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UN launches ‘Nelson Mandela Rules’ on improving treatment of prisoners

07 October 2015 – The United Nations today launched the Revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, dubbed the ‘Nelson Mandela Rules,’ which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed as “a great step forward” but also drew attention to three areas that could be strengthened from a human rights perspective.

At UN, global initiative launched boost protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and traffickers

27 September 2015 – With a host of world leaders meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York as part of the opening of the 70th session of the General Assembly, key UN agencies joined Interpol today to launch a major new initiative to enhance the protection of cultural heritage targeted by terrorists and illicit traffickers.

‘War-weary Afghan population clamouring for peace and they deserve it’ – UN envoy

17 September 2015 – The top United Nations official in Afghanistan told members of the Security Council today that the country’s path to stability and self-reliance cannot be taken for granted, and that support from the international community continues to be crucial.