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  • UN Agent Labels Israel Court Ruling as "License to Torture"

    March 06, 2018

    UN Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer has characterized a ruling from the Supreme Court of Israel exempting from prosecution security agents using "pressure techniques" during an interrogation as a "license to torture," warning that any technique that "intentionally inflicts pain or suffering of sufficient intensity to make the victim confess or cooperate amounts to torture."

  • UN Rights Office Opposes US Deportation of Activist

    March 05, 2018

    AP reports that the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has opposed the deportation of human-rights activist Maru Mora-Villalpando, a Mexican national who is illegally present in America, on the basis that the move is part of an "increasing pattern of intimidation and retaliation against people defending migrants’ rights" in the country.

  • UN Panel Offers Blueprint for "Cultural Diversity" in Cities

    March 05, 2018

    As UN bodies push urban leaders to adopt a global blueprint for development based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN-Habitat hosted a panel in Malaysia calling for cities to embrace "cultural diversity" in urban policies to build "sustainable, inclusive" cities across the globe.

  • UNESCO, Sweden Call for Sexuality Education in Africa

    March 05, 2018

    The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently partnered with the Government of Sweden on a program in sub-Saharan Africa explaining the importance of the inclusion of "comprehensive sexuality education" in school curricula across the continent.

  • Resource Panel Seeks Green, "Socially Just" Cities

    March 05, 2018

    The International Resource Panel, a body of experts established by the UN Environment Programme, has published a report containing a climate-friendly blueprint for the future development of urban areas, with the goal of a "transition to low-carbon, resource-efficient, socially just cities" around the world.

  • World Bank Collaborates on Urban SDG Framework

    March 01, 2018

    The World Bank and the Global Environment Facility have launched a joint "Urban Sustainability Framework" as a guide for cities around the world in their efforts to reshape their social and environmental policies to comply with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UN Agent: States Must Avoid "Austerity" to Protect Rights

    February 28, 2018

    UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and human rights Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky has called on countries around the world to base their decisions on tax and spending policies on principles based in the global human rights agenda, and to avoid negative impacts of "austerity" on social and economic rights.

  • UN Agents: US Must Regularize DACA Recipients

    February 21, 2018

    A group of UN human rights mandate holders has waded into the US policy debate over the Trump Administration's plan to end the protected status (DACA) of migrants illegally brought into the country as children, warning that rescinding such status would "jeopardize" the rights of these migrants and "would reinforce harmful racial stereotypes."

  • UN Initiative Calls for Global Sharing Network for School Data

    February 15, 2018

    A blog published by UNESCO calls for the establishment of a Global Sharing Network that relies on Country Data Hubs to share national education data and publish it in one place to enable international organizations and others to develop strategies to help countries achieve education targets contained in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UNESCO, Consultants Seek Global Data on Schools

    February 15, 2018

    Representatives of the International Development Group and of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics describe the need for low-income countries to spend millions of dollars each year to produce data to use in collaboration with international organizations to reform their schools in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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