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27 stories found over the past 45 days
El Salvador’s pardon for woman jailed for miscarriage should pave way for review of similar sentences – UN experts

28 January 2015 – The decision by El Salvador to pardon a woman convicted of aggravated homicide after suffering a miscarriage must “mark a turning point” for the authorities to review the sentences against all women jailed for pregnancy-related complications, a group of United Nations human rights experts said today.


El Salvador: UN rights office welcomes ‘ground-breaking’ pardon of woman in abortion case

23 January 2015 – The United Nations human rights office today welcomed the ‘ground-breaking decision’ of the Salvadorian Legislative Assembly to pardon a young women’s 30-year sentence in an abortion case.


Private sector, ‘care economy’ will be key engines of job creation for next 5 years – UN report

22 January 2015 – Private sector services, such as business and administrative services, and real estate, as well as related industries, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations labour agency.


UN chief appoints new Special Envoy in move to end Tuberculosis

20 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Eric Goosby of the United States as his new Special Envoy on Tuberculosis (TB), the UN Spokesperson’s office announced today.


Nepal: UN agency continues distribution of emergency health kits to flood survivors

20 January 2015 – Five months after a series of landslides and subsequent flooding brought devastation to large swathes of Nepal, thousands of survivors continue to remain exposed to bitter temperatures and wintry conditions, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned.


Children suffering ‘dire consequences’ of conflict in northern Nigeria – UN agency

20 January 2015 – Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned today, spotlighting its ongoing efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection services to affected children in the region.


UN must boost links among development, security, human rights, Ban tells Security Council

19 January 2015 – Stressing that the United Nations is built around the three pillars of peace and security, development and human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, today underlined the need to pay attention to their interdependence, during an address to the Security Council.