
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New York, Oct 22 (JEN) The incidences of torture and ill-treatment around the world have not been diminishing and the need for effective prevention is “as great as it ever has been,” a United Nat...

‘Science must have a place at the policy table,’ world leaders urge at special UN meeting
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New York, Oct 21 (JEN): Science, technology and innovation are central in forging development policy and solving some of the world’s most pressing problems including in education, health care and p...

General Assembly elects 15 members to UN Human Rights Council
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New York, Oct 22 (JEN): The General Assembly on Tuesdayelected 15 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2015.

South Sudan: UN Mission transfers internally displaced persons to protection sites
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New York, Oct 22 (JEN) The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve l...

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