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Dialogue, peaceful dispute settlement ‘indispensable’ to achieving peace, El Salvador tells UN Assembly

Delivering a strong message in favour of promoting unity among countries to solve the problems that afflict humanity, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, the President of El Salvador, told the United Nations General Assembly today that dialogue and the peaceful settlement of disputes are indispensable to achieving world peace

UN rights office urges protection for Salvadoran LGBTI community

The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of El Salvador to take urgent measures to protect a prominent transgender human rights defender, Karla Avelar, and other activists and individuals working on similar issues.

Children flee Central America to escape gang violence, poverty

Every month, thousands of children from Central America flee to the United States to escape gang violence and poverty, a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (

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Central American governments losing capacity to protect citizens

Central American governments are losing the ability to protect their own people from the effects of violence, “in particular women and children.”

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El Salvador promotes human rights for LGBTI community

The rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in El Salvador are being highlighted as a result of a campaign supported by the UN Human Rights Office (

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

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.

Reconciliation, dialogue, human rights vital to spirit of peace in El Salvador – UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Salvadorans to keep the spirit of peace alive, as he attended at a ceremony commemorating the 23rd anniversary of El Salvador’s 1991 Peace Accords.

El Salvador: UN panel voices concern at arbitrary detention, prison overcrowding

A United Nations expert human rights panel has voiced concern about the right to security impinging on the right to be free from arbitrary detention in El Salvador, as well as extreme overcrowding in prisons and police facilities in the Central American nation.