Category Archives: Society

Governments Must Regulate Extra-Custodial Use of Force to Prevent Torture within National Jurisdictions, Special Rapporteur Tells Third Committee

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) discussed the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment with mandate-holders and treaty body representatives today, as it opened broader debate on the …

Consent, Participation of Indigenous Peoples in Decisions Affecting Them Vital to Advancing Their Rights, Special Rapporteur Tells Third Committee

Recognition and inclusion of indigenous peoples were central to the promotion of peace, human rights and sustainable development, said speakers as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) held its discussion on the matter.

Victoria …

Adequate Social Protections, Equal Employment Opportunities Vital to Eradicating Poverty, Say Delegates in Second Committee

Domestic job creation, education and social protection were crucial in strengthening national economic situations, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) heard today as it concluded its debate on the eradication of poverty.

About 1.6 billion people …

UN and Africa: award-winning UN peacekeeper in Sudan, South Sudanese girls, and a report on poverty in the African countryside

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Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota (center left) meeting women in Abyei. Photo: UNPOL/UNISFA/Mthokozisi Makeka

Legal vacuum “an obstacle to advancing gender equality”: UN Peacekeeper

An absence of laws is …

Entrepreneur Urges Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Benefit of All in Second Committee, Economic and Social Council Joint Meeting

Delegates Debate Eradication of Poverty, Development Issues in Afternoon Meeting

New technology would be central to achieving development goals, with artificial intelligence (AI) leveraged to process data on health, commerce, communications and transportation, entrepreneur Stephen …

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