UN rights experts urge Mexico to focus more on the fight against impunity

Concluding a ten-day visit to Mexico, the United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture urged the authorities to redouble its efforts to fight impunity and to immediately adopt the General Law on Torture, in full conformity with relevant international standards.

Biodiversity “critical” to sustainable development

The rapid loss of biodiversity across the world is putting sustainable development at risk according to a senior UN official working on the issue.

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“Essential services” provided to mankind by biodiversity

Biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, provides “essential services” to mankind, according to the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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UN experts urge Mexican authorities and businesses to adequately engage with communities affected by development projects

Concluding a ten-day official mission to Mexico, a United Nations expert group has called on the country's authorities and business sector to ensure adequate consultation with individuals and communities affected by development projects and business operations.

Climate change “major” cause of displacement in Mexico: UN expert

Climate change is a major cause of displacement in Latin America, including in Mexico, a UN independent expert has said during a recent visit to Mexico City.

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Twelve countries report decrease in child refugee detentions

The number of refugee children in detention centres in 12 countries fell by 14 per cent over the past two years, according to a report launched by the UN R

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Climate change is about "the wellbeing of people,” says new climate secretariat chief

Climate change is not a “vague concept” but reality, and it is having an impact on people everywhere.

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The “indispensable” role of men and boys in realizing gender equality

Men and boys are being encouraged to “think differently” about gender relations in order to achieve full equality between the sexes.

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UN Gender Focus: “SDG generation”, gender equality and South Sudan

“Girls matter” to sustainability and growth of the whole world

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UN in Colombia to “hit the ground running”, says peacekeeping chief

The UN in Colombia has to “hit the ground running” the head of peacekeeping operations said during an official visit to Mexico.

The new political mission will be responsible for monitoring disarmament should the Colombian government and FARC rebels agree on a peace deal.

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