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UN expert sees very little change in efforts to protect right to life, end impunity in Mexico

20 June 2016 – A United Nations human rights expert today said that in Mexico, very little has changed regarding the protection of the right to life his 2013 fact-finding mission to the country.


UN announces launch of ‘ground-breaking’ school feeding analysis

09 June 2016 – The United Nations today announced the release of a major analysis of global school meal practices, which offers guidance on how to design and implement large-scale sustainable national school feeding programmes that can meet globally approved standards.


UN rights office urges Mexican authorities to pursue investigation into extrajudicial killings

20 May 2016 – The United Nations human rights office today reiterated a call for the Government of Mexico to ensure a prompt and thorough investigation into a series of alleged summary executions and human rights violations committed by authorities almost two years ago.


Ban appoints Mexican diplomat to head UN climate change framework

18 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Patricia Espinosa Cantellano of Mexico as Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


‘Nobody Left Outside’ campaign launched as UN warns of dire shelter conditions for refugees

18 May 2016 – A half-billion-dollar shortfall in funds for sheltering refugees is severely undermining efforts to tackle the biggest global displacement crisis since World War II, the United Nations refugee agency warned today, as it launched a new campaign that calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for two million refugees.