Americas

Human Rights Office welcomes US Supreme Court ruling on death penalty

The United Nations Human Rights Office has welcomed a ruling by the Supreme Court in the United States concerning the use of the death penalty for people with mental and intellectual disabilities.

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Latin America and the Caribbean prioritize family farming

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are adopting public policies to support family farming which is seen as “essential for food security and rural welfare in the region”, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (

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“Significant progress” in fighting cholera in Haiti

“Significant progress” has been made in fighting cholera in Haiti according to a senior United Nations official in the country.

The number of cases of the disease has fallen by 75 per cent since the beginning of the dry season in November last year.

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UN calls for “immediate moratorium” on US death penalty

An “immediate moratorium” on the use of the death penalty in the United States has been called for by the UN after a bungled execution of a man in the state of Oklahoma.

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